March #SOLC Day 5
I heard this morning on the news that McDonald’ has a s new menu. Free range chicken and no antibiotics in the chicken and cow feed. The minute I saw those yellow arches with the words “Breaking News” scrolling below them on the TV I thought, Uh-oh. Is McDonald’s going out of business? Well, of course it wasn’t that serious, but let’s face it – I haven’t been my typical loyal McDonald’s customer for a solid 8 months now. And, without my hard-earned dollars constantly flowing through that grease pit, I mean restaurant, what else could the business do, but tank?
I am starting this years slicing challenge 16 pounds lighter. I never thought I could do it. At my old age how could I possibly embark on a weight less program that would make a lick of difference? What a defeatist attitude, right? The lack of faith I had in myself was probably my biggest hurdle. I had bigger problems than my weight if I didn’t believe that I could change the path on which I was traveling.
My weight loss journey finally began last summer. I wish that I could say that it happened because I gained a newfound confidence in myself. That I woke up and told myself this is the day I am going to change everything! And on that day I began eating healthier and exercising everyday. Nope. Not how it how it went down. Instead, my new way of life was forced into gear by a series of surgeries my friend underwent in June. First surgery: 9 hours. Second surgery: 3 hours. Third surgery: 2.5 hours. After that many surgeries my dear friend was just not eating much. As a result, I followed suit. Together we decided we could do this – that it was worth it and it was possible.
Ten months later things are going well. Of course I’ve hit the infamous plateau that I’ve heard so much about, but that’s probably because I don’t exercise. I’ve heard that’s important.