Day 10: Small Changes

I don’t think there is any better feeling in the world than that morning when you wake up, put on a pair of shorts or jeans and realize they are loose.  This is especially true when you have struggled with your weight for years and years and the process of changing pants sizes is more about buying new sizes up than they are down.  This is especially true when you end up having to buy a size you have never gotten before simply because nothing else works.  That’s why going the other way is so rewarding.

It’s starting to happen to me.  As the scale goes down, so does the size of my waistline and ultimately the number in the back of my shorts.  Yesterday, after I took my belt off, I was climbing the stairs and I could feel my shorts start to sag.  If I hadn’t hitched them up, then they would have fallen all the way down, causing me to trip and fall down those stairs, and that wouldn’t have been good.  Yet, I probably wouldn’t have cared because something good was happening.  The numbers are going down.

When I say one day at a time, one goal at a time, this is what I mean.  It’s the small changes that keep me moving toward the larger goal.  If I could change everything in one day, I would.  But I probably wouldn’t appreciate or understand what it meant to earn those changes.  That’s why, I have to take it one day at a time, one goal at a time.

Breakfast: Buffalo Chicken Egg Muffins, Raw Carrot Sticks

Lunch: Leftover Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Green Apple and Fennel Slaw

Snack: Habanero Cheese

Dinner: Catfish and Cauliflower Soup (I promise I will remember pictures sometime)

Snack: Green Apple

Day 9 Goals: 30 minute run/walk, 10,000 steps, Eat According to Meal Plan

Goals Met?: Yes.

Day 1 Weight: 306.2

Today’s Weight: 292.0

Weight Eradicated: 14.2 lbs.



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