My Journey to Better Health Part 8

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About six weeks ago at the store they were doing free cholesterol checks. I wanted to see what mine was since I had lost all this weight. I was super excited, certain I would be in healthy bounds.

I wasn’t.

It’s still higher then it should be.

However, I don’t know what it was before, so it might have dropped from what it was last summer. The doctor never gave me a number, I should have asked. I didn’t.

But it wasn’t crazy high six weeks ago and it was in the middle of the day, so probably not super accurate. I am hoping by this summer and going to a lab it will show better results. I do know cholesterol can be genetic and both my parents are on meds for theirs. Ugh. Time will tell.

Anyway, back to the journey…

I had lost thirty pounds and was happy with that but wasn’t sure how to maintain, so in that process I have lost another five pounds (a total of thirty-five). I am very serious about trying to stop loosing weight because I am at the lowest I have been since high school and honestly the lowest someone should weigh for my height and age.

I feel bad saying that because I know so many people struggle to loose weight and now I am struggling to stop. But I have worked hard and been very diligent in taking care of myself. You can do it to!!

I think switching to THM will help me maintain because I know what to eat to loose and what to eat to maintain. Like throwing in a few hashbrowns with my breakfast is considered a crossover meal and helps maintain my weight. I am also increasing my portion sizes slightly.

There is a fine line and I don’t want to cross it. I have worked so hard and feel so good. But the temptation to go back to what I was eating and how I used to be is not there at all. I have no desire to eat things that will hurt my body. Yes, once in a while I give in but it never becomes a thing I have to give into all the time. I never envy others for the things they are eating.

Actually, I feel bad for them because they are harming their bodies. I want to tell them to stop drinking the Diet Coke, it’s not better for you. Stop eating a 500 calorie diet, you can’t maintain that and it harms your body. God didn’t create us to eat imitation food. He created our bodies to eat real food.

The other thing I want to say is top dieting and start “lifestyling”. I just said Friday at lunch with some co-workers that I don’t diet. How I eat now is my lifestyle. If you hate what you are doing you can’t maintain it.

I love all the things I get to eat with THM. I rarely ate smoothies for snacks and now I do at least two times a week. It’s such a treat.

But it takes work and being intentional.

I will share how I do that next week.

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