Monday, September 24, 2007
Tristi's Weight Loss Journey Continues
I promised an update a lot sooner than this, but I got accidentally sidetracked. You can read all about it here.
After much wandering in the wilderness, I have lost the weight heretofore mentioned above, and here are my tickers today:
You know what's kind of cool -- these tickers are on a continuous feed. So in a year, when they're really impressive, you're not going to be able to go back in the archives and see just how much I used to weigh -- they'll all be lowered. It's sort of like repentance in a way, I guess, sort of. Maybe not. But it's still kind of cool.
Now, I want to hereby make a solemn pledge before all of you, my blogging buddies, my posse, my people -- that I will never again be 100 pounds overweight. I have to say that I'm so glad that I am at 100 pounds, because I used to be more, but I'm making this proclamation right now that I'm never going down this road again. I've been down this road. I don't like this road. This road is miserable, and I definitely won't be recommending it for any travel brochures in the near future, that's for sure.
So -- what am I doing to attain this weight loss, you ask?
1. I'm turning everything over to God every single day. My successes are because of Him and my failures are because I failed to trust Him. It was not until I understood complete reliance that I was able to give up the chocolate -- and I want you to notice, we're at over four weeks now. That's a personal miracle to me.
2. I'm exercising with my daughter for her Faith in God requirement. Exercise is so much easier when done with someone else, and when it's someone you want to set a good example for, all the better.
3. As mentioned, I've gone off chocolate and I'm cutting back on other sweets as well.
4. I'm increasing my fruit and vegetable intake and cutting down my bread intake.
Right now that's really all I'm doing. I'm slowly transitioning away from fast food and packaged foods and concentrating more on cooking from scratch, which I prefer to do anyway but you all know how time restraints go. The fast food thing is going to be pretty challenging -- I do enjoy fast food a bit more than I should.
I want to thank all of you for cheering me on -- I really appreciate it and I'll continue to post and tell you all how I'm doing. The accountability really is helping. Embarrasing, yes. Helping? Yes, very much.