I am feeling pretty decent today. I'm sticking with my doctor's recommendations and staying under 1500mg sodium and under 30% fat. Those numbers fall right into place when I stay off the nuts as a snack and the fats as condiments. I did find that Egg Beaters have way more sodium than I thought... 480 mg in a cup! That could put me over easily, so I am going to have to watch it with the Egg Beaters. I am also sleeping with one plantar fasciitis splint on (on my right foot, which is the worst) every night to see if that starts helping it heal.
We had a death in the family this week; my daughter's grandmother passed away. She is pretty sad of course; all of her other grandparents died before she was born. We are doing a lot of talking about life and death and heaven.
The other day someone reminded me in the comments that I once wrote about my friend, Ken, who was trying to lose a great deal of weight. He made changes to his eating habits with a reasonable plan. One month later... he had not lost any weight. He kept going. Another month went by with no loss. He stuck with his plan, even though it was frustrating. He knew he had a good plan that, in theory, should result in weight loss. A third month came and went with no weight loss. He still stayed with it. And in month 4, *finally* he had a loss! One pound. Well. What would you do? Ken stayed with it. He saw the scale budging, finally. And in month five the weight started to really come off! In the following months, he averaged over 6 pounds a month. And Ken ended up losing 105 pounds. All because he did not give up and had faith in his plan.
That is the kind of experience that encourages me to keep going. I know my plan is healthy. I know it should result in weight loss. I do *not* know why the losses are so slow right now... two or three pounds a month lately. But I do know if I persist I will get to my goal. And I do know that even though the scale says I have only lost one pound in April, that my jeans are FALLING off me. These jeans that were too tight to wear two months ago are so baggy it is comical. They are going in the trash this weekend and I will be trying on some of those clothes that were way too tight to even get buttoned in February. I *look* and *feel* like I have lost WAY more than 5 or 6 pounds! So I know something is going on, and eventually, the scale will catch up. I am loving the changes I am seeing, and that keeps me going.