It’s been a crazy busy week but a good one. Just wanted to do a quick post to fill in everybody on the progress of this weight loss journey I’m on. I didn’t blog last week but my weigh in was 172.2 (loss of .8). A little smaller number than usual but I was still happy with it. So far, I’ve not gained or stayed the same – I’ve lost something all 19 weeks of this journey. If only you knew how many times in my life I’ve tried this and failed….
What’s different this time? I’ve got a coach, a sponsor (accountability partner) and I’m helping mentor someone else through this journey. When you’ve got a team to work with, it’s amazing how much more accountability there is and when someone else is looking to you for information, you’ve got to be the real deal. You can’t back off or eat unhealthy stuff when someone else is watching you. It’s amazing what accountability does.
My weigh in this morning was 168.2, a loss of 4 pounds just this week (and a loss of 36.2 so far)! That’s the most I’ve lost in a single week!! I’m now in the 160’s!! I’m teaching a large money saving strategies class tonight and I’ve been working a lot of hours putting the final touches on the presentation. Tomorrow is my son’s birthday, I’m having a yardsale Thursday and Friday, my daughter is running her own lemonade and cookie stand during it, and our best friends are coming to spend the weekend with us for Dylan’s big birthday party on Monday. When I have that much going on in my life, I want to eat! That’s why my goal this week was to survive without gaining anything. So far, so good – a 4 pound loss is major in my world!
I’ve had tons more people asking me how I did it… what’s the secret. I feel like I’m disappionting them when I say “Eat healthy & exercise.” I think they are expecting some magic potion or pill. I get contacted on facebook almost weekly about trying a new diet drink, pill or strategy. There is no magic here. It’s hard work and learning. “When we stop growing, our momentum quickly fades, and we start the process of atrophy.” – Zig Ziglar
It’s about the choices you make. “Like a sturdy building, each choice we make to honor God is a block in the structure of our spiritual experience. We grow stronger with each God-honoring decision. Life is a classroom. Only those who are willing to be lifelong learners will move to the head of the class.” – Zig Ziglar
Have a good week, folks! God bless!
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