Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Step in the Right Direction

Today I took another step in the right direction. Brad and I had gone to our fellowship's monthly first Saturday of the month potluck. I had eaten my share of food there (I didn't overdo it, though) and after I had come home, I went shopping.

I really need some new t-shirts for the summer because a lot of my other ones are too big (yesss!) and some other ones are too small (boo!), so, I'm left with very few shirts that fit me right now. Anyway, I didn't buy anything because I didn't find anything that I really liked that fit me the way I wanted it to. They were either too low cut or the arm sleeves didn't come down far enough, etc.

I am very happy to say that I went down a couple of sizes in my shirts and I'm down 1-2 sizes in pants.

To the point, it was around 8-ish and way past my supper time.

I was going to get a sub from Subway and after I left Belk I sat in my car for a minute and just thought, am I REALLY hungry? No.

Will you be upset after you eat it, knowing that you weren't hungry to begin with? Yes.

Just because it is past your supper time doesn't mean you need to eat just to eat. You CAN skip a supper. Needless to say, I skipped supper (I'm still not hungry, btw).

I've really started to change my mind about the way I eat and think about food. I was so used to just eating, just to eat. I'm really trying to just eat when I'm hungry now. I try really hard to just eat until I'm satisifed, not full. However, I fail sometimes in these areas. I try to eat healthy but I don't deprive myself of something that I want (in moderation). So, after I got home I really felt like doing a brisk walk around our neighborhood and I did.

God has really given me the desire to exercize lately. I've always hated excersizing and getting all sweaty but now I really WANT to do it. Don't get me wrong, I HATE sweating any other time but while I'm exercizing and know I'm going to get a shower right afterward, I love it. It makes me feel like I'm doing something.

So, I skipped supper and I went on a long walk. Brad and I also went to the gym for an extra day this past week, which I think we're going to continue to do for the most part. I'm definitely becoming more active and desiring healthier food, which I am SO thankful to God for.

These small daily victories mean so much to me. I'm really trying to take this whole weight-loss journey one day at a time. If I don't, it's way too overwhelming. I've been setting weekly goals for myself instead of thinking of how much weight I have to lose until I hit my goal weight. I've been told a few times in the past couple of days by friends that they can really tell I'm losing weight. I cannot even begin to tell you how motivating that is.

That's about it for this blog. I basically just wrote a book. Wow! Haha. I'll leave you with a dress I tried on in Belk. I was tempted to buy it but I didn't. I have to say, I can defintely tell a difference in myself in this picture. That makes me very happy! :)


  1. You should have bought the dress, I like it and it looks like it fits you well. You look very good! Keep up the hard work!

  2. I am so happy for you Amy!! You are doing a great job!! Yes you look like you are coming down in weight and the dress does look nice! But if you bought it I might not fit you for too much longer since you probably will be losing more weight!! Keep up the great work!! :)

  3. You're doing fabulous! I must have just missed you today at the fellowship. I wore the t-shirt that I bought with you at our favorite Christian store. I really like the dress you tried on. You look great in it. You're going to be a skinny mini in no time!
    ~ Coreneee

  4. Keep up the good work Amy! You are an inspiration to me, I know if you can do it, I can too. God bless you sis!

  5. Never walk away from a dress you look fabulous in.

    ~ Lorena