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Progress Report

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Since my last blog life pretty much exploded. Tons and tons and tons of stress. More than I could have imagined. Despite all this I pushed and pushed until I was able to start my plan with my doctor on May 14th. To date I have lost 20.4 lbs. I feel fantastic. I can really see a difference in my body. One of the most interesting parts of this process is how your body chooses to change differently each and every time. You wish it would leave all your most hated areas but it doesn't. For me anyway. This time it seems to be coming off pretty evenly which is exciting.

If there was ever a time I would have wanted to stress eat it was the last few weeks. Work stress. Apartment stress. Insurance stress. You name it. However, I did not cheat. Not a bite. You can do anything for 40 days. Once I am past the phase of retraining my body and habits I know I can maintain a better lifestyle for myself and my family. I feel excited for the future and I am working on coping mechanisms that don't revolve around food.

The hardest part is the social isolation. It seems everything revolves around eating and drinking alcohol. It is worth it to me and the people closest to me are very supportive. It is just the questions and then the unsolicited opinions. This is a decision I made with a licensed medical doctor and frankly isn't up for debate. It has made me more careful of sharing my own opinion unless it is asked for. I have a check in with my doctor Thursday and I am excited for him to see my progress.

Hope you are all having an amazing first day back after a long weekend sparklers.
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