My Mind is Still Up in the Mountains

My mind is still up there in the mountainsOh Mondays-  what is it about a Monday that makes it so unfortunate and uneventful?  For one, having to suck it up and come into the office after a nice weekend away in the high country makes it unfortunate, and being the start of a week with really nothing to look forward to but four more days of work, makes it uneventful,  It’s difficult to get started as my mind is still up in the mountains.

After seeing that my damage wasn’t all that bad after the weekend, I decided to do the unthinkable- stray from the slow carbing!!! I was only up a couple lbs and since these generally come off as the week progresses, I wasn’t too discouraged.  Plus my pants were getting pretty baggy so I was taking it as a good sign the weight was coming off, regardless of how many lbs the scale was telling me.  I didn’t have my usual eggs, spinach and mushroom breakfast since I had no time to hit the grocery store when arriving late from the mountains yesterday, so I made an executive decision to stop and get a bagel on my way into work-  I know, what a splurge!  I also followed it up with a black coffee.  I enjoyed every minute of that bagel but vowed to stick to my slow carbing diet for the remainder of the week.

I had a spinach salad with cucumber, tomatoes and hard boiled eggs with some vinaigrette dressing.  Very tasty and filling.  Then chicken fajitas (minus the tortillas)with guacamole and black beans made for a delicious dinner.  I didn’t have any cravings after dinner.  It may be the first time I didn’t have a craving for something sweet after a meal since I started this whole process- I even skipped the peanut butter, and the next morning, the scale did not disappoint, I was already 2.5 lbs down!

Being Tuesday, I had to take my measurements, these were also very good- I was definitely making progress!

Down 0.5″ in waist

Down 0.5″ in arm

Down 1.0″ in thigh

0″ – no change in hips.

I felt so good about the loss in weight and inches that I decided to try on a skirt I haven’t worn in over a year and a half, and to my relief, it fit better than before because it didn’t even feel tight!  I also need to brag just a little here- I have had this skirt for close to 15 years making me the same size at 25 years old!

Once I found out I was pregnant with baby number 2, I went through my closet and stored many clothes I knew would not fit me for quite some time. I marked the box with a label to be opened in October.  With how things were going, I would probably be able to fit into those clothes a lot sooner than October, now that was something to look forward too! As much as I was looking forward to going shopping I may not have to seeing as all my old things would be wearable again.   Nothing better than a free shopping spree of clothes I already love.





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