As part of my weight loss regimen, I am a member of my local TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter, a support group of other men and women on my same path. Weigh-ins are on Thursday nights and tonight, after my first full week back on program eating plant based I am down 9.2 pounds! Woohoo!!
I know that every week won't be that big of a number, but I am happy for this jump start because it makes me feel GOOD.
The folks at TOPS asked me what my secret was this week. My answer: I just got back to basics...to what I know works. I have come to the conclusion that losing weight is easy for me, but it's my mind that makes it hard.
I heard somewhere that weight loss isn't about perfection - but about the process of embracing my own imperfections. I need to learn to be patient with myself and my body. I know that it will take time for it to respond to the healthy changes I am making.
But this week was a good start.
Until next time, friends,