In a way this journey feels like it has been going on for a long time, but in other ways it feels like it has just begun. I suppose it’s a little bit of both. I have, and JD has, battled with weight since adolescence, however, our true success’ are just now beginning. With the support of Alyssa we have opened the door to a balanced healthy diet. Pete has provided us with the lense to change our viewpoint on eating, exercise, and weight loss. Finally Mamavation has provided us with a dose of reality in that we aren’t the only families struggling to find balance in regards to our health. I think food will always be a challenge for both of us. Our guest this past Monday night on Mamavation TV, however, gave me a new way to look at it. Instead of feeling like a failure for eating certain things, take note and pride in the things you pass up. This thought process has worked wonders for JD. Do you know how many times he talked about getting a soda and thought better of it. He’s now giving himself a huge pat on the back for his success’.
This journey will continue and I can’t wait to see where it takes us. In January we will run our first 5K, probably our last, but one thing crossed off the bucket list. Now I’m determined to write it all down and take pride in the accomplishments we make each day.
This week was victorious. I finally got the key to success in my battle against fast food was to make realize that… Wait for it… I FEEL HORRIBLE when I eat it. I feel so much better keeping up with my steps and making my food at home. My home life and my work are also improving. Quite the turn around. Started at 205 down to 198 and no stopping anytime soon. -JD
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