So, way back when I started this blog, one of my very first comments was "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired".
I put that on the side bar of my blog....over there>>>>>>>>> just as a reminder to myself of why I'm doing this.
I'm not to my goal yet, but I'm on my way.
And I feel better. All over.
Going up the steps is easier. Getting up in the morning is easier. Staying on my feet at work is easier.
I'm no longer getting the 2pm sleepies every afternoon while my lunch digests (unlike before, when the hi-carb lunches would make me crash every afternoon)
I'm no longer getting the headrushes and weird dizziness after drinking 32 ounces of McDonald's sweet tea for lunch.
My digestive system has settled down into a fairly normal routine, albeit less often. Which beats the heck out of the wildly swinging pendulum I used to experience, where it went from one extreme to the other.
And "going" is non-eventful, as opposed to "crampy, painful, and urgent", or "crampy, painful, and difficult". (Hubby was beginning to nag me about seeing the doc cuz he kept insisting that my bathroom visits weren't normal. In retrospect, I'd gotten used to having an upset stomach on a fairly regular basis. Now that I am eating healthier food in healthy proportions, I rarely, if ever, have a stomach ache.
I'm getting quite used to eating less. Cravings are getting less frequent. And it feels good.