Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Weight Loss Wednesday: 1 Month

I have to tell you, it is AMAZING what one month of eating healthy will do to your body. ONE MONTH. Let's leave the whole losing weight part aside for now, and really focus the health aspect of this journey. I haven't weighed myself in a couple of weeks. Not because I am scared to, I just am not making my journey about weight.

Anyways, as you know, or don't know, I have PCOS. PCOS causes havoc on my body. Makes things go crazy. It's frustrating and annoying at times. So much so, that sometimes I throw my hands in the air in defeat.

But this last month, I have noticed some drastic changes in my body. DRASTIC. Things are working the way they are supposed to be working. It's crazy to think that only one month caused these changes. ONE MONTH. I can't get over that, as you can tell. One month, people. One.

I feel better, healthy, and happier.

And that is all that matters. The whole losing weight thing is just the cherry on top.

I have been drinking a lot of green smoothies, too. I will share my favorite recipe next week. In the mean time, here is a picture.

Have a good week. See you next Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Weight Loss Wednesday

I'm back at it, snail pace, but back. In the last 4 weeks I have lost a total of 3lbs. Not a huge number but I have been making efforts to really get to know my body and embrace this life style change. In the past, I have tried diets, counting calories, and other things. None of them have really worked for me. Nothing really kept my interest for a long time. Some worked for a time but I fell off and fell back into my old habits. This time, things are different.

I really want to succeed at changing my life. Wow, that was a loaded sentence. Yes, I want to change my life, and I want to make sure that this time it sticks. That for once, I put myself first and I enjoy the process.

I need to do this, more than ever. I do not want to fail. That is a lot of pressure to put on oneself. But I know that these words are true.

Another thing that I am doing differently this time, I have decided to be happy with my body now. This is a big idea for me. I always think about my body in a very negative light. And have not been too happy with it for a while. Well, I have decided that those days are over. I am tired of disliking my body and hoping that when it does change that I will be happy. No more. I accept my body for what it is. I will love it and will never say negative things about it. So what if my tummy sticks out. So what if my hips are wide. So what if my legs are big. All these things make me who I am, and in the grand scheme of things, they truly do not matter as much as I think they do.

That is not to say that I do not want to become better. There is always room for improvement. Always. But... I am happy with where I am at. And this folks, is a radical notion. Society tells us too many times to hate ourselves because we do not fit the mold. Well it's time that we give society a big middle finger and just love yourself. You, I and everyone are beautiful just they way they are.

I'll be back next week to report some more. Happy a good work! Change and improve your life a little at a time!