Two weeks into the diet

Well….I really hesitated in writing about the latest in my multiple attempts to lose weight. I hate gaining it back, because I gain back plus some every time. It’s a pain, and I’m determined to change my fate.

It is a time of stress from many levels for me, so I wasn’t sure if I could do a two week low cal, low carb, high exercise routine, but I’m in day 13 and so far I’ve kept it up. I know a weight loss regimen is working if my husband notices. He did! I was shocked. He even gave me some awesome encouragement.

I’m not sure how long I can keep this going…I love my carbs. We had Chinese last night, and I was on a day where I could eat rice. Needless to say, I ate the whole box of rice that came with my Garlic Chicken. I picked out every grain. And I enjoyed it!

My results so far is 7 pounds lost, 1 inch off my waist, and my legs have benefitted from the high-kick to lunge to sprint routine I’ve implemented on the dog walks. Nothing like improved muscle tone to make a girl smile. I’m up to 7 sets of twenty with 1 minute sprints. My goal is to get to 10 sets by Wednesday. 23 pounds to go, but I’m on my way.

The produce from the garden has made the flavors come alive. If I’m going to eat cottage cheese and like it without strawberry jam, I need really good tomatoes. I’m grateful for Great tomatoes. I’m looking at sugar calories in a new light. The headaches from the sugar withdrawal are lessening.

Monday I start a new chapter in my life, and I’m nervous, excited, and a bit like a kid on Christmas Eve wondering how things will work out.

I’m grateful today for encouraging words, great friends, a new pair of jeans (size awesome) and the new chapter I will be announcing soon.

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