I stepped on the scale this morning and liked what I spied with my little eye. Before going any further, I must confess that I step on the scale every morning. I know I shouldn’t and have even encouraged others not to do so, but as I’m going through this process, at least right now I get on daily to track my progress. Let me be clear, however, the scale is not the best indicator or measurement of success. All that you are gaining as a result of the process is the true indication of how well you are doing. But I digress
I’m down 11.8 lbs., oh yes I am, and I feel A.MA.ZING!!! That’s almost a dress size! My body is starting to respond to the things I am doing. The scale is inching down, my waistline is starting to reappear, I look better in my clothes and my confidence is starting to creep back up. With results like these, I am nowhere near stopping this train!
Here’s what I know about my body. Unfortunately, I put weight on quickly. If I’m not careful I can easily gain 10-15lbs. in a month. But on the flip side, I also lose weight quickly. Certainly not as quickly as I would like. My preference is overnight, but that ain’t gonna happen! But when I am consistent, and when I make better food choices and discipline myself to move my body daily, I begin to see results quickly. That for me is encouraging and makes me want to keep going!
With this being day 3 of my Green Smoothe Cleanse, I’m starting to notice some things that bear mentioning.
- This is not hard as I thought it would be. I stay busy and keep focused on the things I want to accomplish, so there is very little time to think about food.
- I’m very conscious of when my body is hungry. This is big for me because there have been few and far between times in my life where I have eaten to satisfy physical hunger. Normally I’m eating to stuff down an emotion.
- There are times when my desire to eat is out of habit and not hunger. Take this morning for instance. I wanted a cup of coffee because the clock read 8:45 and that’s what my body had gotten into the habit of having around that time.
I’m hoping the remaining 7 days will be just as easy as the first three. I started this journey during my staycation. With the ease and leisure of being on vacation and at home for 9 days, I’m praying my return to work won’t be a shock to my system. It’s been a breeze doing this on my timetable, and being away from the stress of my work environment. I’ve had more control these past 9 days. Tomorrow will tell a different story, but I’ve already made up my mind to not let it take me under. Having the skill to focus is transferable to any situation I find myself in.
As for my walk today, it was a little challenging. It took me a smidge longer to complete because my legs felt like I was pulling two bricks, but the good news is, I got it done! Part of the reason for my struggle this morning was the lack of sleep. Sleep is critical to the weight loss process and I didn’t sleep well at all last night. I knew when I got up a 5:00 a.m. that it was going to be a rough morning. Tonight will be different. I’m planning on lights out at 9:45 and I will be sleep by 10:00 so I can be raring to go first thing in the morning!
Your Turn To Share
Are you in tune with your body? What is it telling you? Are you going to act on what it’s telling you to do? If so, when?