Time is going by so fast. I can't believe it is already the end of September. I need to do some catching up...
First I finished the AdvoCare 24 day challenge in Tuesday. I really want to say it went great but not so much. I still can not take the MNS (which contains caffeine). That is a major part of the last 14 days. The cleanse (first 10 days) went extremely well.
I do not have lots of pounds to report to you. During this challenge I let myself weigh more than once a day. I guess I was expecting something miraculous to happen between 8am and noon. I put it under the shelf in the bathroom this morning and do not plan on getting it back out again. I lost 8.4 lbs during the first ten days and at the end of the challenge I was up a couple pounds, making the total lost around 5 lbs for the entire 24days.
While I hate that scale it still was not a total bust.
I feel so much better. During these last few weeks I have made many more mental victories in this challenge than pounds on the scale. My clothes fit so much better and I can see a difference in the mirror. Still not amazing but a difference. So for now I am not weighing in. I have a doctor appointment on October 7. I am going to focus on eating as clean as possible between now and then and working out. After that I do not plan on weighing until at least December. It's just so discouraging and disappointing.
I really stink at this journey. I know you all plan on hearing maybe one day I actually lose a pound or two and keep it off for more than a week but I just don't know when that's gonna happen. That's mostly the reason for lack of posts...I just get tired of thinking about it.
Another victory for these last 24 days is that I am much more conscious of what I am eating.
#nosweetseptember from Instagram's @lindseyslosingit is still going well. I've been tempted but I'm so close now that I can last 4more days for sure. The only thing I slipped on this was in Sunday school one day I absent mindedly popped two lemon heads. I caught myself though and haven't had anymore since.
We have been super busy with the kids--soccer, cheer, baseball, piano. Lots going on around here.
I guess the moral of all this is-- I am making better choices. I am working out more often again. I am going to keep after it if it takes me the rest of my life. I have to....