Happy May Day!!! When I was little we used to pick flowers for my mom, leave them on the doorstep, ring the doorbell and run away!!! She always acted so surprised to receive the beautiful hand picked flowers on May Day! So the month of May always reminds me of Spring flowers!
I’ve been enjoying my garden and planting and extra time in the yard watering to help everything come to life. I hope you all are enjoying your springtime as well. Here in Southern California we have had some beautiful weather! We just got back from a family weekend at the beach! We had a few little splurges! We did find a couple restaurants in Carlsbad with some very healthy choices. Fresco for lunch and Naked Cafe for breakfast are highly recommended!
May seems to be the month, in most of my past experiences with weight loss, that my journey has either ended or began to taper off. When you follow fad diets or any diet where you don’t change your eating habits and lifestyle with the intention of a permanent lifestyle change, you are always bound to go back to unhealthy habits. Also, once you start losing some significant weight and start feeling better, looking better and fitting into smaller clothes, the momentum seems to drop off.
Have you found that you are loosing your momentum from your New Years commitment to make 2018 your year to get healthy? Maybe you are adding cheat meals more often? Eating or ordering out more frequently? Snacking more? Drinking less water? Adding sugar or gluten or dairy back in! Indulging in processed foods?
We’ve all been there! Sometimes you get right back on track, sometimes you feel yucky and sluggish after a bad meal, sometimes you can even feel physically ill. Sometimes you feel no different but you certainly will see a slow down or reversal on the scale. This can lead to frustration, self doubt, guilt, hopelessness, discouragement, or even just giving up and being resigned to being over weight and unhealthy. I know because I’ve felt it all.
I want to encourage all of you to stick with it! Or get back to it!! Don’t give up! Last year my quitting month was March!! I literally made it two months before all the compromises hit. Brittany, as you know went on to loose over 100lbs in 2017 and we found ourselves at the beginning of 2018 regretting not sticking to it with her. So don’t find yourself at the beginning of 2019, seeing the positive results of those around you and wishing you had had the will power to stick with it, then finding yourself having to start over, again!
We have had our ups and downs in April. We both broke through some plateaus that had lasted quite awhile. So our weight loss for April was actually better that March. We went for our annual physicals in April and had just about every lab test run and EVERYTHING came back “normal.” That’s great right!?!
It just doesn’t explain why Dans weight loss has been so slow this time around and consistently less than mine. Very unusual!!
We aren’t overly concerned. He is losing slowly and we are heading in the right direction! For us, slow and steady wins the race! Consistency is key!
Dan is having knee surgery this week on Thursday. They will scope it and do a clean up, he will be walking again within a day or two. We are hoping this will alleviate much of his knee pain. It has really kept him from being as active as he would like these last couple months. So we would appreciate all your prayers and good thoughts for his successful surgery.
Let’s make May our month to get back to it! Or to continue making those good choices one bite at a time! Just think of all the lost pounds we all will celebrate together at the end of this year! Recommit to 2018! Let this be your year!!! We can do it!
Here are our numbers for May 1st:
This month Dan lost: 9.2 pounds
Weighing in at 263.8 he’s lost 35.2 pounds since January 1st!
6.85 inches, 29.5 inches total
This month Rebecca lost: 8.2 pounds
Weighing in at 213.2 she’s lost 36.8 pounds since January 1st!
4 inches 27.25 inches total