Friday, December 05, 2008

A physical difference

OK. So my 0-5 has been up and down a little, and some days I just "forget" about God altogether and get back into old habits, but I *am* making progress. Today I tried on my "tight jeans" - they are the same size as my regular ones, but a tighter fit, and I haven't been able to wear them for the past few months.

On the spur of the moment this morning I tried them on - and they fit!!!! Not even "squeeze-em-in-and-hold-your-breath" type fit, but I could have happily worn them for the day. Amazing!!!

I thought I might have lost, er rather "released", a little weight (I don't have scales at home) as my belt has been loser and I have felt like I need an extra notch on it (as opposed to having a couple to spare!). My sister also asked me if I had lost weight when she saw me a week and a half ago, although that was not long after the 2 day vomiting bug!!!

I am doing my readings pretty consistently and my TW group is small but very supportive. I have felt hunger *multiple times* some days (amazing - LOL!)

Thank you Lord - you are making a difference, especially when I remember to turn to YOU.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A change underway

I feel like there is a change underway inside me. I haven't felt the same urge to turn to food as I have in the past.

We also have a couple of extras joining our group too - yay!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A fresh start... finally

Well, my new group took a long time to get established, but we finally had our first meeting last night - hooray!! It went well and I am feeling inspired and motivated by the great group of women that want to join me on my journey.

The way I got people interested was standing up in front of the church at the end of our priest's sermon and basically putting myself out there in front of everyone. I was SO nervous, but I have had so much support and encouragement since then. It has been great to feel that the community is behind me. I had put notices in the newsletter that nobody responded too, so I felt I was taking a huge risk putting myself up there and then having no-one who was interested, but the Holy Spirit was obviously behind it all and made it happen.

So today was a fresh start, and although I had times when I subconsciously reached for food, I was able to stop and pray and decide whether I really was hungry. I ate my lunch early, as I was at a 0 earlier than the lunchbreak, and I had a couple of pieces of chocolate at the end of lunch and felt satisfied. I didn't stuff myself full.

This evening I have had a few inklings to head for the pantry, but a call to another person interested in the group distracted me for a while and now I am no longer feeling that urge to eat.

All in all a blessed start to my journey. Thank you Lord.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

6 Months Later...

Wow. I can't believe it has been six months since I posted. Much has happened in that six months. The holiday was fantastic. I feel like I have made some progress in this last 6 months, but it probably isn't very obvious from the outside.

I have decided that I need the help of the Holy Spirit to progress with this journey, and I am currently evaluating two programs that I am going to start at our church (The Light Weigh and Thin Within). I am excited about having the support of others with this struggle.

Anyway... I will keep on keeping on. Here are some inspirational blogs that I've been checking out lately:

Friday, March 21, 2008

12 Days to Go: So close

I can't believe it is less than 2 weeks until our holiday.

On the IE/exercise front things haven't gone so well. I got a tummy bug which wiped out a few days, and then this week I have been in Aus for work and it was 39 degrees - way too hot for running. I went out one morning and managed 10 mins total before I was completely deflated.

Hopefully I can get myself out tomorrow.

Friday, March 07, 2008

26 Days to Go: Chocolate binge

I had a chocolate binge this evening... I haven't stuffed myself full, but I feel bad.

I am going to go off and get organised for our camping trip tomorrow... take my mind off food and get away from the tv/computer.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

35 days to go: Small victories

I have huge sugar cravings, but haven't yet "given in" again. I *nearly* did the other day - actually walking down the road to a shop to get something sweet and sugary, but at the last moment bought almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, and prunes.... and felt much better for it.

Someone has eaten the last packet of potato chips, so I am wondering what I can snack on!!!