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!