Transformation Day 2012: Update for 09/12/11

public domain image of a butterflyFifty days in and I’m still satisfied with my progress toward my Transformation Day 2012 goal.  When I set the goal, I knew it would be a lofty one.  I don’t lose weight quickly at all, so the trick is to stay positive and make progress every day.  I’m doing that, even if the scale doesn’t always reflect it.

This morning, I weighed in at 264.6 pounds.  That’s 14.2 pounds lost since July 25, 2011.  As I look back over the past seven weeks, I can see that a lot of things have changed, but I can also see that many more things still need changing.  I think I’m ready to start letting go ofthe Pepsi Max.  That’ll help the budget, and it’ll certainly help my health.  I’m also ready to make a better effort with veggies.  I’ll get back to eating a lot of broccoli, my favorite veggie super-food!

Although my preparedness goal is weight loss, of course I’m continuing to make progress in other matters of preparedness.  I got some dehydrated broccoli dices from Emergency Essentials along with some Provident Pantry Freeze-Dried Cauliflower Pearls.  I was amazed at how good those veggies taste.  If it weren’t for some concern I have over my thyroid, I’d eat those veggies straight out of the can!

I haven’t had the chance to experiment much with the veggies though.  The first day that I tried them, I just rehydrated them in almost-boiling water and enjoyed them with some butter.  I’ll be trying to make a pizza crust with the cauliflower, and I’ll try to make some broccoli soup with the dehydrated broccoli.  I’ll also be on the lookout for some sort of freeze-dried veggie that’ll add a good crunch to my salads.  I LOVE french-fried onions on my salad, but they contain wheat, and I’m not willing to go there.

The epiphany that I had weeks ago — the one that told me to think only about today and think only about what I can control TODAY — seems to be holding true more so than ever now.  My weight has been all over the place for the last two weeks — as low as 263.2 and as high as 267 — but rather than get discouraged and give up, I’m staying the course.  It isn’t as easy as it was just a few short weeks ago, but it’s easier than being miserable, and it’s a lot more satisfying too.

I wish peace and success to all of you who’re prepping, making positive changes in your life, and refusing to just sit down and settle.  It’s not always easy, but there’s nothing better than the sense of accomplishment that one feels after working hard to get a job done!

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