Food Choices

Good Morning!

It has been awhile since I wrote to you all and so I wanted to drop a line to let you know that each day is a challenge! These daily challenges will never change; how we deal with these challenges will help each of us to overcome our personal challenges. SO for example the last four weeks I told you all how I lost 10 lbs total. Well these next four weeks have been a tough road for me. With all the new changes and challenges at work with the added stressors related to our deadlines can cause a diet meltdown; I was coping well with these stressors until the other day! Oh no you say; the questions you are asking yourself did she fall completely off the wagon ‘so to speak’ not totally! I just had to eat a bagel with cream cheese; and you all are saying well that is not too bad, ugh yes it is! A bagel with cream cheese is packed with mega carbohydrates that can stop your metabolism to shut down completely and not even allow a 1 Lb weight loss. Then to top that off that the other day was “national doughnut day” and the office staff brought in Krispy Kreme doughnuts! Well my defenses were already weakened with the ‘bagel’ fiasco.


Alas I succumbed to the doughnut. The truth is to admit your weakness and failures as these will help you to overcome them in the future. Those that do admit to his/her failures are the ones hiding behind insecurities of self doubt! So to round out the challenges going on in my life; a change within my husband’s health has curtailed our daily 2 mile walk outside, however; I have not allowed that to stop me! Oh yeah: I am walking on the treadmill. Alas it is not the same as the fresh air and sunshine albeit I have noticed that walking on the treadmill has increased my stamina for the 2 miles walks outside!

My treadmill routine is walking as fast as I can during the first mile and alas I have done the first 1 mile in 19 minutes for the past 2 days and then doing the next ½ mi in 10 minutes and all uphill with a four level incline! Boy that was a killer the first time! Doing 2 miles on the treadmill is challenging so currently I am currently doing 1 & half miles and hopefully will increase this week to meet the 2 mile walk. Then do the last mile all uphill oh my pray for me! LOL!

My next appointment is coming up in a few weeks so it is time for me to buckle down and stay focused on the goal ahead, which is reaching the 8 lb mark! I know I can achieve this goal and will work extra hard on meeting this challenge head on in the next few weeks!

God speed to you all!

Cheryl


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