So far so good!
Friday, January 06, 2012
Hello, everyone, I am doing very well. Lot's of good news! First of all I just want everyone to know that my daughter and I are both very much over weight and so is everyone in this house.....even the dogs!
So, I prayed to God that He would help me take control of my daughters diet. Up to this point she's been eating what and however much she wants! As I was crying and complaining to God, He said, "Liz, she's your daughter, don't let anyone tell her what she can and can't eat! Don't let people tell her to disobey you. You are her mother, just do what needs to be done." And also up to this point people around me have been encouraging her to eat whatever she wants despite my pleas for her to not eat it! Like: "Oh mommy, it's just one cookie!"
The very next day I announced that she too was on a diet. And I made sure the whole family knew that they were not to put any stumbling blocks in her way. We started tracking everything we eat and writing everything down (even gum) and we've been sticking to a calorie limit (1600 a day) and so far we together are doing very well. We have both lost 10 pounds and are exercising on a regular basis! AND we have been infectious! My mother has also started to go on a diet! She's not quite at the exercise part but she's joining in on the starting to eat healthy part and tracking everything! She's lost about 3 pounds too!
What a wonder Lord we serve! His advice is always right! Thank you Jesus!