Four weeks ago this morning I walked out of my doctor’s office totally disgusted with myself.  I had received some unsettling news about my liver, but more than anything I was shocked at the number that registered on the scale when I got on it.  Click here if you want to know about my liver

But I did walk out of there that day with a resolve to get myself back on track.  Maybe a possible liver problem was just what I need to get my attention.  I still don’t know what that’s all about, other than I have a fatty liver.  I’ll go to the gastro doctor on September 17th.  Hopefully I will be in a little bit better shape by then.  Well not really hopefully, I will be in better shape by then.

I’m already in better shape than I was four weeks ago.  I’m fifteen pounds lighter and I’m walking on the treadmill.  I feel really good.  I’m energetic, happy, and content.  I love what I’m eating and have cheated very very little.  Fifteen pounds really makes the difference on the treadmill.  I can’t wait until its a little cooler outside and I can start walking down the drive and back.  Its about 1/5th of a mile to the gate, downhill and of course another 1/5th of a mile back uphill.  I know the neighbor lady walks in the morning.  So hopefully I’ll eventually just go out the gate and up the rode awhile.

I’ve had very little carvings.  I think that it helps that I had already cut back on sugar and had cut diet sodas completely out.  I’m still counting calories.  I weigh and measure just about everything I eat.  I’ve cut back on the carbs.  I haven’t had anything fried, except for some flautas at a lunch I went to.  That day I was way over my fat allowance, but I stayed within my calories.  I know now that I should have had the tortilla soup or a salad.  I will do better the next time something like that rolls around.

Like anything else in life you have to learn to do something a new way.  Yes it’s “easier” to run through a drive thru or a donut shop in the morning and just as easy to pick up a burger or something for lunch.    The only thing I’ve picked up through the drive thru in the last four weeks is a small side salad.  I put my 3 ounces of chicken on it and I’m very content with what I have.

It does take effort and it isn’t easy.  But for some reason, this time I’m just not getting any substantial cravings for anything.  The little cravings that I have had I’ve been able to talk myself out of.  I think I’m on the right track.  It may not always be easy, but I think as each day passes it should be just a little easier to keep on this path.

What I’m doing to lose weight.

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