The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
While on my detox, I lost eight pounds. I was elated!!!! I was seeing numbers I hadn’t seen in a very long time. I was so encouraged!
But then it was time to go back to the real world. It was time to see how I would navigate meals and snacks. Needless to say, I was nervous.
My friend had sent me an email with several recipes, so I felt a little better, but it was things like breakfast, lunch, and snacks that worried me the most. I realize that losing 30 pounds in nine weeks is a VERY lofty goal. One that I realize will probably not happen, but I needed to aim high.
I need to aim high for myself.
As I said in my previous post, losing just 18 pounds would put me on the higher end of my healthy weight range. After losing a good amount of weight the previous week, I was so nervous about gaining it all back!
I meal planned for the week, went shopping, and started the week. Here went nothing!
Monday came and went. I made dinner. I had a healthy lunch and breakfast. I felt fantastic!
That’s when it hit me…
I CAN DO THIS!
For those of you that read my last post, I told you that my detox was more mental than physical and this week proved that more than anything! I found myself resisting many temptations because of the weight I had lost the previous week. It was so easy too! Each morning, I would step on the scale to see the “damage” and each morning I would be excited to see that it was no more than your average +/- a pound (or less).
Now although I am excited to have maintained my weight loss throughout this week, I know that losing some would have been nice. Now, let me say: I am not exercising right now and I know that will help. I am adding exercise in next week and hope to see some sort of improvement!
I would also like to say that I was so inspired by all the encouragement I received last week. I could not do this without encouragement and accountability!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I hope to continue this journey and change my habits so that my children can learn healthy habits to pass on to their children.
~ Jess Elaine
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