Weight loss has slowed down for the past 6 months. Praise GOD, I truly did not become discouraged. I had moments of wishing it would go faster but, in all honesty I was not downhearted! I trust the plan and know that if I follow what I’ve learned that I will get there! I don’t look at weight loss as a quick journey! I think that is what many think from watching The Biggest Loser or Extreme Weight Loss shows. When I see someone lose 100 pounds in 3 months due to INSANE amounts of exercise I get concerned. I know it can easily be gained back and that their overall health is being jeopardized.
Me, before….at about 304 pounds.
Though it’s taken time to reach this goal, I am thankful. I am savoring each little non-scale victory that I meet. Recently I went to the doctor because I had some hormone testing done and wanted him to read the results. I met a goal sitting on the doctor’s table. He went to take my blood pressure and put the cuff on. I am used to the embarrassment of a doctor asking the nurse for the larger cuff because it won’t fit. Today, it fit perfectly! I smiled. Then my blood pressure was 125/85!! I wanted to jump up and down! One year ago I was on blood pressure medicine and it was still at 165/90 or higher! My bottom numbers were often at 99. My doctor was proud of me which was an added bonus! I will take these type victories any day over pounds. Stalls or slow loses can all be a beautiful part of the journey if YOU let it. It was a signal for me that my body was healing and that my thyroid was low. Now, I am getting help for my hormone health!
So, for fun…I wanted to see how many pounds I’ve lost visually! I know it encourages me to keep on pushing! What weighs 75 pounds? How much have I really lost?
My dog wouldn’t cooperate for pictures because our cat way nearby! Oh well!!
Thanks for the support many of you have given me on my journey! I’ve got a ways to go but, I am thankful for how far I’ve come! I am thankful for all God has done in my life through Trim Healthy Mama!
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