Monday, June 18, 2012
My “New” Wellies & Healthy Weight Loss Plan
How was your Father’s Day? Ours was nice. I hope my husband and father enjoyed their special day. We went to church and the speakers spoke so beautifully about their fathers, fathers in general, and the Father of us all. It was simply beautiful. I wish you could have been there! I love going to church each Sunday. I learn so much, and feel my spirit nourished greatly.
Which is good, because I made my husband's favorite dessert...Carmelitas. It was his mother's "secret recipe". They are chocolate, oatmeal, caramel bars made with lots of butter and sweetened condensed milk. I'm sure that you have had some version of them. I was so proud of myself. I only ate a little, and I had no desire for more.
I had been feeling like I wasn't in control of my eating habits. A handful of chocolate chips here, a half a bag of tortilla chips there. The calories were catching up with me, and I noticed my clothes were a bit snug. I was exercising, but not really consistently, and not enough to keep up with my mouthfuls of naughty foods. So, I decided to delve into my scarsdale diet plan. I have been successful on it in the past, but about a week into the two week program, this time I felt starved and discouraged. I wanted to eat what I wanted to eat.
Then my friend reminded me that she had modified the scarsdale diet to be more in line with the Word of Wisdom. A plan that our church teaches so that we can reach optimum health. It was revelation from the Lord. And guess what? It works! Of course the Lord knows what He is talking about. I switched to whole wheat bread ( a good kind fresh from the bakery), and I have been eating unlimited fruits and veggies, and watching portion sizes of lean meats and cheese. I still run (sometimes half run, half walk!) 2 miles a day. I have been feeling the pounds slipping away~my clothes are not nearly as tight. Honestly I was a bit bloated and uncomfortable as I switched over to eating more high fiber foods (probably didn't do it as gradually as I should have) But, now I am reaping the rewards. I don't crave the sugars and fats. I hope I can keep this lifestyle up. I also don't deprive myself (see carmelita note above) , but I am in control.
What else helped? I prayed for help. God wants us to be healthy and feel good about ourselves. It works. I will share the plan with you in my next post.
So, aren't my wellies cute? Such a funny name, that I love to say. I have been striking out at the thrift store~which is okay because I don't really need much. But, I did find these wellies for $9.99! My other ones were falling apart because I wear them so much around the yard and garden.
Hope you are enjoying your summer!