My appointment at Kaiser went well. I have lost a total of 1 pound, which is a lot less than I was hoping, but it better than gaining a pound. I recently read all of the comments on the 9news article, and although a few people had to express their "problem" with me being fat and trying to change it, actually amused me. I was laughing the entire time I was reading those. However, the comments from the people cheering me on, THANK YOU SO MUCH. It's things like that, that keep me going on this hard, but worthwhile journey. I appreciate every single on of your comments. So much.
Anyway, I purchased a Shake weight at Target yesterday, after seeing in an article that they were on sale for $20, and let me just tell you, it was well worth it! That gave me the best workout my arms have ever had, even better than lifting weights! I have been making healthier choices, such as eating steamed broccoli, which is my absolute FAVORITE, for a snack after school, rather than chips, cookies, etc. As well as fitting in breakfast as much as I can, at the request of my AMAZING dietitian Stephanie Hancock. She has probably been one of the nicest people I have ever met. If you are having trouble with weight, or would like a chance to change your lifestyle, GO SEE STEPHANIE. or take one of her worthwhile classes, over at the Kaiser on Alameda. She is such a blessing, and will do everything in her power to help you.
Many other good things have made their way into my life, along with this new year. My attitude has been better, due to my choices, and life doesn't seem so bad, when bad isn't the only emotion you feel. Another tip I have for the week, is to keep track of a food journal. Write down everything you eat and drink in a day (yes, even the bad things) and look back and try to find a pattern. If you realize all that you intake, it might want to make you change everything you eat on a day to day basis. I've been doing it for a couple days now, and when I am fully aware of everything I am eating and drinking, it makes me stop and think about it before I eat it.
None of the things I am doing are making loosing weight any easier, however, when I picture myself skinny, it makes me want to do everything in my power to achieve my goal. And I know I mention it almost every post, but watch the MTV show "I used to be fat". I watch every single episode, and It completely inspires me to the point of tears every time. As for the people that continue to read my blog, if there is any way I could get a hold of a way to contact the first girl on " I used to be fat", Gabby, I would be so appreciative. She has been in the back of my mind, as well as my inspiration for everything so far. And I would like to let her know how much she has affected me. Please, and thank you. Have a great week!♥