I got serious about my weight again in January. I joined the BLC Spark Team and joined The Daniel Plan group at my church. Here is my picture in early January:
I started eating real food and MUCH less processed food. I got off of sugar by January 8th, then removed sugar substitutes by January 28th. One of the things I remember about the Daniel Plan was this quote: It is grows on a plant eat it, if it is processed in a plant, don't. Simple, Huh? Until you try to stick to that. So it was a learning curve for me to chose fresh fruits and vegetables. Here I am the last day of May:
And here is the proof on the scale:
Also, we went to Stone Mountain a week ago and my husband snapped this photo:
So, I have 6 more pounds until I reach my goal weight. It is enough motivation to be this successful to keep on making the Spark choice!
I had a doctor's appointment this morning: fasting blood work to check cholesterol levels and a check up since I hadn't seen the doctor since last fall.
I lost 21 pounds since my last visit. The doctor told me to keep up the good work and to lose another 7 or 8 pounds.
He cautioned me to stay with the plan even on maintenance; he said not to just go back to eating all the junk food, that keeping it off is just as important as losing the weight.
I'm feeling good about the weight loss! He asked me if I needed any refills for medication other than my cholesterol med. I reminded him I wasn't on any other medications.
Spark People has really helped me maintain a healthy lifestyle!
May 31st - End this great month with skydiving! It was great fun, although I was a bit nervous as our plane climbed higher- to 14,000 feet. I am so glad that through this healthy eating plan and my exercise that I am in good shape so I can participate in these fun events.
We had to WRITE down our weight - since I lost 19 pounds this year, it didn't hurt nearly as bad! Also, we had to zip up a snug fitting jump suit. I had a second of panic when it got to my hips/abdomen area - but "Ta Da" that zipper went up without a struggle!
So, i felt accomplished when I fit in the jump suit and successfully completed my skydive!
My last blog was about my husband's accident with the tractor. He ended up with a fractured orbital (eye socket). We saw the surgeon yesterday since the swelling has gone down. It is healing nicely and he won't need surgery. We are so thrilled. He still looks rough and the eye has the consistency of red jello. (Yuck). However, it will continue to clear up and the fracture should heal on its own.
Praise God for His faithfulness!
My DH had a bad accident yesterday on the Kubota tracker. It turned over with him on it. He tried to jump out of the way but a part of it came down and smacked him on the left side of his face. He has a fractured orbital bone (eye socket) and we see a surgeon next week to see about getting a plate inserted to support his eye. The swelling needs to go down first. We went to our local ER at 2 in the afternoon, after 5 hours he was transported by ambulance to Callahan Eye Foundation at UAB.
We got home after midnight so we are trying to chill out! The good news is:
1. I stayed on my eating plan, grabbed an apple and banana on the way to the hospital. Then friends brought me a salad from Burger King. I picked off half of the bleu cheese and really enjoyed it. (And lost 1 pound this week)!
2. God is faithful and answered prayers. John is not in a great deal of pain. I'm praying for a good report when we see the surgeon. I'm praying he will say John doesn't need the surgery, that everything is healing well. But, if God's will is to use doctors and surgery for healing we are ok with that too! We are blessed to be near such a great facility and have top-notch doctors available.