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Making Progress

That week before Easter I was very, very good! I gave up sugar, alcohol, grains, dairy and caffeine. I felt so much better, was never bloated and all hip pain was non-existent! It was great. I lost 7 pounds, too!

Easter day I ate everything in sight and then threw up. (Clearly I have an eating disorder!)

Today, Easter Monday, I toned it down dramatically and plan to eat as cleanly as possible from here on out. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.

Now to incorporate exercise..!

One Week Til Easter

So for Lent I said I was giving up Facebook, sugar and alcohol. Never in my life (in my recollection) have I ever broken my Lenten promise and I am very disappointed in myself. Yes, I am under inordinate stress but that’s not really an excuse. I have been on FB constantly, eaten a lot of sugar and had one glass of wine. Bad, bad, bad. 😦

Well, today I got on the scale… I was shocked beyond belief. Truly. I have NEVER weighed so much in my entire life! 164.2. Granted Aunt Flo came (after eight months!) so I am sure that added to it but really, over 160? I was horrified.

So I bought a little pink tape measure and I will measure myself tomorrow and post some before pictures. I bought tons of produce and plan to eat clean until Easter!

So, this week: NO added sweeteners of any kind, no grains, no dairy, no nuts, no caffeine. It’s only six days til Easter. Totally doable.

Alrighty Then..

Yeah, that was a low moment. Rereading my last post is depressing. It’s all true, though today I don’t feel so down about my situation. I’m still huge and soon to be unemployed but I had a date last week and I have a date this week. Progress! And I just got my Visa bill in the mail and I honestly thought I owed around $12,000  (I pay online without looking at the bill) but it was only $3,064.40. Seriously, I had no idea. I was so excited I immediately logged on to the computer and paid an additional $1500 this month. OMG it’s nearly paid off; I am thrilled. So, I may not have a job come June but I also won’t have any consumer debt as my American Express already has a zero balance. Yeah!

Now the food thing is a different story. Well Lent has helped a lot! I am not eating sugar or red meat or drinking alcohol and that is definitely saving me calories. I am also on a fresh squeezed grapefruit kick which is filling and delicious as well as being low-calorie. I’m also fasting occasionally which is also helpful. I’m making very sloooooowww progress but it’s progress nonetheless.

Now if I can just get to the measurements and pictures..

Well Hello There!

Gosh, it has been awhile. Things have been crazy. Really crazy. Work has been awful and as a result I have eaten everything in sight. I have been too afraid to step on a scale but my pants are tight. REALLY tight. It’s terrible. They are so uncomfortable and I really am unhappy with things but luckily Lent is upon us and I have decided to utilize it to help me get more focused. It’s working! I have given up sugar and alcohol which means I am drinking more water and I am not snacking nearly as much! I haven’t been fasting much but I did fast on Ash Wednesday and, weirdly, I enjoy it. I like how it attunes my body to my hunger signals and when I finally do eat I enjoy healthy foods immensely.

In my next post I will share my measurements and weight (and maybe pictures) so we can see if there is any progress during these 40 days! Ack.