originally posted at my Medifast blog
3.2 lbs gone - 31 lbs total.
I'm a blogger. I've been blogging since November 2005. I blog about my life, my kid, my hobbies, but until recently I didn't blog about my weight. I am careful about privacy. My husband and my son both have nicknames, Suferman and Grom (a young sufer). I try not to provide information about where I live. I did a good job of concealing things I didn't want to share. My weight was one of those things. I didn't bring it up.
Recently I came clean. I posted about my struggles and admitted my denial. I asked for prayer and encouragement. I started sharing my MF blog entries and my MF successes. I'm glad I did. Losing this weight and getting healthy isn't going to happen overnight. I'm glad to have my friends on my side for the long haul.
I found myself getting a little free and easy with the condiments (and fats... yikes) this week. My goal for next week is to measure and account for these "extras" more diligently. The scale keeps going down. I have passed the 30 pound mark. Yippee!
For my birthday, my parents gave me a Pandora bracelet that I'm going to add beads to celebrate my weight loss. I'm thinking a bead for every 10 pounds. I'll be shopping for it and THREE beads this week. My favorite color is orange. Do you think I should get all different orange beads or just all different beads? I'm trying to decide.
We're going to Disneyland with family on Monday. Surferman, Grom and I will be traveling quite a bit next week. Staying on plan through it all will be my challenge. I know I can do it.
My discovery of the week: I shared my water drinking strategy a couple of weeks ago. This week I discovered that if I add a little hot water to my cold water it's nicer to drink on these cold mornings. I just take the chill off.
Pray for me.