Monday, September 5, 2011

New Normal?

This is strange.  The other day I woke up feeling good and full of much so that I WANTED to clean the house.  And it happened again today!

For the past seven weeks I've gone through some peaks and valleys physically.  My energy level has on many occasions been lower than my normal state of lethargy.  I assumed that my body was "adjusting" to my new way of eating.  It was screaming, "What are you doing to me?  Where are my little powdered sugar donuts?!?  How do expect me to survive on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins?!?!  For heaven's sake stop moving around so much and sit down!!"

I like this waking up, eyes wide open (and not one thought of needing toothpicks to keep them that way) and feeling ready to do whatever needs to be done.  I'm hoping this is a glimpse of what's to come and what I've heard other people talk about who have lost weight...lots of energy!  Feeling good, WANTING to do things I need to do, is SO MUCH BETTER than how I used to feel--dragging myself around between naps and feedings. 

Gotta run!


  1. Good for you. I am still at the point where I wake It is better now that my doctor has finally switched up my meds. Hang in there, you are doing great.

  2. Hi Cindy,
    Stacye sent my your blog info (somehow I missed it on FB, but then I'm so busy that I miss a lot of days). Anyway, I just went back to WW for the 4th time last February and have met all my goals: 1st, get back to goal weight; 2nd, lose 20 lbs; and 3rd, get 5 lbs below goal. Now I'm on maintenance and it's not as easy as the weight loss was. But this time I'm sticking with the weekly meetings and weigh-ins because that's where I've always gone wrong in the past... trying to stay with the program on my own. I'm so proud of you for the decision to give it another try and choosing the best plan out there because it teaches you a lifestyle and not just a diet plan. Keep up the good work and I'll be following along on your journey!
    God bless! Jill Cawthon

  3. Thanks, Jill and Dianna, for your words of support. Jill, I'm so glad to hear that WW is working for you. I know what you mean about trying to do it on your own. That has been my mantra! But I found out I just don't have that much strength. I need others, and especially God, to get through this. Thanks for being there!

  4. I love the cartoon! And your new energy! I hear it every time we talk on the phone. Even on days when you are a little tired, I still hear a perky sound in your voice. I am in awe of your new energy, your new life and your new discipline. Obedience truly seems to have become a blessing rather than a burden for you. Praise God who makes us strong in our weakness! I am continuing to pray for you, my Energizer Bunny sister!
    Your sister


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