Saturday, July 30, 2011
~*~ Week 7 ~*~
Week 7! The journey to weight loss is not an easy path. There is not a magic pill you can take to help you lose weight. Well, it appeared there USED to be but then they found out that phen fen did damage to your heart! Many people opt for weight loss surgery to help them in the quest to optimal weight. And many don't find that an answer! Believe me, I was OH SO close to opting for this surgery. It certainly was not a option that I took lightly. A lot of thought, prayer and research went into it. Finally I decided that I had to do this without surgery! I want to lose weight but I don't want to compromise the body that I have left! The past 7 weeks have not been without struggles. I have had some stress in my life. And stress is often a calling to find something comforting to eat! Comforting? Hmmmm... only in my head! lol Have to develop habits of health! Some days I open up the refrigerator and there is some goodie just looking out at me and my temptation is to eat it! Not hungry just see something good and it beckons me! HABITS OF HEALTH! My eating does NOT have to control me! I have to control it! Last night I dreamed that I went off my diet and ate things that I shouldn't have. I was relieved when I woke up and found out it was just a dream! I don't need to derail my own success! So getting on the scales this week, I am very happy to announce that I my total loss to date is 36.2 lbs! Thank you, Lord! I have a long road in front of me, but that is ok! I have the tools and the support to be successful! I am changing my habits and my mindset and looking forward to each day and new week! :) My hubby has not been following the exact same plan but I am cooking "cleaner" and healthier and he is reaping the benefits also. He is down 14 lbs since his last diabetes check up in April and his blood levels and cholestrol levels are FANTASTIC! I am really happy for him. He really does not have much weight to lose but he is supportive to me. :) Love you, babe!