This afternoon I spent time weeding this bed next to the front patio. I'm so thrilled to be able to walk down those 3 steps, down the side walk and reach this patio. Something I took for granted until I could no longer do it. This time last year I could barely walk to the end of the porch. But that is where I started this winter and have worked myself this far, where I am today. Hopefully by this time next year I'll be walking all the way down to the beds by the street.
The same thing with my diet and how much and what I eat. I 'm blown away by how much less I eat now compared to when I was on the Red Color part of my weight loss program. In that first 45 days I had all the buttered popcorn I wanted. Plates full of accepted foods. I didn't limit quantity at all and lost 24 pounds in that 45 days. Little by little I adjusted what I eat, how often I eat ( 3x a day + fruit on garden days) and how much I eat. Always starting where I was. I've never felt hungry on this new plan. What I'm trying to get across-is needing to lose 170 pounds to have a healthy BMI - is a long journey. A journey in which I am staying in the now and establishing healthy habits to be at ease with for a lifetime. I realize as I get smaller and stronger my exercise and movement will need to increase-but by then I'll have worked up to being able to do it. It's nice to be able live life in such a peaceful way. To no longer be ruled by my emotions and food.