Well, I'm a little late. Sorry!
These last few days have been filled with family, and I've hardly found time to get on the computer.
Well, I had hoped to finish this challenge with a number under 255. Not happening! And I can't believe I gained this last week. And so much. It's been very frustrating.
12/31/11 - 122 kg 268,9 lbs
04/08/12 - 118,2 kg 260,5 lbs
total loss: 8,4 lbs
My goal clothing looks no different on me now than mid challenge. So that’s the picture you’re getting.
And my measurements have not changed recently.
Beginning waist measurement: 48 inches
Today's waist measurement: 44.4 inches
And right now I’m especially glad that I joined another challenge before even finishing this one. I think if I hadn’t, I’d have just been too discouraged to start another one. But I will keep going!
I was reading in my challenge book again this morning and I was reminded of something. Since I’m still in the process of learning what my body needs and how I can best lose all this weight, there are some things I need to avoid.
I guess I’ve been wanting to lose weight without feeling deprived (key word here is feeling). Because if I’m nourishing my body the way I should (healthy food instead of empty calories) I will not be deprived.
So I need boundaries. Not the flimsy boundaries I’ve been setting myself by eating almost anything in moderation (which would be something I may be able to do in maintenance). But I need a stricter plan. I need to plan. Period.
“My brokenness couldn’t handle freedom with food outside the boundaries of my plan.”“Bounderies keep us safe, not restricted.”
And so, I’m really grateful that I could be a part of this challenge. I’ve met some wonderful people. I’ve appreciated every comment and word of encouragement you have made. I plan on keeping up on your journeys.
Especially thanks to Mir for hosting. You have been an encourager right from the start, even while going through your own struggles. Thank you!
And another special thanks to Julie for being an awesome challenge-buddy. Now she gets to stay my friend! We will definitely be staying in touch.
So, there it is! Last post for the challenge!
Take care and God bless!
CaseySo glad I’ve been reading this book!