From Lorrie T.
My career took off. I kept making money. And I had the weight to prove it. I loved eating out. What fun! Trying this restaurant or that restaurant and returning home to a clean kitchen. Then, a bright young CNA discovered my heartbeat to be highly concerning and my medical care suddenly changed. I had atrial fibrillation. Medical processes were on-going for the next 10 years. Three times hospitalizations were required. Finally, the message got through to me that I was overweight. Yes, I am a slow learner! I finally admitted to my doctor that I needed to lose weight. She told me about an app called “Lose It” that would help me count calories. Surprise -- to lose weight I have to count calories! I went to the website and entered some requested information. The wizard behind the curtain shared that if I would restrict eating to 1238 calories per day, I could lose 40 pounds in 8 months! That sounded great and doable! (God was with me!) So, I became a dedicated calorie counter, recording the number of calories I consumed with each morsel I ate. It worked! I did not lose the full 40 lbs. but I sure made my doctor happy! And I feel better and I still pay attention to calorie counts. I found less eating out helped. Today, I still consider calories. Yes, I miss the delicious desserts and rich, creamy sauces. Wait, I am probably just tempting myself here! I discovered I can maintain discipline and keep fit so I can share my new energy to serve God.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for helping us learn, discover, rethink, change, and improve. Your love is so greatly appreciated. How wonderful that you care so much for us. Help us to remember to also care for ourselves, even when it requires sacrifice and counting.
Thank you, Lorrie and good for you! Now I just need to take a bit of your willpower!💕
Lorrie, you are not alone in the battle of diet discipline. It takes a concentrated effort and God’s help to make it work like you have. Thanks for your inspiration!
Self discipline is a daily struggle for me! It’s great to know we aren’t alone.