I lost 2.4 pounds this week, which takes me back to the halfway point. My goal is to lose 20 pounds. I have lost ten; five of which I gained back. It’s been an uphill battle.
I try to focus on the victories, but I find myself still looking in the mirror and seeing an overweight person looking back. But pictures really do tell a story:
The picture on the left is taken on the day I started Weight Watchers. The one on the right is after losing just four pounds. But I had lost inches.
This was after an eight-pound loss. Not a significant difference, but you can see that I had continued to lose inches.
This was taken a month later. Along with a new haircut (alas, I didn’t lose any weight after cutting my really thick hair) I had gained and lost about five pounds here. You can really see it in my face and upper body.
Here is the picture from today, side by side with the first one I took:
You can really see the difference here. Pictures are a great way to see your progress. Sometimes when you look at yourself every day, you don’t see the weight loss. Yes, I have a way to go, but I am doing great. I just have to keep telling myself that.
Carbs continue to be my nemesis. I have cut way down on them though, including potatoes. Measuring and weighing is key, as is counting points, although I don’t do it as strictly as I did when I started. Some things I just let slide. I find point counting tedious and since I know what portions I should be eating, it’s not as essential as it once was. But I do keep an eye on it.
Walking is also essential. It’s a low-impact, free and easy exercise. I have noticed that my cellulite is slowly disappearing. I probably won’t ever be completely free of it, but I do see a difference. Walking is also great for toning those thighs.
I am living proof that you can lose weight while being gluten and dairy free. You have to be willing to cut down on carbs and sweets. You don’t have to eliminate them completely, but you have to be accountable.
Please contact me with any questions or just for guidance. Stay tuned to follow my progress!