With the cooler weather coming how about cooking up some healthy Mac & Cheese for dinner. Who doesn’t love that. For recipe go to Healthy Recipes above. Enjoy.
As I first mentioned in my blog the reason I decided to begin this weight loss journey was because I wanted to lose weight by my niece’s wedding day. Well the night we had all been waiting for was on Friday followed by a big weekend of non stop fun and by the wedding I lost 17 lbs. Now I hadn’t reached my goal but I did feel amazing that I was 17 lbs lighter on that day. I was able to fit in a size 8 dress, I was able to wear some high heals and not feel like the fat lady in the circus. I danced all night and did not go into Cardiac Arrest from having all that extra weight on my 5’2″ body and all was good. I still am a little more than half way to my goal but now is the real test. Without a specific goal am I still going to face each day with the determination to stick to my program. After a weekend of wedding festivities, including brunch and going to a concert and everything in between. I woke up Monday morning and was determined to go right back on my program to continue my weight loss and I did. So now my goal is to lose at least 17 more pounds so I can be ready for ski season, which will help with my stamina, and maybe I won’t quite look like the Michelin Tire Man in my ski clothes. Who knows, I might have to even buy myself a new ski outfit by ski season. My reward if I reach my goal.
As of this morning I have officially lost a total of 15 pounds since I started this journey July 1st. I am so proud of myself. I have stuck to my program even when I was in situations where I could easily have cheated. Of course I can tell, my husband definitely can tell and the real test was going to be from my hawk eye sister and she turned out to be my biggest cheerleader. I haven’t seen her in about a month and we saw each other over the weekend and she was so excited for me. Her reaction was “you look like a different person”. Ok, that is a bit much for only 15 pounds but like I said, she has a very critical eye. I guess 15 pounds is a lot on a short person. Her excitement was really encouraging. I was feeling like I should have lost more by now but she helped me keep things in perspective. Any weight loss is a huge accomplishment. Yay for me! 😊