Thursday, June 9, 2011
And the Journey begins......
The journey to optiminal health! My "goodies" arrived and I quickly unpacked them and put the away in the pantry for easy access and organization. :) How did the dog get in there? He was feeling a little neglected as I unpacked the box and organized it. And then the reading! Along with the medifast system comes some very excellent reading. Dr. A's Habits of Health. You see, I have chosen NOT to diet but to change my lifestyle. I have chosen to take the path to optiminal health. I am 60 years old and I have never been a Barbie doll and have no desires or fantasy of being there. I do however desire to feel comfortable in the body that God has given me. Losing weight it difficult when we HAVE to do it. We don't have to smoke. We don't have to drink alcohol. These are choices that we make in life. But eating is mandatory to stay alive. So in order to eat to live rather than live to eat, we need to make choices and create habits that help us choose to be healthy. My Medifast journey begins Saturday but my journey to optimal health has already begun. I am down 3 pounds to start. That isn't much yet but it is the beginning and that 3 pounds have taken 12 pounds of pressure off my painful osteoarthritic knees! So ALLELUIA and I continue on! I think the most exciting thing for me is to read and really think about how different foods react and help our bodies to function properly. :)