Saturday, August 20, 2011

10 Weeks behind me!

10 weeks already.... And the past couple of weeks have been mentally difficult for me in my weight loss journey... beginning to get a bit weary and thoughts of wanting foods that really are not the BEST choices for me.  And drinking my water has been a challenge!!!  I mean really!  I try to drink 100 oz a day, 20 of those before I go to work and I just have not been able to do it!  I do drink a lot of water, normally so this should not be a challenge but think it has been that MENTAL thing that I HAVE to!!!  lol  So last night I was pounding my water at the later hours.... and of course was up 5 times, YES, 5 TIMES during the night!  So that is an area that I am committing to prayer!  But the rewards for staying strong and enduring we shown on the scales this morning.  My total weight loss since June 11, is now 48 lbs EVEN!  THANK YOU, LORD, for not letting me get discourage and give into the desires of the flesh!  It is difficult for me to really see the loss because I look at myself everyday... but I can see it.  My ring finger is not all chunky and I can take my ring off and on.  Yes, I was actually thinking before and that is part of the reason for setting weight goals, that I would have to have my wedding band cut off and sized larger!  I really did not want to do that! It was part of my internal battle!!!

I don't want to lose sight of my goals and one of the most important goals is to be able to enjoy my grandchildren.   So in forming that goal, it is important to me to gain a healthy mindset!  Take Shape for Life is the tool that is working for me and I am so thankful to it and to Jenny, my coach!   

One highlight this week:  My youngest granddaughter weighs 49 lbs.  Picking her up makes me realize the "weight" of what I have lost!