The saying goes, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life”, so I have decided to make this first day count! For years I’ve lost weight, gained weight, lost weight and then gained more than I lost. Over the past year I managed to lose 14 pounds and keep it off. However, a couple of months ago I was diagnosed with diabetes and I suddenly realized that it was now or never, I needed to make some life changes…for the better.
That being said, it’s not always easy to take that first step. As I said, it was months ago when I was diagnosed and it took me that long to make my decision to work on my new lifestyle. Knowing the holidays were right around the corner, I decided to wait until after I was faced with parties, drinking, eating and celebrating…why set myself up for failure at the very beginning!
I did do the right thing, got my baseline blood work and discussed my new program with my doctor. We set up an appointment for 2 months from now to retest my blood work and see how I’m doing following the plan.
I know there will be challenges along the way, moments of weakness but that’s why I have a diet coach to call on if I have a question about my food choices or keep me on track and a group of girlfriends that I can call at any time for support or to just wallow in self-pity momentarily before they tell me to suck it up J
But the thing I’m most proud of for today???? I met a business acquaintance for coffee/lunch. I had water with lemon and coffee. He had chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, collard greens, cream gravy, a roll and cornbread. And, I wasn’t even tempted!
I decided that one of the best things I could do for myself was to blog to keep myself on track and honest. I invite you to follow along, comment and share your successes (or setbacks) and let’s support each other in a healthier, happier life!
P.S. I’ll post photos along the way…as soon as I can find the “perfect” ones to share 😉