235! I'm doing the happy dance! Slow and steady...I have to keep telling myself that and honestly, I can see....I can "feel" that my first 10 pounds is just around the corner! If I think of it in small steps... if I think that just a little more than those 10 pounds will mean I have less than 100 to lose... that seems so much more attainable, doesn't it?
Thinking of it in terms of a whole loss...100+ pounds just seems so far away. But it's already the first week in February. Time really does fly!! I'm learning a lot about my body and how it reacts to different foods. What works and what doesn't. I'm also much more conscious of what I put in my mouth and to be honest the calorie counting seems the way to go for me. When I'm considering a small piece of cookie or something equally unnecessary, I KNOW that 1/8 of that cookie and 50 calories later, it's just not worth it!
Thank you all for your kind words and for sharing your knowledge with me. You make it all just a little easier and of course reading your stories continues to motivate me!
My dinner last night was fab. I looked up the caloric count for the particular restaurant we ate at and didn't feel at all guilty eating the Pecan Crusted Chicken Rocket Salad at 445 calories. (with a goat cheese coulis and thin wedges of pear...candied pecans and roasted beets! Yummy!)
Well, if 2+ pounds hasn't inspired me to have a great week....nothing will!!!
Best to you all! I'll be reading you shortly!
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