Back at it - One meal at a time

I am on week two of really trying to get back at my healthy lifestyle. I have not started exercising yet though. I am not comfortable going back to the gym at all. And I cannot wear a mask while exercising (I call it like it is, I'm overweight and out of shape. Exercising for me means I'm huffing and puffing and my face is the first thing to get red and hot. Wearing a mask while doing that sounds like a death wish to me...FYI- disclaimer- I wear one every time I go out in public though) I fear I would suffocate, and let's not even discuss my issue with germs in a gym where everyone is sweating and huffing and puffing. But all that is just me - I am not judging anyone for their beliefs during this COVID time.

But, I digress...
I've been watching the calories, making better choices, and drinking all the water.
2lbs the first week
This week started out pretty good. But as the middle of the week closed in, things got more difficult. I wanted carbs. I settled for graham crackers, and while not terrible for me, still so many carbs.
But... I lost another 2lbs

Seeing the scale slowly go down is all the motivation I need to keep going.
And I don't know about you, but this is happening much slower than I wanted it to. But, the important thing is I am keeping off what I originally lost and slowly losing more. That is all I can ask for!

It might not sound like a lot to some, but in my journey to health so far, I have lost and KEPT OFF 30lbs. I never looked back. Sure, I have bad days, or weeks. We all do. But not giving up is key. And yes, I'm no longer meeting my goals, but this is a process, and I'm taking it one day at a time. I'll get there, it'll just take me a little longer than planned.

Good new is - I have officially lost all of the weight I gained from quarantine! I gained 10lbs during the first 3 months, and the last of that is gone again! 

I never once considered giving up.
Slow and steady...One meal at a time.


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