I’m Losing Weight, and I’m Really Scared!
Recently, I went to my doctor, and he told me I am overweight for my age and height, and things are developing that would not serve me long term. He put me on medication for type 2 diabetes, which runs in my family, and it scared the dickens out of me. Then I learned more about how what’s sitting around my gut is dangerous for my health. Then, I had a little bit of a come to Jesus meeting when I went to Walgreens to get a prescription filled, and they told me this particular prescription costs $395! So all of the sudden, my neck snapped back, and I thought, “Wait a minute. If I lose weight, maybe I don’t have to pay $395 for medication that I don’t want to take anyway!”
As life would have it, I was introduced to a customer called Ideal Protein, and I had become friends with their executives. I started their protocol which is administered by a doctor and a health coach.
At first, I thought, “No, I don’t want to do it because I would have to give up all of the things I LOVE.” I love French fries; I love fried chicken; I love anything that is greasy and will send you to heaven a little bit sooner. But I realized there were some things I needed to cut out of my diet like sodas, white sugar, and white flour.
At first, I was really scared, because my diet has been like it has been forever, and I thought that I was losing control. I realized I use frequent traveling as an excuse not to eat properly. And what I realized is; if I am going to get healthier for my children and for life in general, brilliant living starts with brilliant weight loss.
I am now losing weight, and it’s all because of diet. For example, I am learning to love water now!
When I received the news that I was losing weight, I thought, “You know what? This is totally doable.” My goal is to lose about 50 pounds. My main motivation is getting healthy for my family and getting healthy for myself.
Stay tuned! My weight loss journey has only just begun.