I thought over the break I would surely have time to blog but when I did have the time I was not on the computer but relaxing and enjoying my family. I'll start with my weight loss update since that's the title of this post. I definitely enjoyed some foods over the break that I would not have eaten normally, but I did not go overboard. I indulged carefully and strategically. It's amazing how much better my body handles the carbs and sugar that I normally wouldn't have been eating now that I have been without and have lost some weight. I didn't get in my daily workouts like I had been either but did manage to get 2-3 days a week in so I didn't fall completely off the wagon. We were very busy with family dinners, basketball games and everyday life stuff so I didn't stress over getting it all done every day.
So, I started the break on the 16th having lost exactly 38 pounds and last week I was up 1.5 pounds but thankfully this morning I was back to exactly where I started the holidays. It's not a loss, but I can't imagine a holiday break before that I didn't end it weighing more than I intended....and usually a few pounds at least! So I'm still at 38 pounds and feeling great with that actually. Now, it's time to buckle down and get the rest of this weight off. I have 16 more pounds to go. That will be in my healthy weight range. I actually wouldn't mind losing 20 more so I would have a few pounds to not stress over, but we'll see how I feel when I get to 16.
We are going on a cruise for spring break this year with my sister-in-law's family and Blevin, the young man I mentioned before that has come into our lives as such a blessing and is now part of our family will also be going as well as one of his best friends, Grady. Two 18 year old boys on a cruise....I hope we're ready for this?! LOL! They're great boys and Carson & Gracen LOVE cruises so I know it will be a blast and we are looking forward to it. I have set the cruise as my goal for being at my goal weight. We set sail in 10 1/2 weeks so I need to lose about a pound and a half to get there so I need to buckle down! Tomorrow I am back on my strict dieting and getting all my workouts in. I'm ready!
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.