The Two Week Weight Loss

I was feeling tired.  It was not the normal kind of tired I feel, not like a nagging fatigue that comes along with autoimmune issues.  It was not like that at all.  This was a familiar tiredness, not of a physical nature, but of a kind of disgust.

I used to band-aid my tiredness.  I was a hair color junkie, a manicure queen.  I had the toenails to match. Occasionally, my butt sparkled in my jeans and my shoes were a little high.  Momentarily, I was shiny.  I was something new to myself.

Lately, the band-aid is kind of worn.  It is stretched out and, again, tired.  It no longer masks anything, and there is still that unhealed wound inside.

I am tired of myself.  I am tired of looking at myself, and I am tired of what I see.  This is no one’s fault but my own, and no one and nothing can fix this but me.  So, I am fixing it.

All I really have done in the past two weeks to lose 7 lbs and 4 inches is I cut out sugar, pasta, breads, processed foods completely, and anything else unhealthy.  Well, that and being more active.

In doing this, I have kept a chart of my measurements, which I am not really proud of, in a journal.  I have measured myself once a week.  Here are my results:

2 weeks ago:
Wrist           :   6 1/2″
Upper Arm: 12″
Chest           : 41 1/2″
Waist           : 35″
Hips             : 42″
Thigh           : 24″
Calf               : 16″
Ankle            : 10″

Wrist           : 6″
Upper Arm: 11 1/2″
Chest           : 40″
Waist           :  31 1/2″
Hips             : 40″
Thigh           : 22 1/2″
Calf              : 15″
Ankle          :9 1/2″

One thing to consider is that I do swell a lot from my health issues, but if I lost just what was swelling, that is also a really good thing.  I finally am feeling a little better about myself.  I think that is the most important part in all of it.

I will keep blogging my progress.  If anyone wants to join me in this, let me know.

That’s the best way to get a hold of me.

Take care.