Friday, April 04, 2008

small victories, great feeling!

1. Yesterday morning, I had to fast for some more blood work that I was having done. When I got finished at the lab, it was noon and I was STARVING. I had another appointment at 12:30, so I thought, "I'll just grab some Jack in the Box" on the way.

Immediately, I realized what a horrible idea that was. It's just such a habit for me to eat on the run; it was my first instinct. After that, I had a battle of wills within myself to NOT TURN THE CAR TOWARDS fast food row! Ultimately, I drove home instead and made a quick sandwich. VICTORY!! I was so proud of myself that when I got to my next appointment, I wanted to tell every stranger I passed, "Hey! Guess what I just did?" lol

2. Later, at the playground after school, one of the Moms asked me if I'd lost weight. SURELY I've not lost any yet (I'm only gonna weigh on Saturdays, so I don't know for sure, but it's only been a week since I went hard core with the diet and exercise.) Then last night, my friend's brother said, "You've been losing weight!" I kissed him on the cheek for saying so! Neither of these people know I've started this journey, so I know they weren't blowing sunshine up my pantiloons. I can't imagine that it's noticeable already, but it sure felt great to hear!

3. I've made it 6 days without a Diet Coke (or ANY caffeine or carbonated beverage.) All I've had is water. The headache Wednesday and yesterday was intense (and yet, I still went to my Nia class! Go me!), but it's finally abated. I think I'm over the hardest part now! The best thing is, my body craves water already. That's gonna be so good for me.


Kendra said...

Can't wait to hear the results of your weigh in tomorrow.

I've been trying to wean myself off the DC also (although I like mine with Cherry). Wednesday was great and I only had 1 can all day. Yesterday, I had 2 cans and 1 large from Sonic...wait, I might have refilled it with can 3...

My main thing is no carbonation or caffine after 7. Hopefully I can beat this insomnia.

ok...enough about me. Y'all are already sick of looking at me ;)

~Melissa~ said...

I'm so proud of you, Stacy!! :)

Veronica said...

You know, you might not have lost any measurable weight yet - but I bet the change in your attitude is what people are noticing

I'm so proud of what you're doing - you can do this!

ArlaMo said...

DH was flipping through the channels the other night and he stopped on The Biggest Loser. I don't know if you've seen it this season, but one of the ladies (Alli, I think?) has made an amazing transformation. Michael looked over and said "ok, I know you cry over lots of things, but why are you crying over Biggest Loser?"

I was crying because I can just see you, Stacy, having the same success in your journey!!

Woohoo for you!

Lee said...

So, so proud of you Stacy. You are always an inspiration no matter what you do :)

agent713 said...

This is awesome Stacy. Please keep blogging your journey. Just reading about your changed attitude is inspiring.