I’ve been going on this journey for 9 weeks now or 63+ days now. Things have been all over the place for me. Some weeks I kill it and other weeks, it almost kills me. In that time, I’ve managed to lose over 30 pounds and it’s great. I feel good. My sister and mom tell me all the time that I’ve lost weight. On Monday, one of my cousins told me that was visibly thinner. I haven’t confirmed to my mom or any of my cousins that I’ve restarted my weight loss journey. These comments just come out of the blue and they make me feel really great, but I don’t see it. I can’t see the progress I’ve made, yet others do. Shouldn’t I be noticing it by now? When I lost this same amount last year, I saw it, but this time it appears as if the change is invisible only to me.
When I restarted my lifestyle change, I didn’t take any measurements. Thankfully, that didn’t really matter because I still had the ones from this same week last year. With a drop of over 26 pounds in exactly one year (02/05/13-02/05/14), I’ve managed to lose several inches from my body. I honestly don’t see any of this, but there it is. I suppose as more time passes, I’ll start to notice it.
In other news, I ordered some Quest Protein Bars a couple weeks ago. They arrived just a few days ago. I’ve never ordered them before, so I didn’t know what their box looked like. Here’s a look at it:
It’s perfect! I feel like it describes several aspects of this journey exactly as it is. This is a great thing to remember when times get rough for any of us. We control our destinies. We will do what others won’t. We are on a quest and we won’t stop!
As for the protein bars, they’re delicious! I microwave mine for about 15 seconds and then I eat it. It definitely makes it that much better. Better yet, these particular bars (Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough) have 21g of protein and 3g of carb! Pretty good, huh? I would definitely recommend these on flavor alone, but their benefits also add to it. You can get these at your local GNC stores as well. Although a bit pricey, they are definitely worth it. Give one of them a try! If you’ve had them, let me know what you think. What’s your favorite flavor?
Anyway, that’s all for me today. Hope you guys are having a great Thursday!
Until next time,
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