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Down Another Pound!

Friday, August 20, 2010

I know I probably shouldn't be weighing every day, because of how our bodies can fluctuate with hormones and water retention and such.... but I did anyway. ;)

It feels SO amazing to see progress on the scale. I'm only 2 lbs away from a 5 lb loss, which is my first personal goal. I'll show you why after I get there!

I have to say that this is the first time I have been on a diet and wake up excited about the day. I was totally surprised when I woke up thinking about all the options I have for lunch.

Every time I have been on a diet before I have felt like it was almost a punishment. It was just something I had to endure so that I could get skinnier. When you have over 100 lbs to lose, that's a lot of punishment for a very long time. I would often quit because the price just felt too high.

This feels good. It doesn't feel like too much of a sacrifice, and I'm really eating healthier than I probably ever have. I am enjoying coming up with healthy options to eat, and its WONDERFUL to be so motivated and excited about *being* healthier. I don't feel it waning, even in this difficult first transition week. That's a very very good sign for me.

This is another one of the lunches I had this week. This whole plate was 5 WW points. The sloppy joe was a Sparkpeople recipe. The only alteration I made was to add a lot more chili powder (I LOVE bold flavors). You can find the recipe here: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com
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