Weight loss is not easy. If it was an easy task, so many people would be out of a job, because the weight loss/fitness industry is definitely booming. Choosing Ideal Protein was an easy one for me as it was the only diet that both had a coach and was overseen by a doctor. And it has the added bonus of removing sugar from my system, and as a diabetic, that’s a good thing. But, people, this diet is hard!
And there are days, days I crave everything fro French fries to cheese to mentally talking myself out of just grabbing that loaf of bread and taking it home. It’s a mental game, like I’ve never experienced.
And my first month’s stats were good, really good, and I’m proud of myself, but hadn’t really noticed a significant difference until today. Today, people, today I visually saw the progress!
Over the weekend I went shopping, and was thrilled to buy tops 2 sizes smaller than I have in a long time. And today, when I put one of those tops on, and was able to tuck it in because my stomach is flat enough to do so, I almost cried tears of joy! And the jeans I’m wearing, while once were very tight skinny jeans, are now quite baggy in the waist, and so, I had to put a belt on. A BELT! Do you know how long it has been since I wore a belt?
I stood staring at myself in the mirror and thought, finally, I can see the progress. It’s not about feeling thinner or lighter today. Today, it’s about seeing a difference in my body!
Weight loss is hard. Really hard. But today I showed myself that after 43 days of no sugar, being able to toss this outfit on and feel confident makes the sacrifice completely worth it. Progress, people, that’s what it’s all about!
Ciao for now,