It’s official. 100 pounds lost!
I would have never tried if I’d known that it would take 4 years and 16 days to achieve this – but I’m SO GLAD it happened this way.
It was incredibly naive of me to think that such a major life overhaul would (or should) take little time and effort. I think I’m almost more proud of the fact that I’ve made steady progress over the 4 years and haven’t had to work toward re-losing anything but extremely minor blips here and there.
About 6 weeks prior to starting:
Today’s a holiday for me, so I have a session with the trainer scheduled + I’ll probably go to the gym afterward. Seems like an appropriate way to spend my day.
The weekend in Memphis went well.
I was a little nervous about eating since I still have fear that a stomach revolt will start up again – but I planned ahead and got all obnoxious and bought my own food and mostly did my own thing.
Breakfast started like this each day:
(carrot juice, spinach, frozen pineapple & mango, fresh strawberries)
Turned into this:
We went out just once (where I learned that pork might not be such a good idea anymore).
I tried to do the multiple small meal thing despite being very busy, so I ate some snacks that looked like this:
(unsweetened full-fat yogurt + strawberries + walnuts + melted 88% choc)
My dad had lunch at his house following the funeral.
(ham + steamed green beans + steamed asparagus + plain salad + cornbread dressing)
I was feeling adventurous, so I ate pie, too.
I drug everyone out to a park for a walk one morning.
And I made them do masks with me …
And I played with a bunch of dogs …
And I took my little brother on a date …
Point is: I tried very hard to manage a really hard weekend. To just be. To not rely on food AND to keep the stomach revolt under control.
(I’m so lucky.)