Seven weeks, WOW! Seems like week one (the longest week ever) was just yesterday. Each day, I continue to impress myself with the little changes I have made, or am able to make because of my success this far. I keep expecting my jeans to fit me like they did 7 weeks ago, and then smile when they go on with ease fresh out of the dryer. I stared at a boat load (literally, the bowl was shaped like a boat) of guacamole for 4 hours, and only had 2 corn chips dipped in the green goodness.
Tomorrow (President's Day) I fly down to California for that interview I've been talking about for well over a month now. I'm trying to prepare myself the best I know how, and have come to terms with either outcome. Because tomorrow is President's Day, and I will be on an airplane at 7am, I took the liberty of weighing in this morning, on my Wii Fit.
In the last week, I lost 3 pounds (in case you didn't notice my ticker move)! I did really well last week. My eating was the best it could have possibly been, and that's all I want to be able to say every week. I don't expect or want 3 pound losses every week, but it was so nice to be rewarded with a big number this week!
One thing that I have started doing that shows a whole new kind of progress is being less shy about people I share this blog with. At first, I didn't plan on sharing it with anyone (well, anyone I see on a regular basis). Initially, I sort of branched out to people I see on a semi-regular basis that are very close to me. After spending hours reading tons of blogs, I began soliciting the authors of blogs I like, told my sister about my blog, and even told people I never thought I would tell. Perhaps one day I will link it to my facebook page, but I'm not there yet. I figured, everyone around me can see that I've gained weight, I might as well make my taking it off public as well. The support I have received from everyone that has stopped by has been overwhelming. I am very lucky, and this blog may be the best thing I've done for myself in years.
The next few days are going to be challenging as I travel away from home, out of my routine, and face potential emotional roller coasters from being around my crazy mom, and getting or not getting a new job. At the very least it should make for some good blog posts! Also, I will be back in Seattle on Wednesday, so I have four days to correct any major mistakes I make while traveling.