Woot! I was so encouraged to weigh this morning and discover I'm down 3 pounds on Day 2...awesome start that will keep me going. I know I won't lose 3 lbs. every day (wouldn't that be nice?), but I was only expecting 2 lbs. for the first day so that extra pound was a real treat.
I have the joy of being retired, so I usually don't get up real early. I tend to be a night owl, not a morning person. But I was actually anxious to arise this morning as soon as I woke up for two reasons: first, to weigh myself, and second, I knew the sooner I got up the sooner I could have breakfast! Ha! I admit being hungry when I went to sleep last night, and I feel hungry now as I sip my hot water with lemon. I take a thyroid medication that has to be taken on an empty stomach in the morning and I can't eat anything for an hour. I'm blogging to kill the time!
A visual aid I'm using is an idea I got from Pinterest. I have two small, clear vases on a bathroom shelf. In one there are 40 colored glass stones (the kind you buy for decorating), one for every pound I have to lose. It's tied with a pretty ribbon and a tag that says "Pounds to Go" - and another vase next to it is labeled "Pounds Lost." It has 3 shiny glass stones in it this morning! As you lose weight, move the stones from one vase to the other and hopefully all the stones get transferred. : ) I got my vases and glass stones from Dollar Tree, so it cost just $3.