Today I hit 152, down ten pounds from my starting weight of 162! That’s two pounds away from the “obese” BMI category, for whatever that’s worth. In any case, I’m happy that 5 weeks and 2 days after changing the way I eat to eliminate ALL non-natural ingredients, the weight is falling off. I do some workouts on fitness blender, but honestly not as often as I should. This is all diet, right now. If I was more committed to working out no doubt the weight loss would be more. What’s important is my commitment to this as a way of life. I had my first “cheat” last night, on my daughter’s 6th birthday, when I ate some GF pizza. It wasn’t organic, and it wasn’t homemade. God knows what was in it. At least it didn’t have sugar! I avoided the ice cream, knowing that a sugar crash can really do me in. My daughter chose to go to an all-natural gelato shop, meaning no artificial dyes or preservatives in the ice cream. I was super happy about that, organic or not, and they even had gluten free waffle cones. It may not be 100%, but it was 50%. So we’ll take it! Robyn O’brien says, “Don’t make the perfect the enemy of the good.” So her birthday was that much healthier, and I’m proud of it. For her actual party on Saturday, her birthday cake will at least be dairy and artificial dye-free. (I say dairy because at least we then know it won’t have non-organic dairy, meaning antibiotic and hormones in it.)
But back to the fact that, hey, I have a six-year-old! I can hardly believe it. She stayed up til bedtime putting together her new lego set. On her own! I seriously didn’t know she could do that without help. Gosh. I’m full of pride for her growth, and nostalgia for that cute baby I snuggled for years.