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The camo and me!

I know I haven't written in almost a month, but this has been a messy month!  I had to take a trip to the ER because I truly thought I was about to die.  Then I had to go back to the doctor.  Now, I have to go back to the doctor.  Needless to say, I've been on the mend, but I'm slowly but surely getting back to myself.  But, now it's time to battle some allergies.  Dang, pollen!  

Well, you are probably wondering about some things I have tweeted about lately.  I've been calling it #OperationCamo!  Here's the deal - a few weeks ago while I was at the doctor, let's just say the scale disrespected me.  Ok, maybe the scale thought I disrespected it.  I knew I had gained some weight, but I didn't think it was that much.  Talk about a major reality check.  I have a pair of camo pants that I absolutely LOVE!!!  Yes, I love those pants.  What I didn't love is when I tried to zip them.

A pair of pants I could wear comfortably last summer no longer zipped!  LAWD!!!  My heart was broken, but it was then that I decided to do something about it.  If you have followed my on twitter for any amount of time, you will know that I am not concerned so much about the number on the scale.  The number inside the clothes is what matters to me.  Yes, I'm still comfortable in an 18, but I would rather be back down to a 16.  Yes, the camo pants are a 16.  This is what I decided to do....

For the past 2 weeks, I have been doing the modified smoothie challenge.  Why modified?  Well, I have migraines and I have to have something solid to eat.  It's a trigger and I know it.  I've been doing pretty well.  Actually, I'm quite proud of myself.  Solid food wise, I've only been eating 500 to 700 calories a day.  I can tell I have lost inches, but Friday, I will see if the number on the scale has changed.  How can I tell I have lost inches?  Well, another pair of pants that were tight (not cute tight), is now fitting a lot better.  In fact, I'm going to wear them when I have part of my birthday celebration over the weekend.  

Now that I have been going strong for 2 weeks, I am going to modify it again - Monday through Friday, I will be on the diet, but over the weekend, I will add more food.  Also, I'm not eating breads and pastas (even though I do plan on trying a zucchini pasta over the weekend).  

It's all about changing a lifestyle.  I like losing inches and eventually, the weight loss will come.  I just have to be patient.  Until then, I will keep working until I get back into my camo pants and then, I will set another goal.  


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