So, by the end of the first week of February, I was exhausted already and looking forward to a quiet Saturday night. Renee' suggested I look through recipes while monitoring the ACT and find something new to make. Cooking and recipes... so not my thing but I was willing so I looked....but within abut 15 minutes I knew I was in over my head. I didn't understand the titles of the recipes, let alone most of the ingredients. I really believe the people who write some of these recipes are trying to confuse people like me.... but that's another story.
I told Renee', I feel like an idiot and she just laughed, went with it and said she would help me come up with something. Amazing person, right?? Later that day she sent me a couple of different ideas that were actually fairly simple, I made one and it was actually good! Guess I can confess I'm pretty good at following directions!
The next week was an exhausting one but I was determined to stay on track. Although I could only get to the gym two days that week, I knew if I stayed focused on my nutrition, I would be okay. Imagine my surprise when I stepped on the scale on Valentine's Day (it was a Thursday) and I had lost another 3.5 pounds! My total so far was over 10 in less than a month - Unbelievable! It made the long week much more bearable and allowed me to avoid another plate of cookies staring at me all night. I really think there is something written in a manual somewhere that if you feed people in the education field, they will be happy - I used to love that...not so much anymore!
Making it through the first two weeks of February and sticking to my new lifestyle was a success - it made me proud of myself and gave me another reason to keep moving on this journey - Although I still could never have imagined where it would take me in such a short amount of time :)