Saturday, March 27, 2010

My Journey

It's been said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. 
I embarked on a journey, of sorts, about 6 weeks ago.  Because I know that it's Gods desire for me to be a better steward of my body, I sought a doctors help in the area of fitness, wight management and living an overall healthy lifestyle.
I stared out by going to a doctor for a consultation.  together we set a daily calorie goal, talked about the dos and don'ts of getting in better shape.  He also prescribed a wonderful appetite suppressant.
The fist month, I checked in cone a week.  The first week was a bit discouraging.  When I went back to weigh, I had only lost 1 pound!  ONE POUND?  Are you kidding me?  Okay, so once I got over myself, I celebrated that one pound and kept on plugging.  The second week brought a little more success with 3 lbs, then 4, and the last week of the first month brought a 5 pound loss!  whoopee!  13 lbs!  While I was so excited, I knew I'd be slowing down soon.  I've participated in enough "diets" to know the drill- first all the water goes, then....the dreaded FAT! 
The second month, I am to check in every 2 weeks.  This part is killing me!  I sincerely need, er, CRAVE accountability as well as affirmation and encouragement!  At my first 2 week visit, I had lost 4 pounds, for a total of 17.  While I was somewhat bummed, once again God encouraged me to celebrate those 4 pounds gone.  He helped me read that "only 4 pound" mark as "Only three more to 20"!  I go again this Saturday- the day before Easter.  I'm hoping for a really positive result- a real WOOSH, ya know?  However, if there is any loss, I pray that I will listen to God and celebrate!  I might just reach my 20 lb. goal on Saturday!
A big, self imposed barrier to weight loss for me is that I struggle with exercise.  My goal is the get at least 3 work outs in this week.  I was successful in getting 2 work outs in last week. 
So here we go- onward and upward!

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