I didn’t have mashed potatoes with dinner.

I had a split second this evening when I was making dinner to just split the mashed potatoes I was heating up for my husband.

For about three minutes and 30 seconds, I was mailing it in and had a screw it mentality.

And then, after I put them in the microwave, I was like, “nah, it’s okay.”

That’s what the medicine portion of this medical weight loss program does. I just don’t care nor put food on the pedestal that I’m used to. Continue reading

You do what you can, and that’s all you can do.

Today was day one of quarantine/shelter-in-place for me. My work has amazingly gone 100% remote to help avoid the spread of the evil COVID-19.

I envisioned a day being able to just destroy my never-ending to do list being completely isolated and only one meeting on my agenda.

Plus, I was ready to get back to normal eating after a laxed weekend (not off the rails, but yes, I did have mac’ n cheese last night. It was glorious but I also felt awful about an hour later). Continue reading

“When things slow down.”

Ah, the many excuses we create for ourselves when trying to lose weight.

“When things slow down, I’ll start eating better…. work out more… meal plan….”

In reality, we knew things wouldn’t slow down, and we have to make the time to take care of ourselves.

Welp, 2020 threw that right out the freaking window.

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Getting easier when everything else is getting harder

Life is feeling a little eerie and unsettling right now, isn’t it? The stores are out of stock of anything you could possibly need… everything is closing… a new reality is setting in.

In the last week I feel like everything changed. Because we had to.

That’s kind of what this weight loss journey has been like. Ripping off the band aid and just going for it. No choices.

The last three weeks I’ve been on plan just continue to get better. It could be a combination of the meds and support of doctors, but I am really noticing I am not fixating on food or using it for emotional support.

When I went in this week for my bi-weekly check-in, they were happy with my progress. I’m down 10lbs, one inch in my waist and down two points on my BMI.

My clothes are fitting better, so even are getting baggy. Even better, clothes I haven’t been able to wear in awhile fit again!

There are about nine more weeks left if this plan before we transition to the next step.

Feeling good. Feeeeling good.