It has been the simplicity that I was craving so. I am thankful for it and at this point see no reason not to continue for some time to come. I have lost 2.2 lbs in 12 days. While that sounds good and is right in line with my weight loss goal of slow and steady one pound per week, it isn't the whole story. I lost that weight in five days. For the last seven I have yo-yoed about half a pound.
I thought I was just experiencing the 'honeymoon' phase of a new program. I tried not to get excited about it, knowing that it would slow down in time. Little did I know how quickly the slow down would come and how I'd have to dig deep to be OK with vvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyy slow loss. I really think I'd be happier with a plateau than and up and down thing. I don't know. I might experience that and decide I like this better. To be completely honest, I was hoping for a big drop initially. It wasn't to be. I've been on the weight loss wagon too long to have that happen.
Regardless, I am sticking with this plan for a while longer. It will certainly help me navigate the minefields ahead. This weekend is my birthday and the celebrations start tonight. It is a biggie. It is a two digit number and the last digit is a zero. I'm not revealing my age, but I will share that I will be 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, or 90 on Sunday. LOL!! (Don't guess in the comments either. I'll be upset if any of the guesses are too high!)
I have a celebration tonight, tomorrow night and Sunday afternoon. (Believe it or not, that still doesn't include everyone that wants to celebrate with me so we're planning another party for late September. I am blessed to be so loved.) I know the menus for each gathering and know what I will eat. Another huge blessing is that my family is totally supportive of my weight loss efforts and won't try to foist anything on me I don't want.
I hope to be back in touch on Monday with an excellent report of how I kept to my eating plans this weekend and had a blast anyway. The parties are not about the food. They are about love, family and friendship. Happy birthday to me!!!!!!!!!!!!