Monday, July 20, 2009

Weigh-In 7.20.09

This morning wasn't quite so spectacular as last week, but I had expected that. However, the scale did show a loss, and even if it was only 0.6 pounds, I am happy. My blood sugar has been bottoming out, which means I have to eat something, which means I typically overdo it. Not really sure what is up with that, either.

Money has gotten tight, and the cupboards have naturally gone bare as a result - but as usual, God provided. I now have a little extra, and I am planning a much-needed trip to the grocery store. I still can't buy much, but at least I can look forward to more than rice, beans, and oatmeal for the next several days.

I know I've said this before, but I keep hearing so much talk about positive thinking, and "YOU can do it!" and "Dig deep within yourself to find your motivation!" and blah blah blah.

If anybody thinks they can really lose weight and keep it off permanently, while leaving God out of the equation - they've got another think coming. For that matter, I really don't believe it can be done without an entire network of supportive friends and family. It's sad to me that society keeps telling us we can do things on our own, without any help. We miss out on so much - the companionship and help of our friends and our Lord.

Okay. I'll descend now from my soapbox before I bore you to tears.

1 comment:

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Hi Amanda, Thank you for sharing your journey. I'm on a journey to lose myself too. I absolutely LOVE the way you put that! I joined Maria's (of Stamping Inspirations fame) facebook group "Fitness Towards Healthiness" it has great challenges & great people.)

I'm always broke too, so I can completely relate to the bare cupboard feeling. It's hard to eat healthy when you have the strain of worrying how to afford to shop healthy. I've been doing a lot of praying to find my way back into believing in abundance. With an extremely poor childhood, I find I overeat to feel secure/better. Anywho, I hope this wasn't too personal a comment. Your post just really touched me & inspired me. Thank You ever so much!