Not a number I like, but I am in a good place right now... the best place I have been in months. I have both feet firmly planted back in my Medifast routine, have lots of healthy meals pre-cooked and frozen for my convenience, have boiled eggs, cooked chicken breast, cooked lean beef patties, steamed veggies and salad fixings all ready in my fridge, and my mind in the right place. In fact, after a week of staying on plan, my body finally is responding positively. Even though the scale is going very slowly... only a 3 pound loss in May... I am starting to get my energy back and feel normal again. This morning for the first time in ages, I woke up spontaneously at 6:45 with no alarm or kids or dogs waking me up. I just opened my eyes and nearly bounded out of bed to get started with my day. I am not a morning person, so this is great for me. It has happened to me before when I was 100% on plan for some time. It feels really good to FEEL GOOD. And even though the scale says I only lost 3 pounds, I feel much lighter. My waist is thinner and not bloated and my pants are looser. So *something* good is happening here; I think June will get me a nice loss. I also noticed my arthritis pain is almost gone again. Over the winter, with the occasional foray into sugary foods, my arthritis flared up to the point of my needing to take pain medication and anti-inflammatories daily. Not only my knees were hurting, but my hips, my feet, and especially my hands. There is only a hint of soreness left today, and that is without medication.
I have every incentive now to stay on plan and not veer off into the sugar pit again. When I feel this good, I always look back in horror at the misery I was putting myself through just for the sake of having a cookie. The pain, the exhaustion, the mental fog, the headaches. All gone. Life is SO MUCH BETTER when I take good care of myself.
Today is also "workout Wednesday" and I am doing my exercises mostly with 8 pound weights. I finally have the energy to keep up with it. I am also still walking a couple miles a day with the pup, who is now a very BIG pup at 55 pounds! I tried several times to add a picture of her here, but Blogger is acting weird. I can't even leave comments on other blogs! I will try to add pup pictures again later.
Last night's dinner was 2 deviled eggs (4 halves, made with light mayo) and 2 oz chicken breast mixed into leftover broccoli salad, with a side of green beans. Tonight will be a leftover lean sirloin burger (made on the grill) over a mixed green salad with salsa ranch dressing. Hoping to find some wild, fresh salmon to make for dinner tomorrow! I love salmon!
Have a great day and be good to yourself!
Ice Ice Baby
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