I just finished my last week on those icky antibiotics and steroids! I had been doing really good about not gaining weight until this last week. I went up 2 lbs but I have a sneaking suspicion it’s probably just water weight. I’m not going to let it get me down. Nope. No way. Instead, I’m going to hit next week hard. It’s my first time in over 6 weeks that I have not been on some sort of antibiotic, steroid or felt ill. I’m feeling pretty darn good! Finally.
I’ve learned that over the past month, weight loss is a journey. Definitely a journey. It’s going to take time and there will be periods that things to do not go the way you plan. Remember when I had that goal to hit 25lbs lost by July 4th? And I was so stinkin’ close! But that’s right when I was put on the second antibiotic and start to stall out.
Now fast forward a few weeks, I’m finished with the antibiotics, that huge lump by my ear is gone (thank goodness!) and I have my energy levels back. I feel like me again. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this good. And I just got back from dropping Peyton off in Chicago! Now I have 2 kid free weeks to get myself back on track.
Even though the past month has been incredibly hard emotionally, mentally and physically I got through it. And I’m really proud of myself on how I got through it. Before Nutrisystem, I would’ve given up and gone off my plan at the first sign of an obstacle. But I didn’t. I stayed on Nutrisystem, reached out to my counselor and expressed myself. And you know what? That’s what I needed. She came back and told me that I’m doing awesome! That it’s amazing I hadn’t put the weight back on with being so ill. That really made me feel good. Here I thought I was a failure when in reality I was still kicking tush in the weight loss journey. She helped me look at my situation from a different perspective and that’s exactly what I needed. I needed to hear from someone that I was doing a good job.
She came back and told me that I’m doing awesome! That it’s amazing I hadn’t put the weight back on with being so ill. That really made me feel good. Here I thought I was a failure when in reality I was still kicking tush in the weight loss journey. She helped me look at my situation from a different perspective and that’s exactly what I needed. I needed to hear from someone that I was doing a good job.
While I am not happy about being 2lbs up this week I am also not going to beat myself up over it. Do you know how long I’ve been on steroids? WEEKS! SEVERAL WEEKS! And all I’ve gained is 2 lbs. 2 measly pounds. So the goal this next week is to kiss those 2 lbs goodbye and get back down to my lovely 20 lbs lost. Then in August, I’m going to kick weight loss tush. I plan on losing 1-3 lbs a week.
The next month is going to have its challenges and I’m going to share with you how I over come them. I’ll share how I do a road trip without indulging in 1000 calorie meals when I go to pick up Peyton from Chicago. We are also heading to Universal Studios for a week, I’ll share how I enjoy my time without killing my waistline. How I navigate flying during meal times by bringing my own meals (Nutrisystem has great meals and snacks that you can take on planes!). I’ll even share how we do a staycation at the Mall of America and Minnesota State Fair. These are all real life situations people are in while trying to lose weight. I’ll show you how I handle them and stick to my journey at the same time.
If you are ready to slow down and enjoy life while trying to drop a few pounds, check out Nutrisystem. It’s really made a difference in my life.