Thursday, January 26, 2017
I have slowly learned to watch my portions. I eat about 1/2 of what I was eating before I learned the proper food serving. It was my wrong food choices and second servings that have helped pack on the unwanted weight! Even while cooking at home I have been making healthier food choices, but very proud at watching my portions while eating out in restaurants. When I do go out to eat, I am not afraid to ask for a to go box to set aside half of the meal. Then, I am not tempted to eat more. Sometimes, one of my family members may split the meal with me. I have been relying on my faith, I am a Christian, to help me. No matter what religion you are, it helps to lean on it for motivation. Bible scriptures are what I use for daily for myself, memorizing or just reading them. My husband's parents both passed away in 2015 and my dad and grandfather last year. So, I have made very slow but consistent progress since late 2014, despite my family's circumstances. Now, I am working hard toward incorporating healthier foods in our meals along with walking. I now officially weigh 240! (1/26/17) I still have 100 pounds until my goal weight and I currently have lost 40 pounds, including down from 28 to size 24 in pants.
Despite some recent setbacks, I am more determined to stay committed with my routine of walking, watching portions, and making healthier choices. I am ready now also more than ever for another reason because 01/24/17 my husband had gastric bypass surgery. He will be on his own weight loss journey, but I am glad to share this journey with him. It will be difficult for us but I am proud that he wants to go on this journey with me!