258.8 – Down some

Good morning! I was surprised to see a drop on the scale this morning. I stayed firmly on plan yesterday during our birthday celebration, but I definitely over ate.

Most of the family, including my husband, went off plan yesterday and indulged in pizza, cake, soda, or all three. I was not tempted in the least, and at the end of the party my cousin asked me if I had had anything off plan. I told her I hadn’t, and she commented that that was some super dedication (woohoo, NSV!). My younger sister mentioned that maybe committing to No Cheats was the way to go. I try not to get on a soap box about it, but I said that it makes this WOE really, [I]really[/I] simple. On paper it sounds restrictive, but in practice it’s quite freeing. Admittedly in the beginning it was pretty difficult, and I still get the odd craving from time to time, but I definitely don’t miss the way I used to eat or the guilt trip I would put myself through afterward. I feel good about myself and I feel confident, on track, and for the first time, I know without a doubt that I will absolutely reach my goal someday. It might be slow going, but that’s okay: it’s my race, my pace. I cannot compare myself to others.

Speaking of the party… Dad and I went on what we call an “Epic” walk yesterday, which includes a very large hill. Gets you sweating, you know? He handled it like a champ and we got it done before setting up for the party, which was a lot of running back and forth between the house and our neighborhood’s clubhouse that we can rent for such occasions. I was go-go-going all day yesterday and [I]I had the energy to do it[/I]. Crazy! Although I didn’t have my phone in my pocket all day counting my steps- it was too busy playing music- I know I got in a LOT yesterday!

Today is the very first day of my 30’s. I’m excited! There was a time in my life when I wasn’t certain I was going to make it to 30 (when we found out about my tumor…. scary few months there), so I’m thrilled to be here, typing this out. I am still young, I’m married to the love of my life, and life is awesome. I’ve made some major decisions this year to change my life for the better, and in turn change my husband’s life for the better. Now that we have the knowledge of LC, our health is improving daily.

I hope everyone has as great a day as I am having this morning <3

B: Warrior coffee
L: Potluck with friends. Veggies, meat, possibly some cheese
D: Steakhouse with my hubs tonight to celebrate our birthday

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