EEEK!! The Before Photos…

Today is day 6! Can you believe it? I have made it 6 days AND I have stuck to my eating plan!

After I finally got through day 1, I decided to take “before” photos so that I will have photos to compare along this weight loss journey.

EEEK! Those photos are very difficult to look at. I truly cannot believe that is how far I have let myself slide backwards in terms of my weight loss. It truly makes me realize that this (eating healthy) needs to become the way I eat ALL the time. Not just something I do to lose weight and then go back to my old habits. I need to get the weight off and then continue to make healthy food choices going forward.

I know that I will be glad to have those first photos. They will help me see the progress that I have made, even on the days that I feel like I haven’t made any.

If you are starting a weight loss journey…take the photos! You will be glad to have them one day.

If you are still struggling to make it through “Day 1”, keep trying. Each day is a new day and a new chance to conquer Day 1. Eventually, you will make it through and move on to Day 2, Day 3, and so on. Just don’t give up. Giving up is the only way to fail at this.

Look back at how many Day 1s I have had. If I can do it, you definitely can do it.

I thought about posting those photos here, but I am just not ready for them to see the light of day yet. Someday.

As of today: -5.8lbs for me. My sweet farmer has maintained his weight for the most part but is looking to get rid of about 10lbs so will be following our healthy eating plan a bit more closely to reach his goal again.

Made It Past Day 1 Yet?

The answer to that question would be a big old NO!

I decided to enjoy all of the baked goodies and candies that we made for the holiday, and Christmas Dinner…don’t even get me started.

Was it a good decision? Again, NO it was not.

Today I feel puffy, bloated, achy joints, and the dreaded not being able to breath when I try to bend over and tie my shoes because my jeans are way too tight. Then of course, the itchy stomach and love handles that have been constrained in those tight jeans for far too many hours and now have indents from every seem and fold in said tight jeans. Yet again a reminder that “enjoying” those baked goodies and poor but tasty food choices throughout the past few weeks was a horrible idea and personally NOT WORTH IT!

So, here I sit again, typing in my journal about how I am still not able to get back on track to a healthier lifestyle.

Which brings up yet another point: It’s not only how my body feels so crappy but it is also hard to look at my naked self. I don’t like looking like a mascot for a tire company with all my spare tires and saggyness.

FYI, TMI Ahead: After I had lost a good amount of weight (over 2 years ago) I was comfortable in my skin and clothes. Being naked (around home) was comfortable and sleeping naked had many benefits (wink, wink). Now, I definitely do NOT walk around or sleep naked. I am clothed from neck to knees. “The sweatpants are tied”, as my husband likes to say. I want to get back to being comfortable naked and also back to the smokin’ hot sex life we had when we were thinner. They say you need a “why”, maybe that should be mine? 😊

Here’s to tomorrow, another Day 1.

❇️ Please send me some positivity in the comments (comment button is up under the title to this post), I can use all the support and good vibes that you would like to share. ❇️

xoxo ~ K