Monday, April 01, 2013
Today starts my starting all over weight loss and getting fit again program. I've had a series of eye openers and I know I have to do this. A little over 2 yrs ago I was roughly within 15 lbs or so of being at my idea weight. I felt great, had energy, and loved it. Then I was transferred to another store to manage and from there it pretty much went downhill for me. This store is pretty much unhealthy as far as eating right goes. I'm talking daily dunkin doughnuts, and some of the best food makers around as co-workers go. Couple that with the stress of adjusting to working together as a management team and changes, well you can see where that is going. I succumbed to many many iced caramel coffees, Saturday morning doughnuts, along with some great homemade desserts. I think there was many days I could be accused of gluttony. It wasn't a pretty path at all.
The past couple of months have been many visits to the doctor. My blood pressure was out of control, I'm now borderline diabetic, cholestorel is horrific, and my liver is showing signs of stress from the added weight. All because I chose to cave in and just go hog wild. I gained all that lost weight back and then some.
Here's the thing, these visits have opened my eyes and my doctor is awesome as doctors go. She hasn't berated me, but instead has motivated me, counseled me, and is a great supporter. I also found a supporter in God as He has led me to some great reads that offer the courage to know I am strong enough to overcome all this and then some. And I feel compelled to get my healthy lifestyle back because I feel as if he's leading me to something far greater, but to get there I must change myself.
I started 2 weeks ago working to get myself in better shape, but not completely. I have lost 7lbs from it and even brought my diabetic numbers down, and that's promising. But today I chose to completely convert. Before I always had that cheat day. I think for now to make myself stronger I'll forego that to achieve maximum commitment.
One other thing I should mention is I've been 5 days smoke-free. That's with help of a medication my doctor gave me. Mostly to help curb cravings for not only the nicotine but to help with the known munchie attack. It's working because it is keeping my appetite under control.
I'm excited to know that when I go back to doctor in 6 months, I should have dropped some considerable pounds and maybe just maybe I'll be able to be taken off one of the bp pills. That would be nice:)