Week ending: May 7th
Starting weight: 216.2
Ending weight: 217.2
Overall weight loss: +1 pound
Overall emotions: Excitement, Overwhelm, Frustration
The first week in and I’m up a pound.
Technically I’m in my fifth month of messing up, but I was really hoping my first recorded week would get things off to a great start. Over the course of the week I lost five pounds and gained six for a net of one pound gained. Typically I weigh every day and don’t look at my weight trends. Looking at my weight in terms of weeks instead of days was a huge mindset shift. It’s helping me see the bigger picture and not be as down about gaining five pounds in such a short time – I mean, hey, it’s only one pound overall, right?
What Went Well
Actually getting started. Sometimes just getting started can be the biggest obstacle. I made an EFT Tapping video to go along with this and the script is further down this post. EFT is a great way to reprogram your mind and let go of limiting beliefs that can cause self sabotage. Here’s a basic overview of what EFT is.
Prepping some key foods at the beginning of the week really helped later in the week. Things weren’t perfect, but they were a heck of a lot better than they could’ve been. Chopping cabbage, cooking a large pot roast to freeze in portions, and making cassava flour wraps took me a short amount of time and made it so I turned to those instead of eating out.
I remembered that food that’s good for me does actually taste REALLY good. I think with food sensitivities, and just in general because of the additives in food, it’s easy to think that eating healthy isn’t going to taste good. It does though! If you’re trudging through gross foods, STOP!! There are so many delicious recipes out there. Be on the lookout for a monthly recipe round up and share your favorites in the comments for a chance to have them featured.
What Didn’t Go Well
I started the week off with a day of Domino’s Pizza, and ended up with horrible bloat and heartburn.
I got discouraged by my before pictures.
I had one day of having to stay in bed. I woke up fine, went outside to play with my girls, came in to make my cassava wraps and suddenly I couldn’t see straight and my head started pounding. My husband tried massaging my back for me, but I screamed like I was dying. My entire body was so tight that any amount of touch was excruciating. I had to go lay down and couldn’t get comfortable. I took some Motrin and was able to fall asleep for 5 minutes before waking up to overwhelming nausea. I ended up throwing up and was able to sleep for a couple of hours. I had to take another Motrin, used my FaceBlaster, and I was finally able to get some movement in my back. My hips popped into place and then I used my neck massager, which must have helped because I turned my neck to a delightfully loud, hard crack and my head pressure was finally gone.
What I Plan to do Next Week
I’d like to focus on green smoothies, broth, meat, and veggies this week. Just bring it back to the basics and let my body have a break.
My goal is to do EFT tapping at least three times this week.
I love T-Tapp workouts and am making it my goal to do at least two this week. Bring on week two!
What part of getting healthy do you find the hardest?
Tapping script for the week:
Even though I feel like I’m wasting my time, I thoroughly and completely love myself.
Even though I don’t think this diet will work, I thoroughly and completely love myself.
Even though I’m resistant to start taking care of my body, I thoroughly and completely love myself.
Even though I don’t see how this time will be different, I thoroughly and completely love myself.
Why is this time any different?
I’ve started diets in the past.
I always eventually give up.
Maybe I don’t see results fast enough.
Maybe I feel deprived.
Maybe I think I’m just destined to be unhealthy.
I have a lot of emotions when it comes to getting healthy.
I know what I’m supposed to do.
But even that isn’t enough and I feel guilty.
I just don’t have the willpower to succeed.
It’s hard work being healthy.
I just don’t have the time to commit.
Things always end up going back to the way they always are.
I’m choosing to rewrite this now
Letting go of all these emotions surrounding losing weight
Letting go of everything holding me back from being healthy
This time is different
I know setbacks don’t have to equal destruction
This time I’m nourishing myself
I’m taking care of myself on a deeper level
I’m releasing everything holding me back
My body is strong and ready to be healthy
I am excited to see healthy changes in my body
I will trust my body’s pace
I’ve got this
I believe in myself
I am gentle and patient with myself
Return to the top of the head as you take a deep breath, sealing in your intentions.