Alright folks. Today marks the end of my first month primal. Woo hoo! This is the first time in my life that I have made a diet change and gone through the first month without and "break down and binge" days. I was talking to my sister yesterday about how fantastic this really is! I was also telling her, how over the last three days I have been in the most incredible mood. I can't even explain what I am feeling. This is a big deal folks. I am naturally what I consider a crabby person. Irritable is another good word. But, for whatever reason the last three days, it's like the monkey has been taken off my back, and I am just.... well... really happy!
We have been getting snow non stop here since tuesday. There is over a foot on the ground now. Gr! It does make me giggle, as I am right in the middle of starting all my seeds. This puts me into good spirits. I cannot tell ya'll how good the seed starting mix smelled when I cut it open. My exact words were "Mmmmm dirt! I missed you!."
I am still counting down the days to when Ruby has her kids. It could be any day at the beginning of next week, so I will definitely be nervous!
Ok, Ok. I'll give you my end of the month results. Now, I have no measurements for you, as my wicked little dog found and ate my measuring tape. So, all you (and I) get is weight. Now, the first week I did NOT weigh myself, because I tried telling myself I didn't care. So, I don't really know. But, I did weigh myself out of curiosity beginning of January, and I was 313. So, I am going from 310 as a nice even starting weight. This morning when I weighed... I was 292. So, from February 1st to February 28th, I have lost 18 pounds. I am pretty freakin' happy with this. My first major goal weight is 280, so now, that's only 12 pounds away! However, I'll throw a party when I get down to 250 which was my last known high school weight. Also, I have this thing with numbers, and even though it's not the half way point, it still feels like it is.
You may notice I am not talking in "if's" As in "if I get down to 250." I don't believe in "if" anymore. Now, it's all about "when." Because, it will happen. Right now, because I have so much to lose, it's easy. I know it will begin to get harder as time goes on. However, when it's starting to get harder, I will naturally be working harder in my day to day activities. I would love to think I could lose 10 pounds a month until goal weight, but I am realistic in knowing that I might lose those ten pounds the first couple months, but as it goes down, it becomes harder to take off, as we all know. But, I'm prepared for that.
I have actually promised myself, that when I make it down to 200 pounds, I will find enough money to hire a personal train to teach me how to REALLY lift. I'm like a little girl at the gym. I have no idea what I'm doing, so I get embarrassed, fake a phone call, and leave. HA! I know, right? So, that's my big reward. I'm going to buy myself a personal trainer so I can finally learn how to lift. Not going to lie. I've always been jealous of seeing men and women in the gym squatting, dead lifting or whatever they are doing- huge weights bigger than me. I wanna do that, of course, while maintaining my womanly figure. Vanity-wise, I don't particularly care for having man hands and giant veins pulsing out of my arms. That freaks me out- even on men. Just a confession.
OK! I'm done! I would love to hear about how everyone else's February went.
The process is simple: Free your mind, and your ass will follow.