Yay! Another 2lbs gone, which means I have lost 14lbs in total - 1 stone gone! Woop, woop! It feels fab, but I know that I am about to plateau. It always happens to me when I am losing weight, so I am prepared and I won't be discouraged.
But... let's celebrate the 1st stone first and then I can worry about further weight loss. I am feeling much better and I think I will be able to start exercising again tomorrow. 30 minutes on the treadmill 4 times a week is what I will start with and I am also upping my water intake to flush out any toxins etc after the horrific illness.I might add some vegetable juices to my breakfast as well for a mini detox. Cucumber and celery and carrot are my favourites!
I didn't get a chance to go to the doctors to get different antibiotics yet, but I am going back on Tuesday to see if I still have the infection. I think I do, but we will see. I feel really sorry for everyone with serious health problems, as it must be really hard. I could hardly cope with being ill for a week and having to go to the doctors etc. I am just so used to feeling great and not being ill at all, that when something actually happens to me I freak out and it makes me very anxious and upset. I literally thought I was going to die.... I have never been so ill, so it was pretty scary.
Anyway... I think I overdone it on the salad front lately, so I might try doing porridge or smoothie for breakfast, salad for lunch and either soup or some sort of 'normal' dinner as my evening meal. I like switching things up to make sure I don't get bored with the food I am eating. Today we had homemade pizza and it was amazeballs, but I still had a good day and didn't overeat. It's all about balance and having a good relationship with food. I am finally at the stage when I just listen to my body and it's needs.
There is one thing I am struggling with though... I have been checking my weight far too often and it became slightly obsessive, so I am keeping an eye on that and I recognised it as a sign of my eating disorders trying to sneak their way back into my life. I know that it is not happening this time, as I am a much stronger person and I actually love my body the way it is, but being obsessed with scales is never a good thing. I told myself that twice a week is enough and I hope I can stick to it.
I think I might do these updates every two weeks, as I don't want to spam you too much with this weight loss stuff, so you will hear from me again on the 15ht of May, hopefully another 4lbs lighter. I am not getting my hopes up though and I am fine with a loss of 1 lb per week. Would I be happy to be 52lbs lighter next May? Hell yes! Would I be happy to reach my goal of losing 100lbs by Christmas 2017 - of course. Slow and steady weight loss is the way to go, so I am not planning to rush things. Unless it happens naturally and I drop the weight quicker. We will see. Either way... it's all going to happen and I just have to be patient.