I asked my Mother while grocery shopping yesterday if she could tell ANY difference since the beginning of the year.
She looked at me and slowly shook her head, "NO."
"But, my pants are looser", I said. "My shirts aren't as tight", I softly said.
Still, "I can't tell any difference. You look the same to me."
So I simply sighed and turned back to putting my groceries up to be scanned.
I guess I was hoping that she would say, "You sure do. Wow, you really look different."
Too soon, I guess.
I will admit I was more than a bit disheartened. Yet, I discovered that deep down inside I have found an endurance that will not allow me to quit. My patience may be tested because I haven't lost as fast as I wish BUT
While my body isn't changing as fast as I wish, my food choices have quickly changed. I now eat chicken and tuna as my choice of meat. Rarely now, do I have beef. I grew up a beef and potato gal but I'm changing. This is fairly easily accomplished at home. Not so easily accomplished eating out. I have to say that while I'm getting used to not eating out, I miss it. But, I have to be confident in what I'm eating, in what I choose to eat before I allow myself the temptation of restaurant choices.
This year I am hoping my body will have a marvelous transformation
Like what you would find in nature.
Such as what we see as an icky caterpillar (Marbled White Caterpillar)
Will eventually become transformed into the beautiful butterfly(Marbled White Butterfly)
I have faith that I will accomplish this.
Changes? Not recognizable yet, but eventually this icky caterpillar will be the most beautiful butterfly. And the warmth of the sun will allow me to spread out my wings and soar.