Skinny Girl Diaries … Week 1

Well week 1 of trying to lose weight has not gone so great. I mean it hasn’t been bad but I didn’t lose the 1lb I was supposed to. Yes my weekly goal is 1 pound, that’s all I can handle right now. I guess on the up side I haven’t gained any weight either and managed to work out twice. The working out has to be planned in advance as I still feel wiped out after my workouts. Regardless, it should still be planned so that it’s already a scheduled part of my day and not something I’m trying to squeeze in. If that happens, it is too easy to make excuses to get out of doing it. The other thing that needs to be planned is my grocery shopping and food prep. This is something I didn’t do and last week when I was out doing errands all day I ended up buying unhealthy snacks on the go. Turned into a terrible eating day.

So tomorrow I will figure out my meals for 3 days and get my groceries. The day after I will prep 3 days of food. I know some people prep for the week but with still having fatigue I don’t know if I can handle that. So best to start small. 3 days it is!

Oh and in case I didn’t mention I used to be 118 pounds prior to my diagnosis. Now I am 132 pounds and healthier. I’d like to get to 120-123 so the goal is to lose 10 pounds.

Did I also mention that eating healthy and exercise helps your skin, keeping you looking young and vibrant! This girl at a skin care kiosk thought I was 27!!! Wow I’m 43! I’m sure part of it was my casual attire but she said I had great skin and started asking “how do you do it, what’s your secret?”. I really didn’t know what to say, after going through a year of ‘hell’ I’m surprised I don’t look as old as I feel. Yes I feel like I went from 43 to 83. BUT at the end of it all I was quite flattered and felt great … and then just for a minute I forgot how old I was. 🙂

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