For a very long time, I have needed to lose AT LEAST 100 pounds. It was a number that was incredibly overwhelming to me. With every diet I’ve been on, knowing that I was going to lose a pound or two a week made losing 100 pounds seem like something I could never do. Then as I gained weight, and I needed to lose more like 150 pounds, keeping motivated on a regular diet where the scale moved so slowly was virtually impossible. Yeah, it was nice to lose 2 pounds here or even 5 pounds there, but in the grand scheme of things, looking at it taking 2 or even 3 years to lose what I needed to lose seemed impossible.
In 30 days, I am down 42 pounds. When I think that by this time next year, I could actually be close to my goal weight, I get so excited. With each pound that comes off and each time I can zip my jeans without laying on the bed, I just imagine being another step closer to a healthy, active, and much more fulfilling lifestyle.
And the other thing that is helping is the fact that Jim is eating much healthier, and the kids are eating better. There is no more trips to the fast food restaurant – they are eating healthy lunches at home. They are eating snacks in small bags instead of devouring big bags of chips and things. They are eating more fruit and nuts, less candy and chips. And there has been no soda in the house in a long time.