It’s official. My husband and I are two months into our decision to change the way we eat and guess what? It works! Works, as in, we feel pretty darn good and have lost weight. His loss of 18 lbs. has been steady and sure with minor plateaus here and there, and true to my personality, my loss has been a series of ups and downs — most recently dipping to 14.5 lbs. then back up to my goal of 12 lbs. total for the two months. Six pounds a month. That’s all I need. Only six. I can do that for the next six months, right?
When I catch myself analyzing it all too much, he patiently reminds me we said we weren’t going to turn any of this into a crazy hair-splitting quest to starve ourselves to thinness in as little time as possible, or to beat ourselves up over numbers on a scale. And no, we weren’t going to count every single calorie we ingest. Instead, it is more to consider that we do have to exercise more consistently and appropriately, and also monitor the types and quantities of food we eat throughout each day to balance everything out. I guess I just need to do all of that while waving my arms about in the air. But, we can already see changes in one another, and that’s fun. Did I say fun? All right, then. Motivating.