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Another Month And Two Milestones Reached!

on September 3, 2012

Well, the beginning of September marks the end of four months on my diet, and I’m pleased to announce that I have reached two milestones this past month.

Not only have I continued to lose weight on my own  (while not going to the actual clinic for the shots), I reached the blessed 50 lbs down mark…not only that, but I am now in the one hundreds!! Actually, as of this posting, I’m down 53 lbs!!

More milestones include being able to get into clothes from my closet that were too small for me to get on before, and knowing that there are still more in there for me to get on when I finally reach my goal weight.

I can’t say that I haven’t cheated because I have. But they’ve been cheats that at the next meal, I could just take something else away. I’ve also learned when I’m full, therefore even if I have a cheat day, I know when to stop. When I reached 50 lbs, I had an extra “congratulatory” soft taco as my treat.

Staying on a too strict of a diet can cause your body to want to hold onto the fat. Tricking it with some not-as-healthy-for-you foods once in a while is actually good. I’ve cheated and still lost weight. It’s just a matter of knowing when to stop. That’s the key.

I took a 50 lbs down picture, but I don’t like it. I’ve never taken a great picture and when my daughter took it, it looked stupid. Maybe another one another time. So, for now, no pics. Maybe at my next milestone.

BTW, I’ve officially made it to the halfway mark of where I want to be when I’m finished with this whole diet business. It’s been a slow-go, but I feel well…and that’s the most important thing!

16 responses to “Another Month And Two Milestones Reached!

  1. donna says:

    good for you lady starting tomorrow I am going to start my diet again and hopefully join you

  2. Congratulations. I swim 1/2 a mile everyday or walk 3 miles or ride my bike 6 miles but it never makes a difference. I think I’ll have a cupcake.

  3. Beth Muscat says:

    It’s the cupcakes…ixnay on the cupcakes…and all the carby foods…then maybe it will come off…but, I’m sure you’re perfect just the way you are…!!

  4. conspiracyqueen says:

    Proud of you. Yay!

    Hugs and dark chocolate,

    I eat one piece a day. That’s it. At one time I weighed 180 lbs. I now weigh 135. I’ve stayed this weight for almost 20 years now.

    • Beth Muscat says:

      Thank you…
      I’ve been up and down my whole adult life…This time, I think I’ll make it…I’m doing it on my own…I know what I can and cannot have…and I think if it takes me the year, eating the way I am, by next May, I should be able to control myself. I haven’t the cravings I once had. Oh, and I also eat a chocolate protein bar every morning. So good!!

  5. I’m starting the South Beach Heart Program. I suck at dieting, but I’d suck more at being dead. I think.

  6. Mari Collier says:

    Congratulations! You are doing it the right way. A treat when you reach a goal is a good thing, and, yes, I think you are right. It tricks the body. Listening to your body when it tells you it is full is wise. Keep at it and you will be at your goal!

  7. Congrats, Beth!!! You are so inspiring.

  8. DM Yates says:

    Beth, how wonderful! Isn’t it a great feeling when you can pull an older clothing item that you really liked out of your closet and wear it?

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