I have been struggling and with that I have decided I need to go back to the basics and do what I did originally on day one. The first thing that I really went full force with was my portion control. In doing that I bought lean cuisines, healthy choice meals, etc... I know they are not the "healthiest" but they are great for getting back on track with portion control. I think of it like having training wheels, ha! When I feel that I am ready to get off the frozen meals and trust myself enough to make my own portions I will then start preparing my own food with fresh ingredients & get back on the lean and green wagon. (Hopefully that wont take too long) -- I plan to pick up frozen meals the next time I go to the store. I also plan to pick up bananas! I used to eat bananas like crazy in the beginning. It's nice to be able to grab a banana for breakfast instead of having to prepare something even if it is just my 90 sec oatmeal; there are days where I just don't care. The banana is a great grab it and go item. I am also going to pick up lemons and start back up on that. I have kept up with the lemon water somewhat but have fallen off the routine of doing it EVERY MORNING. I have to start back with baby steps and treat myself as I did on day 1. This week I am cleaning out my fridge/cupboards and getting rid of ANYTHING that may tempt me. I am also preparing myself mentally. I need to start fresh.
This is my plan starting this next week:
<-- I got to a strawberry before the critters did! I think that lavender trick I talked about in a previous post worked!
I also finally went for a swim this past Sunday! I can't believe I waited so long to go to the lake. I loved it and I was completely in my element. I went around 8PM and it felt like I had the lake to myself. I was the only one at the beach otherwise there were a couple boats out. I swam some laps and it made me realize just how out of shape I have let myself get! To just think if I would have kept up with things where would I be at right now?
My name is Marilyn and I am 27 years old. I have been overweight for most of my life and on May 1st, 2012 I weighed in at 338 pounds. This blog is about my weight-loss journey.