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To be honest, I was a little worried about my week 4 weigh in at Blue Sky MD.
I’d only lost .2 pounds over 2 weeks according to their scales, so my spirits were not exactly encouraged. On top of that, my precious husband whisked me away for a surprise Chattanooga weekend, where I ended up living in the moment and indulging in some very sweet treats (a gluten free chocolate raspberry cupcake from Rembrandt’s coffee shop and a frozen yogurt with fresh raspberries & dark chocolate chips from The Ice Cream Show).
In what I thought to be a cheeky response to this little indulgence, I tweeted out a picture of my food journal with “Don’t Ask” written in it.
This didn’t go over well with all of you; it apparently came across as being disrespectful to the process of life change I’m participating in.
Still others seemed to find my honesty refreshing and proof that I am still living my real life while doing the best I can to get healthy with the help of the folks at Blue Sky MD.
The truth is, I think I’d been a little stressed out over the past 2 weeks about doing & eating the right thing, so I was actually holding on to the weight. Once I stopped focusing on the food and relaxed a bit with my husband, I felt SO much better…and it showed on the scale this week, woo hoo!
So here are the numbers:
Weight: 164.2 (that’s almost 4 pounds down from last week!)
BMI: 26.5 (down .6)
Here is my 1 month check-in:
My initial starting weight: 174.8 My current weight: 164.2 (that means I’ve lost 10.6 lbs in one month!)
My initial BMI: 28.2 My current BMI: 26.5
My initial body fat %: 40.2 My current body fat %: 37.9
My initial body fat pounds: 70.2 My current body fat pounds: 62.2
I’ve also lost over 4 inches in my hips and waist!
Perhaps the best part of all was when I went shopping for my sister-in-law’s wedding this past weekend. We had initially gone shopping right after Christmas to find me a dress and my husband a suit because we couldn’t fit in anything we had (in a bad way!).
Well…not only did my husband have to take the suit back that he bought and get one 2 sizes smaller (yes, he’s eating better with me too!), but I was able to fit in a size 6 dress! (Did I mention the dress I bought a month ago was a size 14???) The best part was that the dress I found was almost identical to one I’d seen last month that cost almost $200; this one was on clearance for $30 (plus I had a 20% off coupon) – a great size AND a great deal!
Jenny really took a lot of time with me at this week’s weigh in to come up with some more natural, healthy snacks and encouraged me to not only plan out my meals in advance, but also to prepare them so I don’t fall victim to running short on time.
It’s still a work in progress, but I’m encouraged by my progress and grateful for all your support along this life change I’m on!
Blue Sky MD does have quite a few clinics, but they are situated mainly in the Southeast. Check out their locations here and feel free to give them a call to find out more about a free consultation that could lead to your own transformation!
I loved your honesty!!! I agree that not stressing may have been the most positive thing you could have done! Congrats! The dress looks great!!!
I find honesty extremely refreshing. Keep it up!