Monday, December 15, 2014
Weight Loss Update
I have lost 27 pounds in the last 15 weeks, following the principles of Trim Healthy Mama.
I'm amazed by that. At times it's been frustrating when the scale didn't move for two weeks, or like this last week. But I keep on with my eating plan. Am I doing it perfectly? No, but I am trying and I am losing so that is a very good thing.
An issue that I have been working through this week, is that I feel like I still look the same as I did nearly 30 pounds ago. When you have a significant amount of weight to lose, it can feel like you will never get there.
I have had to look at the fact that some of my clothes don't fit me anymore and to look at 'before' photos. The sweater I wore to church yesterday is big on me, but I still am significantly overweight. This is where I find I just have to give it to the Lord and trust that I will lose the weight - Hey I've lost almost 30 pounds! I had hoped that I would be almost 40 down by now but the weight loss has slowed a bit, and yet I am still losing! I know that I can eat this way for life and that my weight will never be an issue again. I am going to read through the book again. I feel like I did somethings in the beginning that helped me that I have stopped doing, so I want to get back to those things again.
I'd appreciate your prayers, for encouragement, and to keep on! I have to remember that this weight did not get put on all at once and that my body is healing and losing a bit at a time! I am thankful for this plan!
I'm going to take a brave step here and let you see a mortifying photo of myself from this last year.
Now, this morning in my bathroom mirror wearing the same sweater. Warning! I'm the worst selfie taker in the world!
I needed these as a reminder of how far I have come, and that I will be able to lose all the extra weight I'm carrying!
Praising the Lord, here at the cottage, this morning.