Monday, April 04, 2011

Yesterday was day one of my biggest step ever in my journey toward a healthy weight. I have said over and over through the years that I was really going to do this, to get healthy, and loose this weight, but I always, let me repeat ALWAYS fall back into my old routines... self medication in the form of emotional eating... giving in to my food (CHOCOLATE) addiction with full abandon and letting myself get completely off track. With all that said.... I have been on an amazing journey with God this year. It started with a decision my DH and I made to "fast" from Television for most of January.. We spend extra time together, and extra time with God and lots of time in prayer. I have been on this journey since last year, but feel like God really opened my eyes in January and has been preparing my heart for some big changes. I have also been reading "Made to Crave" which is really speaking to my heart about turning to God in times of craving. We both (DH and I) not only want to loose, but need to loose weight. And the time is now! God really blessed us by opening many doors leading to a chance to work with a company called Physicians for Living. (SLC, UT) www.physicianforliving.c
We met with Dr. Larsen for the first time on March 25th 2011, and after much prayer, we decided to both join his program. We had our first appointment last Friday (4/1/11). Dr. Larsen and the amazing people in his office ran tests, weighed us in, gave us a sugar free, low glycemic (low carb) meal plan along with a workout plan, and set us on the right track. I have to admit that yesterday (day 1) was tough... I skipped my morning coffee (due to fat and sugar I put in it to make it yummy) and had a headache most of the day (not sure if it was coffee, sugar, or carb withdrawal)! I am so proud of myself, despite a throbbing headache, a buffet of yummy foods at church yesterday, and cheesecake at my mothers house last night... I managed to make it though DAY ONE of my REAL DEAL, NO PLAYING AROUND diet with flying colors!! Yay GOD! I have learned to truly lean on Him and pray when I am feeling weak. I feel more optimistic than I think I ever have... it is soo exciting, and so scary at the same time.... if you read this, keep me in your prayers, and if you want to be in my prayers, post a comment!
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