So, marking this 28th day of my health journey, I'm happy to report that I'm at the lowest weight I've been in the past 3-4 years. It took me nearly 30 days to lose just over five pounds, but at least I've started the journey.
I was surprised to see the scale show .2 lbs less today than it did yesterday. (Not much of a change, but I count every loss. Every ounce lost is another step closer to a pound lost.) The reason I was surprised was because of some choices I made yesterday, like Sun Chips, lightly sweet & salty popcorn, a nibble of a cookie with LOTS of icing, and more. So, it made me happy to know that I could maintain my weight and eat things like that from time to time. I managed the portions well too.
Today, new temptations were introduced...Skittles. I couldn't recall the last time I had eaten Skittles. Apparently my husband is on a Skittles kick, and so he emptied an entire family-size bag of them into a bowl and placed them on our kitchen island. I ate about 10 today. I like the sweetness, but I don't particularly care for the texture/chewiness. Hopefully they won't pose too much temptation for me. However, I'm keenly aware of the possibility and will swiftly tell my husband if it's a hard stop for me to have candy so readily accessible.
I've not worked out at all these past 28 days. That'll change tomorrow. :)
Be open to what comes.