I am feeling great on this rainy spring morning! How about you?
I managed to stay very close to my ideal plan over the last 4 days, and am still down 4 pounds from the first of the month. I struggled there for awhile, but every day without junk it gets easier. Today I feel the fog lifting and my energy coming back.
My puppy is 6 months old now, and is "blowing coat" for spring (aka huge amounts of shedding hair). She is an indoor dog who spends all her time very near me, in the living room, kitchen, yard... wherever I go. With this nice cool rainy weather she also gets to come with me in the car when I run errands. Her training is going very well (competitive obedience and tracking) and she really is keeping me active. In case you missed it, she was my 100-pounds-lost gift to myself, and is the best gift I could have come up with! She is my personal trainer, my link to new social events and making new friends and connections, my reason for wanting to be fit (to keep up with her and maybe try agility), plus as an added bonus, she stares at me, unblinking, whenever I eat someplace other than the kitchen table. Nothing says "stop stuffing your face and get off the couch" like a puppy sitting 12 inches from your face staring and occasionally drooling on your keyboard.
I feel like my body is singing from the way I am finally feeding it. I feel happy. Oh I have my moments where I still feel overwhelmed and fat and annoyed with life's circumstances, but every day the energy and happiness is increasing and the fog is going away a bit more. I am so glad things are finally falling into place.
I am still doing the Medifast plan but did go back to 5&1 and cut out the fruit and dairy. I feel so much more focused at this lower level of carbs. Not sure yet what this means for my long-term eating plan at maintenance, but I am considering cutting out dairy permanently (although cheese is my major weakness) and keeping fruit to 1 serving per day. I'll figure it out when I get there.
Have a beautiful day!
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