In two mere months I will be celebrating my 2-year lap band anniversary. It’s been an amazing rollercoaster of ups and downs of trying to figure out how this journey has been for me. But I am happy to report that I am still losing weight and most importantly, still losing inches and fat. And I’m okay with the slowness of all of this too. I still have a long ways to go to get to the maintenance level I want to be at but I attempt to make good healthy eating choices each and every day.
What I am lacking is exercise. When my life changed for the better six months ago, some how exercise took a back seat. At my job now of six months, I do get in a lot of movement: walking, standing, bending, cleaning, using the vacuum and a lot of drinking oodles of water and drinking hot green tea. However, I will start-up walking outdoors again now that winter is almost gone from the Dakota Territory.
To the left, I found this FOOD graphic on facebook — it was written in 1917 … and how true it is.
Yesterday while shopping with my mom … I just picked up the basic necessities to put in my cupboards and fridge/freezer. Right now I’m into eating a lot of Greek yogurt, tomatoes, celery, lettuce, peanut butter, apples/oranges… and cheese/sweet potato crackers. Water and green tea are my go to drinks.
To keep myself from venting not so pleasant thoughts and feeding on gossip, I decided to start a new facebook page called “Being Grateful Project.” The link is https://www.facebook.com/beingrateful — it is a place where I can daily form my thoughts about what has made me grateful for that particular day. And I invite everyone in the universe to take the time to write about their blessings too. Spread the word — We all deserve to be motivated by others and strangers alike!
So this June 27th — marks my 2 years of choosing to better myself and my body. Two years of positive thinking and choosing to eat healthy. Thank you all for your ongoing support!