My scale broke. Well, ok the battery died and I dont know where oh where to get a replacement. I honestly kept frantically looking and couldn't find one. I think it was God's way of telling me to focus on what mattered and that was NOT my weight. I had to quit on quite possibly the only diet that was working because it was making my milk supply PLUMMET. Now sadly, my supply is such a mess that I have to supplement with 1-2 bottles of formula a day... and it looks like we're workin our way up to more.
ANYWAY... I went back to eating normally but applying principles of the diet to my daily life (which is what any good diet does- teaches good eating habits). Basically the gist of it is to eat high fiber fruits and veggies, have starches in small quantities, fill up on lean proteins and veggies, and eat small meals often. You'd be surprised how MUCH you can eat when it's GOOD FOR YOU FOOD! Also, I am applying the concept of drinking a lot of water and not eating too much salt or eating past 8. It really works!
All my old work pants fit.... everything but my old jeans! My hips still need to shrink a little and my self definitely needs some toning (seriously I'm not being nitpicky... I really do).
Sunday I had weighed myself with a scale at the gym and I was 2 pounds away from my normal weight. Prior to my scale breaking, I had 8 pounds to go. That means without thinking about it, without intentionally TRYING, I lost weight.
This definitely motivates me to keep going. While I only have time to hit the gym maybe 2-3 times a week, I am trying to be smarter and keep working.