It is the first of May and the end of the Whole 30 diet, although we have decided to continue on. If you know me, you know I am a strong-willed person. Being on this diet was serious business for me - a test of sorts. I wanted to see if I could do it and how it would work for me. If I cheated, then I would not really know. I didn't want to get to the end of the month and think, "I should not have had that ice-cream cone." or something like that. So I stuck as close to the diet as I could. My biggest cheat was a bit of half-n-half at Starbucks in my coffee once. So how did I do? Well, I lost six pounds and an inch everywhere on my measurements (a bit more in my hip/butt/thighs). Not bad. I will continue on. I do have a goal weight or a goal. I would like to go on a bicycle vacation with Toby and be thinner. It is not that I could not ride a bike as far as everyone else - I am an extremely strong person. I would just like to be in better shape. Have you ever been seated on an airplane with an open seat next to you and a fat person comes walking toward that seat? In your mind you probably thought, "Lord, please don't let him sit here." Well, that is the same way people feel when they see me coming on a bicycle - Lord, she will make it? I can make it, but I would like to look better doing it.
It is like that time Jesse's co-ed softball team was short a female. I played a few innings for the team. As I walked out to home plate to bat, the coach looked at me and sympathetically said, "It's okay. Just do your best." as if I could not possibly hit the ball, because I was old and fat. I socked it out to center field - better than any girl on his team.
As for Toby, he lost ten pounds, which is great, but a bit irritating. He cheated more on his diet having a beer now and then. Men and their testosterone! Not fair! Jesse lost about six pounds and cheated a bit too. She is like her father and likes a beer now and then too. When I was her age, if I dieted, I could take the weight off fairly easily. It is much harder these days. But I do want it off, and we will continue on.