If you have not read part one you can do so HERE.
Last time I shared how many different eating plans and programs over the years. And you know what? People do lose weight with all those programs. All those eating plans can do wonderful things for your health. I would lose a bit but my problem was for my particular personality and needs, either I wasn’t losing like I had hoped or if I was they weren’t sustainable. I am a huge proponent of eating whole foods and healthy living. But, here were my particular obstacles…
*As a mama of 8, with a home business and very busy days I needed to not have to think about what I was going to eat next. I would have all these grand plans of how I was going eat healthy but get busy during the day. Then my blood sugar would drop, I would get all shaky and there was no way I was going to carrots sticks or celery. To the chips I would go!
*I needed freedom from constantly stressing about what healthy food to eat next.
*I needed simple, simple, simple for this particular time in my life.
*I needed to stay balanced with my blood sugar and to keep my body fueled with what it needed so that I could not have cravings. With a large family at many different stages of life it was not feasible for me to clean out the junk food from our cupboards and I found my will power being less and less.
*I needed accountability.
So in summary, I needed an eating plan that was super simple, that I wouldn’t have to even think about what I was going to eat next. I needed a plan that would make it so I didn’t have cravings throughout the day and I needed accountability. FOR ME this is what would make a weight loss plan sustainable.
I had a friend who I had much in common with that had lost a lot of weight over the years. I had watched her but really did not feel that what she was doing was for me. A couple of times I would look into the program but then dismiss it. My friend was super patient with me as I would ask her questions and then go silent for months about it, trying other things. But, I became desperate.
I did not want to be THAT person that was fat. But, here I was. And now I had nearly 80 or 90 pounds to lose! So I desperately called my friend again.
And so, 6 months ago I began a journey that changed my life. The first couple of weeks were a big adjustment, but then after that it has been a piece of cake (excuse the pun!) So simple, wonderful accountability and I don’t have to wonder what I am going to eat next! I can watch my husband eat a big bowl of ice-cream next to me and not feel tempted. To date, I have lost 50 pounds, have gone from a size 24 or larger to a size 16, and I feel FABULOUS! I am so thrilled and am not stopping! NEVER have I had such success and I am so thankful to the Lord. When I look at myself in the mirror I am not embarrassed anymore!
I would love to share more with you about what I am doing. If you are where I was and feel like you have tried everything don’t despair! I am excited to break it down for you in simple steps too! Let’s do this together! Email me at gerdtfamily.com and let’s mastermind a plan that works for you!