Actually, 13 down..... but when I was 10 down I was under the weather and horribly unattractive, so what do ya do? You take the photos later, that's what!!! Here's the story on this lacy skirt: Jason gave it to me for Christmas, I wore it once while it was still obviously too small and swore I would wear it..... someday. Today. Yay!!!!
After the first month of losing a whole 3 pounds I threw my first plan in the garbage and after a minute or two of self-loathing because I just couldn't lose weight I started trying other things. That's the ticket right there: If what you're doing isn't working, do something else!!!!! And do it after a week, not a month.
After a few other things didn't work so great I read Tom Venuto's book, Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle, and things started clicking. Now I'm no longer "on a diet"—I just choose to eat healthy, I choose to take note of what exactly I am putting between my lips, I choose to eat only whole grains and as much raw fruits/vegetables as possible, I choose to exercise daily, I choose to be in control..... I choose to lose weight. I don't tell my self "Absolutely NO sweets" or "I can NEVER eat anything I ever loved again" because I know myself and that will just lead to a massive breakdown and several steps back in the wrong direction. So once a week I can have something extra sweet and delectable and every day I can have a little square of dark chocolate if I want it and I'm happy with that.
It's very hard to try to eat as few fatty calories as possible when I have a husband who has CF and therefore he needs as many calories and as much fatty food as possible. This is the biggest obstacle, but I'm working on it and I hope I get it figured out real good at some point, but for right now I'm still learning.
Here are some side-by-sides from the start to now. The next ten will come much quicker and I can hardly wait!!!