I cleared my cabinets, my fridge and checked my "cravings". Lost 6 lbs in 2 weeks time. No exercise (that is a great thing for me lol) no supplements or anything crazy.
Then we went on vacation to Maryland (if you get a chance, visit Emmitsburg. Beautiful and tons of history!) we visited the Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and after really walking all over the places we visited (that is 6 days of walking at least 2 hours each day!) and eating junk food, I didn't gain any weight back and manage to lose ONE POUND. Wohoo! It definitely was the walking lol.
I spoke carefully with my husband because in the middle of all this fun we have an upcoming move which is FAR. We laid plans out carefully and I have to be honest, as much as I want to lose weight to look better in some of my clothes, the main reasons why I want to lose weight is health and to offer it up as a small fasting and sacrifice for God.
Sounds weird huh? I just think that my health needs a major shift. I want to be taking care of my body as God commands, that includes what I eat. In this area also, praying and fasting will help me break vices and offer it up for others who might be struggling with the same.
I don't want to look like a ghostly version of myself, so my goal is a 50lbs loss over the course of one year.
I want to do it naturally, where prayer, fasting and exercising are my only "supplements". Working on portion control and providing nutritious meals-not just for my family but for me as well.
Prayers as I undertake this endeavor are appreciated, it may seem insignificant but this is my first bout with weight related struggles, and as is typical of me, I am going head first!
What do you think? Do you have any health related plans?
Thank you for reading!