- HEALTH TRACKER
I can already see that I am moving better and doing more. Yesterday I went "shopping" in my partner's closet. She was actually amused and is so happy for me that I'm showing an interest in clothes again. I also cooked dinner, something I rarely have done, even though I know how. In the past she did all the cooking because I didn't get home till seven. Now that I'm retired I have no more excuses.
I know that when you are new the changes are pretty confusing and overwhelming and you watch the scale like a hawk. Just keep doing what your doc and dietician say and things will work out and the weight loss will come. It's important to change the thought of "what can I eat and get away with" to "what do I need to eat to get enough protein and follow my plan".
Take care and be nice to yourself!
You know when we talk about the "Journey" I always tell people that its the things you don't expect that really energize you or change WHO you are...
We expect to loose weight to look different and feel different in the common ways. Its the things you don't really expect that make the difference. Its the mental journey that changes who you are..
If you are big for a long time, you don't realize the little things in life that made you mentally feel bad about yourself that you suppress over time. You ignore them until ignorning them becomes a habit. You justify the way you feel as normal so you dont realize these things are related to how you eat.
For me it was normalizing things like the space between me and other objects, or ignoring little pains, or shopping. For instance, how I fit in a plane seat or walked through doors, or how I would tighten my belt up so my pants would squeeze my belly. I would get home and have terrible marks on my stomach from my clothes. Or how I would ignore fashionable clothes because I knew they wouldnt come in my size or clothes that I knew would make me look fat.
I can't tell you how important the mental journey is during the process and how each of us will blossom. I can tell you that it will be amazing and your epiphanies along this journey will change you forever.
I will tell you it will not be an easy journey, but it will be worth it. You will have to be strong and face demons along the way, but it will be worh it. You have to work hard but it i will be worth it. You will get to know yourself in way you never thought, but it will be worth it.