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What a surprise I had tonight! We spent the evening with another family from church. It was a real blessing. While we were there, I asked to use their scale, since it has been three weeks since I weighed myself last.
Wow! I’ve met my first short-term goal! Thirty pounds – gone. I chose the goal not for the goal of thirty pounds gone, but for the actual number itself. It was a surprise to see that number on the scale, when I haven’t seen it in years.
As far as size is concerned, I’ve lost twelve inches so far, and two dress sizes. I can wear the next size farther down some, but not consistently, so I’m not counting that one yet.
In the past, I’ve never been able to lose weight easily. I had heard that a low-carb diet was better for insulin resistance, but had never tried it. Now, if I eat too many carbs, I feel it right away. The chili supper a few weeks ago was a “cheat night,” but I felt so crummy later that night that I decided it just wasn’t worth it. Next time I’ll just have a bite or two of those favorite foods, instead of eating a full serving like that night.
Really though, all the credit needs to go to the Lord. If it weren’t for Him working it out for me to end up with my new doctor, living a healthier lifestyle like this may never have happened.
It is also a blessing to me to know that my son will grow up to think that healthy eating and exercise are normal. He goes with me to the garage sometimes, and wants to walk on the treadmill with me (don’t worry – I don’t let him play on it). Even his eating habits are really improving. He loves oatmeal and apples and vegetables. The other night, I made a chicken, artichoke, and cheese bake, and instead of eating the chicken or the cheese out of it, he was picking out the pieces of artichoke out and eating them first! Yes, my son is learning early and that really pleases me.