Okay wow, I can’t believe I’m saying this. I’ve lost 30 pounds since January 1st!! So dang proud of myself. It has been a million small choices and lots and lots of self-discipline that’s led me here, but also…. Literally all I’ve done is follow the simple steps of the program.
I tell people all the time, if you work the program – it works. And if you modify the program you get modified results. And I continue to experience that for myself.
I’m having one of those phases again where I’m super motivated. I got through the hurdle of feeling like I don’t deserve this good thing I’m doing for myself. And now every time I get on the scale I see a number I never remember seeing in my adult life.
Honestly. It’s blowing my mind. When I started college I was already in the 190’s and only went up from there, topping off somewhere in the 230’s once I graduated.
Today I’m in the 170’s. It’s wild.
And yet, I say that number but it is so not about the number. I know that in my mind it’s not about the number because I’m so detached from writing it… talking about it… I don’t even care. It’s a number! It’s not my identity or even the most interesting thing about me.
This isn’t about the number to me.
It’s about my health.
It’s about being stronger every day.
It’s about reducing inflammation in my body. Did you know your body treats stores of fat as a foreign substance to itself and so it causes inflammation?
This journey for me has also been so much about the person I’m discovering that I can be. I can be someone excited to wake up in the morning! I can be someone who doesn’t need an afternoon caffeine boost. I can be a person who doesn’t run to comfort food but instead runs for tea and a book!
Those are small habits I’m building, what we call “micro-habits of health” and those are what will help me have a lifetime of health, not just this one season.
Because that’s what really matters to me… my whole life. I want this to last. I want to be a new person.
Who apparently also needs some new clothes. I have to go throw out these old jeans I’m wearing because the saggy-butt-syndrome is very real today.
You Are Enough
Don’t ever forget that okay? You are beautiful and precious and deserve good things — and I can’t tell you that enough! Look I even dedicated a side-bar-box-thing to it. God has a plan and a purpose for your life and He died and rose again because He wants to spend forever with you! Okay, read on. Important reminder over.
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“The glory of God is man fully alive.” St. Irenaeus
Here’s the good, the bad, the raw of my weight loss journey. I share this in hopes that if you see any similarities in your journey, it helps you to not feel alone. I want you to know that if I can do it, so can you. If I can get through these things… so can you.
I can blast off this list because it’s literally been the same for (about) two years now!! The thing about losing weight is that if you do it right and with the right mindset, two things happen…
These are the 4 basic principles I’ve found myself eating by during this pregnancy. I’m so glad that in the year and half prior to this, I’ve solidified the desire and love of healthy habits – which made these things come naturally to me.