I know, we all LOVE to shop (especially Sarah, Erica, Megan, Rifka & Lori ), here's a phrase I just heard that made me laugh... it is referred to as a form of retail therapy known as: SIS (Size Independent Shopping), which as any girl knows encompasses things/items that ALWAYS FITS... purses,sunglasses, shawls, earrings, diamonds, footwear, beauty supplies, and make-up, all of which will be stylish and chic regardless of our size!
Funny coincidence...my brothers all call me SIS...do they know something I don't? No time to ponder the question...I am heading to the mall!
"It is only the first step that is difficult" and "The way to achieve difficult things is to set it in motion"
I am finding this new lifestyle to be life altering. I am embracing each day with new resolve and strength. I feel as though I am enjoying a form of sobriety. My mind is less cluttered and my attitude positive, focused, enthused and strong...I HAVE TAKEN THAT FIRST DIFFICULT STEP...I AM IN MOTION! Heavy stuff yet thought provoking! Success is a great healer!!
Here is a photo as I begun my new journey...(click on the image for scary, big photo)
Here is a photo after 31/2 weeks...(click on the image for slimmer face!Yahoo!)
Here is another long blog about weight loss...so if you don't want to read it skip it...
I spoke with one of my dearest friends last night about my new "lifestyle change" and it reiterated to me how essential it is to have a support system throughout my journey. She is also at the point that I was 3+ weeks ago...disgusted, depressed and frustrated about her inability to "conquer the monster".
I LOST 2.1 pounds!!!!! My goal was 2.2...not too shabby!!! I spent 3 of the 7 days in Los Angeles visiting Rifka...I was a really good girl! Very excited and motivated to continue. I am now on 2 protein shakes a day and one meal...still no sugar, flour, starch. I even attended a baby shower that was a tea and passed on the scones, tea sandwiches and cake! Huge for me!!! Thank god they served some celery, carrots and fruit kabobs. Now I start week two...