The Shrinking Pastor and Staff (Day 2)
This blog is continued from yesterday from our guest blogger, Makeda.
The other component to my success has been my eating habits. Again, I’m not going to go into details about what that looks like but I will say that I am very intentional when I eat. The single greatest thing that has helped me is writing down everything that goes into my mouth. When I know I have to write it down, I think twice before I eat it. I don’t deprive myself of anything but I do ask myself if I really want it before I eat it. When I ask myself that question I discover that more times than not, I don’t actually want the chocolate, the slice of cake or the piece of candy. Those times when I do want it, I eat it but I don’t eat a lot of it because usually a small piece is enough to satisfy my craving.
Someone asked me recently was there someone I was trying to look like when this was all said and done. My answer was yes, me! Part of this process has been about discovering the person that was hiding behind all that extra weight. As I am losing this weight I am discovering things about myself I never knew and I am loving what I am learning. At the end of last summer I made a decision, to lose weight and get healthy, and every day since then I manage that decision. I make the choices that are going to help me reach those goals. I have days I don’t always make good choices but those days are becoming fewer and more far between because I’m trying to accomplish something here and in the end I’m the only one who gets decide if I reach my goals or not.
Tell me about where you are in your journey!