I am not even going to sugar coat this… The struggle was and is real. I drank 5 16.9fl oz bottles of water with lemon and lime flavoring. What I wanted was an Orange Sunkist, a Dr. Pepper, and a Rum and Coke. I will tell you that my desire to get healthy won the battle to say, screw it and get the soda.
Yesterday, my meals were pretty simple.
Breakfast was a vanilla breakfast smoothie. 1 envelope of the vanilla Thrive nutrition, 10 ozs of Simply Almond milk, 1 banana, and ice. Blended until smooth.
Mid-day snack was 1 egg, scrambled and 6 bite size balls of mozzarella cheese.
Lunch was 2 chicken fajitas.
Evening Snack was Planters Nut-rition pecans, almond, cranberries, and blueberries.
I was not even hungry for dinner.
I spent some time yesterday pondering this journey and reasons behind it. I wanted to be 100% certain the reason was for myself and not to make anyone else happy or doing it for anyone else. I am certain I am doing this for me. I have several underlying health issues: asthma, osteoarthritis in my knees and ankles, non-smoker’s COPD, anxiety, depression, and a compromised immune system to round it out.
I am dealing with aches and pains daily and the added weight is not helping the pain that is already there; matter of fact, it simply adds to it. The added weight does nothing to help my breathing or my depression because I hate looking in the mirror. By taking this journey, I am not going to rid myself of all of the pain but I am going to decrease the amount of pain I have due to carrying around the added pounds.
I realize that if I can lose to the weight that I want to by the end of the journey, I will lose basically the weight of a small person. My goal is 200lbs. Yes, I know that is still 200lbs. Once I reach the goal I have set, I will reassess the situation and then focus on losing a few more pounds or turn from losing to maintaining.
I know I can do this. It is going to take doing it one day at a time. Right now, I am giving up sodas and caffeine, next it will be breads and sugar.
Baby steps is what I am taking. Baby steps to inches gone and pounds gone. I want you to share the link to this blog. The more people who follow it, the more accountability I have because I know people are watching this journey and hopefully will make good choices for themselves too.