It is so easy to talk yourself into eating something you shouldn’t to satisfy an immediate need. It is heroic to say NO! If you don’t have the crap in the house, you won’t be able to eat it. Throw it out. Don’t wait to start your diet until you’ve eaten it all… donate it, just get it out of your house. You’ll feel good about it… I promise you 🙂
Sunday was a PV day.
Daily Weight Loss: 0.4 lb/0.20 kg
Total Weight Loss: 70.9 lb/32.21 kg
So it was six months ago today that I began my Dukan Diet journey. And I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am that I did! By sticking to this diet and by not straying (with the exception of a rare few times) I have managed to nearly lose 71 pounds in 6 months. I feel GREAT! Great doesn’t even begin to describe how I feel. My knees don’t hurt. I bound up and down the stairs at work. I use the stairs everywhere I go (like in the Shanghai subway yesterday). I walk 1 mile to work, clock in and take the stairs to the 4th floor. In August, I would have been winded before getting to the 2nd floor. Now… no problem!
Yesterday I woke up early, caught a ride to the train station and spent the day in Shanghai. It’s a 42 minute bullet train ride and worth it. I had lunch with Federica and Will and did a little shopping. Picked up a couple of pair of jeans (one size 12, one size 14) and then coffee with them and the trip back. Makes for a long day. Makes for a short night of sleep, but through the yawns this morning I feel as if it was worth it. Worth it for my mental health and worth it to get a couple of pairs of jeans in normal size for a bargain 🙂
Speaking of jeans… I promised before and after butt pics. This first picture was what really made me realize I needed to do something immediately about my weight. This is at my 30th Class Reunion in August 2011, a couple of weeks before I started the Dukan Diet… I’m in the purple sweater… Good Lord!
And this was this morning… We took a couple of shots from a distance but because I’m wearing all black, they just didn’t show anything. Vivien insists I use this one… it’s a close up, but I’m loving my waist definition. And… in the pic above my hips were 56″ (cringe)… they are now 44″… that’s TWELVE INCHES LESS! And my waist has gone from 45 1/2 inches to 35 1/2 inches… TEN INCHES LESS… All I can do is 😀 So here’s my close up… LOL…
I have received so much encouragement from family, friends and fellow bloggers that I am amazed and humbled on a daily basis. It really is what has pushed me to continue down this amazing path of wellness.
Again… thanks for all the encouragement and for those of you on this journey… YOU CAN DO IT!
Quote of the day: It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect it’s successful outcome ~ William James
Inspired tonight by my walk home. The sun was out all day and it has significantly improved my mood 😀 I realized on way to work this morning that my iPhone hadn’t been restored after downloading the latest iOS 5 update last night. The only song on my iPhone was the Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feelin'”. So walking home tonight, in the good mood I’m in (I’ve lost 70 pounds, I’m going to Shanghai for the day tomorrow and the sun is out) I played it and basically sang and bounced my way home. The locals think I’m a whack… 😀
Two lines that inspired tonight’s Words For Thought…
“Jump off that sofa
Let’s get get OFF”
“Look at her dancing
Just take it off”
So, what did I take off? 70 pounds! How have I done it? Staying true to the Dukan Diet and WALKING… EVERY.SINGLE.DAY! Sometimes just 30 minutes, sometimes a couple hours. NO EXCUSES… It’s just walking. WALKING… Doesn’t cost anything, don’t need a gym membership, don’t need special shoes. I’ve walked my ass off, literally… Tomorrow I’ll show my before and after ass, you’ll see what walking can do for YOU! Now get off the computer and take a walk 🙂