I lost 1 pound this week. It might not sound like much for week 17, but it's a huge victory for me.
I'm here. I'm staying on my diet. I'm going to lose this weight.
I don't know how to explain the last few weeks. I stayed OP through Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years. It was great. I felt empowered and the weight was coming off quick. Then mid February hit and I began to struggle. Honestly I'm still struggling a bit. But it's getting better.
There are some wonderful women who I want to thank for supporting me, kicking my butt and encouraging me through this rough patch. The cool thing is that some of them are from the community here and some are from my local life.
I know that I can count on my friend Stacey (she listens and prays with me) and my sister Beth (she asks the hard questions and somehow gets me to tell her things I usually keep to myself).
But I've also been blessed with new friends here. Three in particular standout lately. merlepdz messaged me at just the right time. In responding to her I processed a bunch of feelings that ended up in my blog. CARLSON messaged me and challenged me to stay OP for 3 days. She reminded me of what Jesus did for me in 3 days. I was convicted and stayed OP. And then pattrsun called me on the phone. We talked for ever. It was like talking to myself.
How can I try different this week?
The usual mantra is to 'try harder'. Trying harder is impossible when you're already trying as hard as you can.
But you can always try different. read more