Archive for February, 2016

Plexus Skeptic

I have felt hopeless about overcoming my struggle with food because, to be honest, I just love unhealthy food so much.  Because I know the power food has had over me, I am skeptical about trying anything that claims to help with cravings or weight loss.  Also, I don’t like to spend a lot of money on myself unless it’s for food or entertainment. I have a hard time buying clothes or shoes that cost over $20.  I don’t spend much on make-up, accessories, or manicures.  I had heard about Plexus before, but thought it was just another fad.  However, after continuing to learn about Plexus products and their health benefits, which go beyond weight loss, and after a friend offered me a deal to try them at wholesale prices, I decided to invest my money and see what happens.

In thirteen days of using Plexus, I have:

  • resisted sugary treats in the break room at work more than once
  • consumed well over 8 cups of water a day
  • preferred water over anything else and actually poured out a carbonated drink I bought
  • experienced no back pain when I get out of bed in the morning, which I had been experiencing constantly for the past 3-4 weeks prior
  • felt more confident and energetic
  • had an easier time going to the bathroom (I know, TMI!)
  • lost 8.6 pounds

I haven’t changed my eating habits entirely.  I’ve had fast food, sweet tea, and diet coke on a few occasions.  What I haven’t done is bought a whole box of Little Debbie snacks to eat at work in one day and I haven’t sat in my car eating in secret.  I haven’t craved Dr. Pepper, which is usually my go-to drink when I’m tired, stressed, or thirsty.

Yes, I’m only 13 days in, and I’m sure I will continue to have struggles and cravings, but I just wanted to share these positive things because I am now a believer!


Starting Over…Again?

I came on to my blog here to copy the link from one of my posts to share on facebook and I realized I haven’t written anything in a while.  The reason is I don’t feel like I’ve made much progress to share about.  In my last post 11 months ago, I stated I was at my heaviest weight of 290 and I was starting over.  How many times have I said I’m starting over? Plenty!  Well just a few weeks ago, I weighed in at my new high of 299.  Yes, I have “started over” again, and I’ve lost 5 pounds since then.  I still don’t know what it’s going to take for me to make changes that are going to last.  Will I ever give up my love for food for a healthier, more enjoyable life?  Food is my downfall for sure.  Or is is lack of self-control?

Instead of continuing to beat myself up, I will share some of the ways I have made progress in the last 11 months.  This blog is not only about physical transformation, but overall transformation.  It’s just that the physical affects other areas of my life so much.

Here are some positives:

  • I joined a Saturday morning run/walk club.
  • I’ve walked 2 5ks since joining the group in addition to the regular Saturday morning walks.
  • I have cut down on sodas in the past few weeks and am drinking lots more water.
  • I stepped out of my comfort zone to take a new position at work.
  • I have spent more time in prayer during times of stress.

I’m reminded of the song by Brandon Heath, “God’s Not Finished With Me Yet”.  I’m so thankful He never gives up on me!