Monday, March 10, 2008

fat

I'm sorry I haven't posted here in a while.  
I thought I would show you a pic of how I looked about seven years ago at around 200 pounds.


Here I am a couple of years ago.

I have kept about 50 pounds off for the past five years.
The changes I've made were not easy.  The first thing that had to happen was God broke that thing in me that kept me eating all the time.  You can read my first post on this blog to see what I'm talking about.
I cut out sugar, almost totally, but I still have a treat from time to time.  This is the single hardest change to make.  But I eat honey, stevia, succanat, molassas, and agave nectar instead.  
I don't eat fast food anymore, except for an occasional Chick-fil-a.
I try to eat naturally, and organic when I can.  But I eat butter and chips and cheese, (I just prefer the natural kind without antibiotics and hormones and preservatives.
I've already told you about the trans fats and I think that cutting those out goes a long way.
The bottom line really is the sugar and the fact that I am treating my liver better by not running so much junk through it.
Anyway, If you are struggling, I would suggest starting with the sugar.  Cold turkey is the only way.  And it will be tough.  But if you want to do it, I will pray for you through it!  Once you've conquered that, the rest will be much easier.
And if you're like me and food controls you instead of the other way around, then pray for God to deliver you.  He will.  And it is wonderful to be free of that!


7 comments:

Robin said...

Great post Kay! When we make ourselves vulnerable we change and help others to make changes too. You did a great job with keeping the weight off. I'm sure this post will be an inspiration to others!

Momstheword said...

I think you're even thinner now, aren't you?

Kathy said...

Thanks for telling me about this post. Wow, that is amazing the changes you made. Congratulations on keeping it off, too! It really encourages me to do what I've set out to do now.

MondaythroughSunday said...

Great advice! I was thinking that I need to do this. But thinking will get me no where...so I need to make a decision and stick to it.

Those pics are amazing!! The first one is when we ate the pan of brownies together...LOL..actually I think it was your pregnant friend that pigged out that day. :)

Julie said...

something new, something new!!!

Robin said...

I'm writing to ditto Julie's comment :) No pressure of course...

Mireille'sfan said...

I have a VERY strong sugar habit and I hate being a slave to food. I have been praying about that too. Yet, having read Mireille's book "French Women Don't Get Fat", it has helped me to regroup and eat as I was raised to eat, pretty much. I lived in Europe and visited France, so I can understand her ways and LOVE them. I am losing, following her excellent information. One more prayer will help me though, in kicking sugar. Thank you!