Hello friends. This morning my mom and I went to our local Weight Watchers meeting, I weighed in and lost 1.4 lbs. I was discouraged at first, really hoping for more, but quickly realized that was the old-me way of thinking. "Not good enough. What did you do wrong. You shouldn't have done this-this-and-this." BUT the new me is filled with gratitude for my change in attitude and happy that's 1.4 less of me now!! I'll take it! I woke up this morning NOT filled with shame and disgust, but THANKING GOD for this light switch in me that He seems to have turned on. Something has just all of a sudden clicked and I am so encouraged to be healthier and choose more happiness in my life. I have really enjoyed the last few days and it's a wonderful feeling.
Thank you for your support - I cherish your words to me. This journey is going to take a long time, but for the first time in my life, instead of feeling overwhelmed by it, I'm excited. I'm excited about the work God will do in me, with the hope that someday I can help others. I may not weigh 700 lbs but I don't feel any different from someone who does. I get them.
This coming week will be my first real week on the Weight Watchers program, as I hadn't really been trying until Wednesday of last week. I can't wait for my weigh-in next week, and I'll let you know how I do.
Thank you again for your encouragement.