Well, hello again! I'm sorry I've been off the radar for the past few days. We've had so much going on, and I've been struggling to juggle it all. Remember my post a while back on our 40,000 thoughts a day? Well, I have failed to keep all of mine positive this past week, and it really affected me. I let financial and physical stress get the better of me. The good news in it all though...this time, I did not turn to food for the answer! YAY! That's what I've always done and that's why I've been so heavy at times, or gained back weight that I had lost. I'm so thankful that I'm finally beginning to learn some life lessons here. This truly is more than a diet...it is a lifestyle change. It took me more days than it should have, but I finally turned to God, and read my bible searching for answers and peace to my stress, instead of Little Debbie! I ate good all week and it lead to a loss for the week of 1.4 pounds!
I know that number isn't staggering, but I had actually gained 2 pounds that were unexplainable over the last two weeks. My one pound loss last week was frustrating because I had weighed less a few days before, and then Thursday after my last post, my weight went up another pound! For seemingly no reason. I don't know if it was just too much sodium, so I was retaining more water, or what? So, I have actually lost three pounds from this past Friday. That makes me happy! One of my dear friends sent me an article that talks about how it's actually good to weigh yourself everyday to keep in tune with what your body is doing. (which is good because that's what I've done for years!) But, it says that you will fluctuate based on what you eat, exercise, stress, water intake, so on and so on. However, you should gradually notice over time that you are going down weight wise. So, one shouldn't be alarmed about weight being a little higher one week as long as you are eating and exercising properly and you should notice a decrease in weight over all as time goes on. That is definitely me! I have lost a grand total now of 13 pounds! And I have actually lost almost 2 dress sizes! So, praise the Lord for that, and Praise Him for my new life changing skills, and I will press on.
Today is my last week for the gym membership and I don't even know if I'll make it at all. Hopefully I will Saturday, but Thursday I have a baby shower to go to. I'm very saddened that the membership is coming to an end, and right now it looks as though we will not be renewing it. I just hope it gave me the jumpstart that I needed, and I can find ways to successfully work out at home now.