Five months ago when I began trying to lose weight I had no idea that this would be the time. Nothing had ever worked before and this time I was winging it. No gym membership or personal trainer. No accountability classes, no counting points, carbs and calories. No prepackaged meals. NO PLAN.
I had failed enough times to realize that those things didn’t work for me anyway. The restraints gave me anxiety. I was always falling off the wagon which further convinced me that none of it was sustainable long term.
I know so many people who have lost a hundred pounds just to gain it all back a few months or a year later. The weight isn’t the root of the problem, it’s just an outward indicator that the inside of your body is sick.
My mind was sick.
This journey has been largely one of self discovery and an exercise in self control.
It hasn’t been easy, it hasn’t been instant, but boy has it been worth it. I’m a better wife, mother and human being because of it. Not because I’m thinner now but because I am more in tune with my body, mentally and physically. I am more disciplined with myself, I am more loving toward myself, and most importantly I am more forgiving of myself.
I thought that I was setting out to lose the weight but I was really setting out to break the strongholds and addictions in my life concerning food.
January 2017- 19lbs lost
February 2017- 7lbs lost
March 2017- 14lbs lost
April 2017- 12lbs lost
May 2017- 7lbs lost
20 more to go!
Read more about what my diet is like, click here.