Ok, if you’re reading this, I swallowed really hard and hit “publish”. I am so not looking forward to this, but a promise is a promise and I’ll tell you this is one helluva way to keep myself accountable. I have taken my “before” pictures, and after letting myself completely indulge for the past 5 weeks, it is NOT a pretty picture. I am absolutely mortified. I was absolutely determined not to let my carb addiction beat me this holiday season, and was doing well up until “just a few slips” with treats the drug reps brought in…then I went on vacation. It is safe to say the addiction wiped the floor with me. Add to that I haven’t worked out – maybe three times-and you have a recipe for disaster. It is my hope that by next holiday season, I’ll have gotten so far past all this I won’t have such a battle on my hands. I’ve quit smoking cold turkey, and that was hard. I can do this. So can you.
The thing is, more than the weight gain, I feel like CRAP. Moody, tired, YUCKY. I thought day one would be really hard for me, but I think I ate so much junk that I’m actually CRAVING real food. I was really geared up and ready to start today. As promised, Journal day 1:
Went to bed around 2am, so we slept until 10am. Hard. I felt ready to rock when we woke up this morning. 2 cups of coffee (normally half a pot), not at all hungry, so I decided not to eat but instead did a 20 minute oil-pull and brushed with my homemade toothpaste. Then we went out and played in the pool for a couple of hours. Being outside in the sunshine was SO refreshing. Made lunch for the little one but still wasn’t hungry so I made our meal plans and grocery list for the week, watched the Lions beat themselves at football while folding laundry and cleaning the house, and put my gym clothes on. David grilled some huge steaks and we ate those along with an avocado around 3pm. That was it..I wasn’t hungry the rest of the day. After running the kids everywhere they needed to go and grocery shopping at 2 stores, I got the kids settled in and hit the gym at 8pm for 30 minutes (and 3 miles) of HIIT hill sprints. I got my before pics, tried not to cry and vomit, then took my weight and measurements. Day one complete. I guess it’s time to face the music.
Day 1: Height: 5’6″. Weight: 131.5 ; Waist: 29″; Hip 34″ (holy hell.), Thighs 21.5″. Biggest I’ve been since right after I had my last baby. OUT. OF. CONTROL. More importantly, this has been the moodiest, most exhausted I’ve been in months.
And now the hard part. Here you go. I can’t wait to see the progress picture January 30th. Come along with me, will you? ~Cavemomma