Well its been awhile since I wrote to you last. A lot has happened. I have continued with my journey on losing all of the extra weight on my body. I am still doing my workout routine and taking the supplements that have saved and changed my life for the better. I am down now almost 20 lbs in 30 days. I have more energy than I ever remember having since I was a teen, my joints, muscles and body overall does not ache, and hurt like it used to. I have better mental focus and clarity, and a whole new outlook on life. It’s amazing that I can now get down on the floor, and play with my kids, run around with them, and I have tons of energy to work on the house now, instead of relying on my wife for it. Before starting these supplements I would come home from work, and collapse from being worn out, from not being able to keep my blood sugars were they needed to be. My blood sugars since starting these supplements have been consistently under 120 which is perfect!, and I am taking much less insulin. I cannot wait to be able to be done with Insulin all together.
So, my son Gunnar 3 months old who is pictured here has Cystic Fibrosis. On Friday he was admitted to a Children’s hospital where we live as he has a horrible congested cough. He will be there for 1 week on strong antibiotics, respiratory therapy, and a battery of tests to make sure they get everything covered. I have come to respect all that my wife does so much more, as I have been solo at home with our other 4 children since this happened. Thank you to all of the amazing mothers out there, so much respect for you and all you do. Yes I will admit it lol I am at times overwhelmed, but I love my kids and its been fun, crazy, and all the above.
Fun example of my chaos: Helping my two sons go to the restroom, in a split second my 2 little girls sneak into my master bathroom, open my wives lip gloss, proceed to grab multiple q tips and smear the lip gloss all over my bathroom toilet seat. They have to have some higher power connection to stop time, because I have no idea how in a matter of less than 1 minute they cause as much chaos as they are so capable of LOL. Fun memories, but Lord almighty I miss my wife, praying for Gunnar to heal and have them home soon. #daddyneedsavacation
Alright I made it through the 8 day challenge. I lost 6 lbs and 10 inches overall. That is pretty awesome. Day 9 and 10 are cheat days within reason of the plan. It was awesome today to mix it up a little with some Mexican food, pizza, and some random items. I feel great. I get 1 more cheat day tomorrow, then I am off to days 11-30 back on my strict regiment of weight loss, life changing and habit-forming in the way I eat, and now I will begin incorporating exercise.
1 lb at a time, 1 meal at a time, and 1 day at a time has helped me stay focused and on task with my life style change in how I eat now. My blood sugars continue to be amazing with eating on plan, lots of energy and overall attitude with life has improved, not so grouchy anymore from blood sugars not being in a good spot.
Got to get some rest, so I can get in as close to 8 hours as I can. Recommend some nice warm herbal green tea.
Stay tuned as the transformation continues…
OK so my goal is to write everyday. I will get there, but man life, work, kids, it has been difficult to get away to post. Today is day 6 of being on my new way of eating to improve my health. I am down 5 pounds, and I have more energy than I have had in like 7 months. My blood sugars are stable and normal levels, I am sleeping much better, and enjoying life more. 3 more days to go of my 8 day ignite plan, then on to the next week.
I try to make my family amazing, and delicious meals to eat, and I will admit it has been difficult at times not to want to eat my creations with them. But, once I get past these initial beginning stages, my new plan opens up some more, and I plan on making some amazing seafood dishes for our family that I can enjoy with them. Staying positive, feeling up beat, exciting to see the pounds continue to burn off. I am ready to be thin, and keep it off for life.
Next, begin incorporating more exercise into my routine each week. Words of encouragement to anyone out their who has extra weight they want off that they have struggled with their whole life. Take it one day at a time, 1 pound at a time, join me in working to reclaim the rest of your life, have the body you want, and be healthy.
A motto that I have heard that is so true “Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat”, reprogramming my brain and body from my old ways of thinking and eating! Ok Day 7 here we come.