This photo was taken on September 22nd. In this photo I have lost 31 pounds. Imagine 31 pounds of butter heaped up in a pile!!!!!!!! Not a pretty site but that's what I've lost off my body. I've lost a total of 27 inches.
I set !0 pound goals at a time. I find that this really helps me focus on my weight loss. I've also found that rewarding myself with small things when I reach my goals is very helpful. It doesn't have to be much. It just lets me know that I'm special.
I've found that I must plan a menu for each day. Over the weekend I didn't plan my menu and I went over on calories, carbs, sodium and fat. We had to go into Medford on Saturday and we ate breakfast and lunch out. I usually don't have any problems when I incorporate eating out into my menu. I did okay with my choices for breakfast and lunch........then I started munching and ended up munching the rest of Saturday and Sunday. Monday morning I was back to planning my menu for the entire day before I had breakfast. The lesson I learned is that I have to have a black and white plan for my eating.
I'm off to have lunch and then go for my walk. I quit walking at 6:30am as its too cold and I was freezing even in sweats and a stocking hat. So now I walk later in the morning after the sun comes up and warms it up a bit.