Total Weight Loss 23 lbs.
I can’t believe it’s been over two months since I last wrote about this journey. No I haven’t given up. Although sometimes, I feel like I’m going nowhere.
It is a slow process to be sure. But I have gone down another dress size. So celebration in that. Plus I’m doing a solid half hour- to 45 minutes workout on the Just Sweat (Wii) every morning. It’s equivalent to a forty-minute jog. My plan is to start jogging for real soon. I also want to get a bicycle. WW recommends mixing up the exercise. Guess the body gets bored with the same old, same old, too, and just doesn't want to shed the weight.
Besides, I wake up with those songs rattling in my head!
I throw in the walking around the store, housework and doing the Wii Golf or Wii Bowling. Sometimes I go for a walk.
I’ve discovered I have a Vitamin B12 deficiency which was the reason I felt so fatigued and “foggy,” I have to have shots once a week for nine weeks and then probably once a month if my levels come back up. Otherwise, I’m really in good health. Don’t know what caused the problem…but doc says it’s probably auto-immune related.
At the end of the month we talked about what keeps us going. For some in was the positive results: feeling better, looking better, more energy. We also talked about how much easier it was to remain active in warmer weather. One reason I’m glad I moved to Florida.
Gurus also suggest that with increased activity don’t simply add on a lot of extra food…rather go for more protein in your weekly counts. I can do that. I crave protein a lot. Also with increased activity one should drink more fluids. It seems that the more good you do for yourself, for your health and well-being, the more you need to continue and do even more.
On April 9th meeting we talked about how to determine if an indulgence is worth cashing in our extra points. Asking ourselves, “Is it worth it?” I am learning to apply a ten minute rule when I feel a craving. I try to distract myself with something else. If I still think I want it after ten minutes, perhaps I should.
The wonder of Weight Watchers is that all things are permissible but not all things are expedient. It’s okay to enjoy good and tasty things. So what techniques to we need to develop to have our cake and eat it too?
Take smaller portions of desired items. For some, though, this might prove dangerous. Like a Lay Potato Chip…can’t eat just one. Since I began this journey, though, I am amazed at how much smaller my portions are on everything. How I can get by with so much less and feel satisfied.
Through the last several months God has given me scriptures to remind me that this is more than a physical journey. My being overweight, for me, is a realization that I have not trusted God completely. My prayer is that I will seek less comfort from indulgences and more comfort from the Lord who loves me, and wants all things to work together for my good.
I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
New King James Version (NKJV)
For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—
New King James Version (NKJV)
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us...