Day 24 (-.8)

Finally! The apple day seems to have worked, my hunger issues have ceased, and I am trying to get my head back in the game.

I think I might be a size 14 now but I have a stack of 12s with no 14s in sight. Maybe a trip to the thrift store is in order this weekend, at least just to see. I’ve been wearing dresses and they definitely fit differently but I wouldn’t have dropped a size in any of them by now.

Weight = 199.6

Day 13 – mini-goal one met (-.6)

I made it to my first little goal and am down ten pounds overall. I got a new little badge in my Lose It! app that I find absurdly rewarding. I rewarded myself by drinking a huge glass of water with lemon before leaving the house. 🙂

It was a sad long weekend though, with my husband being gone most of the time to be with his dad in the hospital. I tried to be productive yesterday and managed to get the laundry in and some of my own clothes sorted in between bouts of lethargy and diarrhea on the part of my three year-old. I did eat two small Tootsie Rolls which wouldn’t seem that bad except that I need to clear all the chemicals and gunk out of my system and those tiny pieces of candy aren’t doing me any favors. I also spent some time reading up on Phase 3 since I’ll be on vacation while I’m on it. It’s basically just strict Paleo, which I am used to, but it will be a bit of a struggle since there will likely be temptations while we are out. I need to keep finding ways of dealing with those – the mental X out of a pop-up temptation is still working okay but I honestly think the responsibility of writing everyday is a lot more useful to me.

I also calculated how long it might take me to get to my overall goal weight of 145 instead of just the interim weights. Maybe by the end of May if I can keep going strong? The reward is having $1,000 to spend on new clothing and I think we will also have enough money for me to actually be able to do that. Athleta and CAbi, here I come! I sorted through clothes yesterday though and made piles in my closet by size. I have several pairs of pants in size 12 – I tried on a pair of 14s and they still felt a little snug so I think it will be another week or so before they are comfortable enough to wear. At least the process of having them sorted made me a bit more confident that I won’t have to do much shopping in the coming month because holiday shopping scares me. I can concentrate on gifts for my family and friends instead.

Weight = 205    yes!!!