So far I think things are going surprisingly well!

Avoiding junk food hasn’t been too bad … I think mostly because I’ve affirmed to myself that this is something that I just have to do, which is making it easier to steer clear of Dominos and Taco Bell and everywhere else that I normally go to avoid actually preparing my own food.

I’ve also basically convinced myself that I’m just not doing Halloween candy this year, which admittedly is more superfluous anyways. If I’ve already taken the steps to give up chips and pizza, saying no candy, too, really isn’t that big of a blip! 😉

Anyways, so far I’ve averaged about 1,000 – 1,200 calories per day, which is a lot less than I normally eat but as far as I can tell still an acceptable minimum as far as not starving oneself is concerned.

I also got in walks with the family for two of those days, so that’s a nice bonus. I still want to try to get in some yoga on the WiiFit today because I didn’t get around to it yesterday.

For my efforts thus far, the scale when I got up today said that I was down about 4 pounds!!! I’m trying not to get too caught up in the numbers because I know they’re going to fluctuate and water weight can be a quick loss when you’re first starting out, but it’s still encouraging to see the number going down after so many big changes to my diet all at once…


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