“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” Walter Elliot

Stage 2 of the diet has begun: for the next 20 days I’m still off dairy and gluten.  This is going to blow…

The only thing I had today that I was allowed back after the 10 day “shred” was caffeine. I tossed a shot of espresso into my morning smoothie, oh how I missed it!  

I ended up loosing a total of 9 lbs in the 10 days, and My Fitness Pal informed me that I have lost 25 lbs now from my highest weight!!! As I wrote yesterday, though, the next 20 days are going to be grueling for me with many challenges.  This weekend already brings my first challenge, my parents are coming down to visit Sunday and we’re going out for breakfast.  I’ll need to research the menu ahead of time and come up with a plan.  And if I can make the menu work to fit the diet, I’ll have to chug a smoothie before we leave and then just sit there with an ice water and a side order of fruit or something!

Tonight’s blog post is going to have to be short and sweet, I’m falling asleep as I write this now…we had an activity-packed day at daycare today and I am wiped out.  G’night, all!

~~Amie

Author: lifedeathdieting

My story is the same as most women, all was fine with my health, weight and body -- until I had kids. My metabolism is nearly non-existent, it seems I have to put in 10X more effort as anyone else to loose even 1 pound (yet, I can gain weight almost instantly if I allow myself even a single cheat day), I'm embarrassed to say how many different diets I've tried and bombed, and most days the motivation simply isn't there. I have even met much resistance with people in my life, dieting and loosing weight is such a common topic, I think it is often minimized just because so many people talk about it everyday. Friends and family always brush it off like its something I can do if I just stop whining about it and just do it -- but I can't, I've learned over the last 17 years that it is far more complicated than "just doing it." Exercising is difficult with all the loose skin and fat that sags on my abdomen...but I need to exercise to get all that fat off...but many exercises I can't do because the fat and skin are in the way...it's a loose-loose at the moment. But there is a new dawn on the weight loss horizon, I have finally begin to drop some weight, and I am slowly figuring out where my buggaboos are hiding within my mind and my diet. I am sharing this journey to chronicle the successes and failures on my return to health.

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