Sunday, November 13, 2011

Weigh Day - 34.2 pounds gone!

Okay, I haven't really had it with dieting.

But I did lose two pounds last week, after all the ups and downs!

There's this dress that I'm trying to fit into.  When I bought it, it was WAY too small.  Now it ALMOST fits.  I'm enjoying (on alternate Tuesdays) feeling smaller.  But most of the time, I'm just plodding along, taking one day at a time and trying to stay focused.

I can honestly say that I Do Not Want to go back to eating and living the way I used to.  However...sometimes the old lifestyle beckons.  It's a fading, distant voice, but it's still hanging around. I  guess this is to be expected.  You don't change 30 or 40 years of eating habits overnight, or even in a few months.

If I happen to get bored, I start thinking about eating.  Like, you know, it's something to do.  So if I find myself standing in front of an open fridge or pantry and my eyes are kinda glazed over, I know I need to get busy doing something productive. 

I calculated that if I continue to lose at the rate I've been losing (about a pound and half a week), I will reach my goal by my birthday in March of 2013!  That seems like a long time away.  But, since I'm going for a lifestyle change and not just dieting, who cares?  The plan is to keep doing what I'm doing from NOW ON.  And anyway, maybe I'll be happy at a higher weight than my current goal.  How would I know?  I haven't been anywhere close to a healthy weight for over 26 years. 

Forgive me for rambling.  I'm so grateful to not be going through this alone.  I'm so grateful to have my friends cheering me along.  I'm so grateful to know that the Lord is watching over me and guiding me.  This is not an easy road.  Fortunately, EASY is not what I'm going for.  EASY isn't the goal, or even the promise.  I'm pretty sure the promise is, "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NKJ)

Peace be with you, my friends.


  1. Oh, Cindy, I NEEDED to be reminded of that verse!! It is so easy to get discouraged with all the bad news these days... I needed to be reminded that God IS in control and HAS overcome "the world." Thanks for the lift today!

    Blessings! Jill

  2. Wonderful! Congratulations! I was waiting and waiting and waiting for your post over the weekend. Joy for your good news! I think 3-31-13 is a perfect goal date!

    I love the wording of the King James, "Be of good cheer" my Bible study professor says, "Sometimes you just can't beat King Jimmy!"

    Happy MOnday and happy the rest of your new life!

    Love you,
    Your sister


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