Thursday, May 02, 2013
SO I did the Optifast for three weeks and lost 17 pounds. It did jump start body, brain and energy again. I have had to stop because my insurance is changing and I can not swing the added cost of the provider visits. It was quite an experience...I missed food so much- but I think it has reset my way of thinking again and I have now started to transition onto some slimfast/special K protein items, along with no white breads at all and minimal carbs. I will see how this goes. I am tracking again. Moving more. Thinking about everything that is necessary again. Walking some- although my left knee is still not very appreciative. I need to get a new bike.
I feel like a door opened. Not sure if it is the career change, season change...I am SO excited about my new job starting Monday.
I have a friend that used to be our pastor when I was young. He now counsels vs preaching. He wrote a blog today about his need to turn off the negativity of TV, Facebook, etc. He is taking this time to make real phone calls, not listen to the cries about funding, cries about politics....Its about figuring out what is really necessary and what kind of life you want to listen to. I really think I have done something similar in my career change. Previously I was quality and risk- hearing negative things gone wrong on too many occasions. Now I am involved in development of something new and innovative- making healthcare better. I am so excited.
I am finding and feeling my way back to fitness (have to do it very different without running) and eating well (I truly fell prey to a carb/fatty/salty addiction) and my way back to feeling confident again. I hope to stick with it for the long haul- but know it won't be easy and have come to discover that my feelings of failure are not going to get me anywhere.
Take 2, maybe take 3...but I am looking forward- not back!