Friday, January 10, 2014

Day 1

Well I'm 4 shakes and 1 broth into the proverbial first step of a 1,000 mile journey.  It feels really, really good to finally start.  I rather like the taste of the chocolate shakes.  I've not been hungry today, and drinking the shakes at work seemed to turn out fine.  I made up three the night before and brought them in a little cooler filled with some ice. I'm a little afraid that I might be drinking too many liquids.  Is this something I should really be worried about?  I'll probably have to come up with a strategy for measuring them if it is.  Apart from feeling very tired (I am also struggling with a bad cold), I have to say that I'm fully on board and looking forward to seeing the changes in my body that will follow.

Today I'm fantasizing about the summer, when I'll be looking much better in a bathing suit .  I'm going to treat myself to kayaking for sure.  I'm also going to take my boys boogie boarding, and we'll catch some waves together!  I'm hosting my sister's 60th birthday party in August, and I wonder if my arms will be sleeveless?  There is so much to look forward to and it all begins with the choices I have made today and the choices I will make tomorrow, the next day and the next.

I also survived cooking for my family tonight.  Opening the freezer was weird, like encountering an online form that forbids you to fill out certain sections by making the ink lighter.  It's a strange analogy, but I don't know how else to describe it.  I saw the food, but couldn't make a connection to it. I have drawn a boundary.

It has been such a help this past week to find some very inspirational blogs to read, of women who have walked my walk and are continuing to share their wisdom of weight loss, transition and maintenance.  I'm linking to them on the right, whenever I come across them.  I'm so fortunate that I can look ahead through their eyes, and click back to what they were thinking at the start of their healthy adventure.  Thanks ladies.  And thanks to anyone who might be taking the time to read my little blog.  I hope I can add something to the dialog.


5 comments:

Caitlin R said...

Day 1 down! Well done. And so many wonderful things to look forward to. The best thing is that you know this diet works, you just have to stick to it and the results will come. You're so prepared and honest about your journey that I know you're going to succeed.

I really love your style of writing. It's so thoughtful and eloquent. I really like the online form analogy - I know exactly what you mean!

Good luck tomorrow!

happyinca said...

Aww, thanks Cait. I appreciate your encouragement! We are going to do this!

Anonymous said...

How's it going now? -Colleen www.optifastmama.wordpress.com

happyinca said...

Thanks for stopping by Colleen! It's going fine. I think I'm beyond the fatigue, and am venturing out more today and learning how to plan my meals around that. I'm so excited, and am weighing myself every day this week because, hey, this is the week to do it! Cheers, Christy

Anonymous said...

can't wait to hear how your first weigh in goes!
-Colleen