I turned 45 yesterday....not a giant thing, just another birthday...on a Thursday. What is different is me....there was no birthday cake....or better yet, birthday cheesecake! Before, I would have eaten probably 3-5 pieces of birthday cheesecake throughout the day (and probably into the night).
Yesterday I had a pink drink...a salad with sliced chicken and
avocado on it, and salmon with broccoli. Somewhere in there, between
lunch and dinner I had a cherry pie larabar. I didn't miss the
I don't stay up all night with insomnia anymore. I am no
longer addicted to diet coke. I exercise (not as much as I should...but I
do it). I am gaining a self-confidence that I never thought I would
have. I am enjoying putting on make-up and bright colored clothes. I
smile more. I have gained an education about food and exercise and
health that I never thought I would have. I like being around people
more, instead of hiding from the world....sneaking double cheeseburgers
from the drive-thru's is not part of my world anymore.
I had made a
mini-goal of reaching 45lbs lost for my 45th birthday....yesterday I
turned 45 and I had 46lbs lost....mission accomplished. Now I need a new
mini-goal. I'll have to think about that one. I am starting to change
my outlook from lose, lose, lose to become healthier everyday....and
with that the pounds will come off.
My new mini-goal might be just a
re-dedication to my exercise efforts, which is always a struggle for me.
I used to watch infomercials about weight loss programs and see these
people claiming to have lost oodles of pounds and I would sit there,
with my birthday cheesecake....stuffing my face, telling myself that I
could never achieve that.
Well, here I am 2.6lbs away from a 50lb
loss....never thought it was achievable....now I know I can lose the
next 50 and 50 more after that! Yesterday I had my first experience with
someone asking me what I am doing...she wanted info about
PINK.....because I was doing so great, she wanted to try it....made me
so happy. I didn't need, want or miss birthday cheesecake....the rest of
the rewards are MUCH greater!