Because I have seriously been working on this, and I finally have something to show.
There is a group of mothers I talk with online (I hesitate to say “mother’s group” because that isn’t what it is, exactly, per the nomenclature), and a few weeks ago we decided to do a Thursday weigh-in. No judging, no condemnation, no recipe suggestions, no snarky comments. We are all working on this for ourselves, and we are all going to be supportive and awesome to each other. Those are the rules.
So, after watching this thread for a few weeks, I get on board. 198.
Another week of 198.
Then 2 weeks ago I was 198 again. I was there for a long time, and it is at least 10 pounds more than last Fall before I found out we were moving. So I work on it, I’m thinking about the Thursday weigh- in…and last week I was 200 (shakes tiny fist).
Okay, FOR SERIOUS THIS TIME.
This week I have made smoothies for myself. I bought freaking kale (KALE) and figured out how to cook it correctly (it was actually a grocer at Safeway who told me, because I was bugging her about “what is this” questions). I haven’t been snacking. I haven’t been eating chips. I actually cut beer out… Yay me! Anyway, more veggies, more smoothies, less snacking, much less emotional eating (thanks to much less emotional turmoil), although I did make myself a gluten free baked macaroni and cheese on Tuesday, which was kind of amazing.
And this morning I am 196 🙂