"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Monday, August 10, 2009

Small Steps, Smaller changes

I have been on my weight loss journey seriously now for almost three months. In that time I have only lost 13 pounds. As of last Friday that means I've lost an average of one pound a week. They say 1-2 pounds a week is a good, healthy rate of weight loss. I wish it was coming off faster, but I know the changes I'm making are going to last forever.

One thing that is going fine for me is the exercise. I enjoy it and I haven't had a problem doing my walking workout daily. That just "clicked" for me. :) Food has been another issue entirely.

It's taken me a while to cut out the really high-fat foods. I've just had to come to the realization about how some foods are better for me. It's been a slow process for me, but my eating habits are changing and I'm doing okay with it.

In fact, just yesterday I was thinking about how months ago I said I'd never eat "strict and healthy", just watch my portions. Yet here I am learning that while portions are important, so is healthier food. Yes, I can have the occasional treat, or higher-fat meal, but in general I need those healthier foods, for my body to feel its best.

The funny thing is that I don't mind eating better now. I enjoy the better choices and I don't feel like I'm being deprived (most of the time) [grin].

So, while it's taking some time for my weight to come off I just keep reminding myself that these small changes are making a difference. Hey, I eat better, I workout at least four times a week and I've lost 13 pounds. None of that was happening six months ago! :)

1 comment:

  1. I know I've said this before but sometimes I wish I had someone who would just bring me food when I needed to eat. Kind of like a dog. We feed them the same time everyday twice a day and that's it. Would be so much easier.