50 lbs lost. 14 months, 60.5 weeks, 424 days, 10176 hours working on losing this weight. Not perfect, not on plan every single day, not even every single week but still working hard. I know it could of been more if I had followed something religiously but I think for me I am learning as I go. This was never a diet, this was a way of life. Learning to eat in regular people size portions, not binging, refraining from eating the things that I know aren’t good. Learning to eat more healthy. Learning that sugar is not a must. Learning salad may be for bunnies but it’s good for me too. Wheat flour is not bad, wheat pasta and brown rice aren’t tasteless. Learning that the things that taste good can be made healthy and taste just as good if not better. Learning to fix chicken, rabbit, squirrel, pig, cow, deer, buffalo and turtle in possible ways to make it healthy, in normal portions.
I have also learned exercise is my friend. I don’t hate it anymore. In fact I look forward to it. Tokay is a great example. I got Jim and Mike up and could of gone back to bed, in fact had planned on it. I worked out last night. I didn’t have to be any place until 10:00 but I got dressed and headed to the gym. I walked/jogged/ran 5 miles and I did the weight circuit. I was there for an hour and a half and not once looked at the clock to see when I could go home, I just did it.
It is possible to get to liking what is good for you, it just takes time, energy and patience.
Now I can’t take all the credit for this work I’ve done. Allan has been my biggest motivator. His plans, his thoughts, his ideas is what’s helping me learn all of this. Thank you Allan, from the bottom of my heart thank you! I also have so many blog buddies that encourage me, help me along, give me love and support when I need it. A kick in the butt when I need it.
So my next goal, well it’s the wedding dress but I did a sneak dressing and I do not think it’s going to be possible for it to fit me beautifully by my anniversary. Oh it’ll go on but it won’t look like it did when I got married. I know, I’m not going to have an 18 year old body. I have had a baby, I have driven a truck, hauled the elder around, baked, cooked, farmed and much more and my body is different. I will put it on for our anniversary, I will take pictures to share with you and I will move on.
So it’s onwards and upwards. 100 days left of Allan’s Phase 5 Challenge. 160 lbs by June 5th. Possible according to Allan and his team of experts. I’ll give it my best. In real life I have just wanted to be 175 lbs, in all that I’ve done that is the weight I’d be happy at but 160, that sounds pretty darn awesome.
Take care my friends and have a blessed day. A new week, new challenges and a chance to be just a bit healthier.