Sunday, January 18, 2015

It's a start

Eighteen days into January.  Has it only been eighteen days?  It feels like longer.  In those 18 days, I have lost: 2.5 inches in my chest (although, I bought a new sports bra and that might have something to do with part of it...), 1 inch in my waist, half an inch in my hips, 1.5 inches in my thigh, .5 inch in my calf. .8% body fat, BMI has gone from 36.1 to 34.9 and I've lost 8 pounds.

Eating-much better than it was.  It is difficult to resist the draw of candy when I am at the grocery store, but today, I did it.  I went shopping and the only TREAT I bought myself was an Ireland calendar.  I have eaten out no more than once a week, and I have kept track of the food I eat in my "Lose It" app for 18 days in a row!

The shouting resolution is actually proving more difficult.  I need to figure out some calming strategies that I can call on when no one is listening and I get upset.  When I shout at my children, sure, they do what I ask.  But then I feel just horrible.  I don't want to shouts to be what they remember of me, or the example that they follow.  And I can already see it happening.  I just pray that I can turn things around.  I definitely need more help with this one.