Does your body know when it’s actually losing weight or losing inches??? I woke up a few times between sleeping, feeling like my skin was tightening up and I was actually shrinking and feeling it. Isn’t that kooky? And while I know that probably is all false, it is certainly how I truly feel right this very second of typing at 0958.
Four weeks ago today, I was banded. It’s been a whirlwind of emotions, thoughts, feelings, excitement, disappointments, struggles, dreams, schemes… but mostly it’s been an amazing four weeks.
I am eating things that I’d never thought of eating before like chicken salad — which has proven to be a personal favorite right now. I’m drinking a lot of smoothies which I also never ever made for myself before either (and why wasn’t I???) … I am now counting calories, checking the labels for protein content and being very organized in that manner. And I am watching very closely how much sodium I consume too. And I love love love anything salty.
And let us not forget how much I hated exercise before. But now I’m walking every where including in 109 prairie heat!!! And it’s not even a fight to get out of the front door. I just put on my purple Asics and go. The shocker of all shockers is … a few days ago I texted my very athletic brother and inquired how one starts “running” as a beginner. Ahhhhhhh!!!! He gave me a really good tip and soon I’m going to try it out.
But seriously, me running before being banded??? I would have choked on my own saliva before even considering it. Now it sounds like fun. Yes, for realz!!!
I have a loooooooong road ahead of me in shedding weight but I know I have already enriched my life so much in the past four weeks and I am so so so so proud of myself.