The number is the same boring one for the last 3 reports but this number actually is pretty encouraging.
- Because I have not gained more!
- Because good things are taking shape…
Let me explain. This past week has been pretty awesome. I stayed off most starches and completely off all sugar for 6 days straight (what a miracle). I also exercised every day. And most exciting of all, I was encouraging others and getting support from them as well. I just decided to cheer on friends at church that I knew were also trying to healthify their lifestyle and they in turn have been texting encouragement to me. Also, a family member started a watsap group dedicated to healthy eating and invited me to join. It has been amazing getting the support and having some place to get inspiration and complain a bit as needed. I find talking about the bad choice also helps make it not a big deal instead of fuming about it in my own head and continuing to make bad choices.
(warning TMI ahead)
I am right in the middle of my menstrual cycle. Recently, I have noticed a pattern that the week after my period is probably my best in terms of making good and rational choices for myself and the two weeks before my period, I kinda lose it. So it is interesting to me that I started the downhill trend (unconciously of course yesterday) about 2 weeks before my next period. I think so much of what I think are concious choices are actually hormonally driven.
Anyway, my hope is that beginning awareness of how weak I am during this period will hopefully help me to safegaurd even further.
I truly believe with this new support and new awareness, we will be looking at a loss for September.