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Day 1 of many, many, many!

Hello everybody! Here I am … so … as you know (if you’ve read my previous posts) I decided to give the Fast Metabolism Diet by Haylie Pomroy a try! The Fast Metabolism Diet, as I probably already explained before, is a plan that consists of 3 phases that you have to repeat until you complete 28 days to heal your metabolism and in consequence reach your desired weight goal… of course if your metabolism is more damaged and/or have way more weight to lose then you just “rinse and repeat” pretty much… so you do the plan again for 28 more days and again and again if necessary…. So… having 28 days to go through was cool… you know? I like to set goals for myself, etc… But I guess I have other issues to deal with (like sabotaging myself and fear of success) … day 25 proved harder than I thought… being so close to day 28 added extra stress for me and it seemed (for some reason) unbearable! it was such a weird feeling “being so close” to the end of the 28 days made me feel so anxious and made it feel too far!!! Phase 2 is the hardest of the 3 phases and for me Phase 2 is always on Wednesdays and Thursdays … so … that Thursday I decided to just skip Phase 2 and move on to Phase 3 … So I pretty much didn’t finish strong, as Phases shouldn’t be skipped at all! I still lost 4 pounds on my 28 days which is not a lot by any sense of the imagination, especially on this plan where most people seem to just LITERALLY DROP the pounds right away! But for me is a huge accomplishment since the scale has been really mean to me for a long time no matter what I did… losing 4 pounds definitely means a lot and is a first step on the right direction… So… I decided to continue with the FMD until I reach my weight goals BUT this time I decided to forget about the “28 day” thing and just know that this is going to be a loooooong journey which I will only be able to go through ONE DAY AT A TIME…. So… I ripped my calendar and it feels good to not have a “set date” (for me) … I guess it’s all about finding out what works for yourself and having a specific date, for me, was too much pressure and added feelings of failure and disappointment to reach a date where I was supposed to lose up to 20 pounds and made my accomplishment look like “nothing”…

So… on other news and with a new found sense of accomplishment… I have decided to give myself some credit… Today I celebrate that “I am HERE!” 🙂 Many would’ve given up by now… and I’ve decided to celebrate the fact that I am not where I started 2 1/2 years ago! I’ve had bumps (big ones) on this road, I’ve shed pounds and I’ve shed tears (mostly tears than pounds) but I haven’t quit! I am still lighter than when I started… and still fighting…  I haven’t lost all hope and I know there’s no going back to “not caring” 🙂 I CARE! 😀

So… yes… 🙂 Lots to feel proud of 😀

The Thin Lady Inside

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6 thoughts on “Day 1 of many, many, many!

  1. Awesome that you are continuing on FMD. And focusing on the positives will keep the stress levels down just like Haylie says! Can’t wait to hear more about your success. Keep it up!

  2. Yes! You should absolutely be celebrating how far you’ve come, how much you’ve learned, and most importantly how strong and dedicated you are.
    I think the plan is worth another 28 days of effort. But good for you for taking the calendar down! Gotta get rid of those things that might sabotage you.
    Thanks for the update! I think of you often and always wonder how you’re doing! 🙂

    • Thanks shadow! I sure am doing great… I’ve even found new motivation to bake again! I’ve been baking with great ingredients and just for my family… honey is my sweetener of choice for them and of course I don’t bake as often because I still want them to enjoy desserts in moderation 🙂

  3. Thank you for saying … “I haven’t quit” … so many times in the last year I’ve wanted to quit and give up and crawl inside my hole and not run another step or worry about my weight. But knowing that you are not giving up helps me to not give up too. Thank you !!!!!

    • We have not quit Dave! It sure has been tempting, sometimes we might even have “tried to quit” but then we come back to our senses and here we are! Still in the fight! I know I have thought about crawling under a rock too… and lies in my head have told me that “not caring wasn’t that bad and it sure was easier” but we know THE TRUTH and I for sure know that going back would probably mean my demise… I am not sure I would find the strength to try again… so I’d better not let go! Even if I am just holding by the teeth! 🙂 We can do it!

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