Hello March, what took you so long to get here?
Let me tell you all something very important, February was a rough month for me. All these years I never realized how much I relied on food to get me through the issues of life. I mean of course I enjoyed an occasional pint of ice cream or Dairy Queen Blizzard after an argument with my college boyfriend. What young girl didn’t?
And yes I might have turned to some southern style comfort foods like cream gravy over starchy potatoes or macaroni and cheese when the going got tough. Wait, that’s not normal?
Okay well maybe the speech I gave myself time and time again that since my thyroid was an issue hindering my weight loss, I didn’t need to work so hard. In fact, maintaining all this extra weight was okay as long as I didn’t gain. I totally believed that 40 pounds ago.
Yeah, so now you see why February was such an emotional month for me. Along with the normal stress of life I just had to choose the month filled with extra issues to kick my food addiction. So here I was dealing with a hospitalized husband WITHOUT OVEREATING! I was also forced to handle other pop up issues including lost friendships, a rumor report I shut down, father-in-law’s illness, and season of depression that I hung onto longer than I should have. Lord, I really needed that ice cream and carbohydrate high last month.
Once I did some research and realized what was going on I completely understood why I felt so overwhelmed with emotions and assumed I had no other way to handle them. As a believer, I had to also do some biblical research to understand what was going on with my body. I definitely suggest the Error of Man and Error of Man 2 DVDs by Pastor Lewis because these were very helpful and included tips on how to combat this weight loss journey naturally and spiritually. I also enjoyed Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead as well as Fat Sick, and Nearly Dead 2 via Netflix as both were great motivation to kick sugar and carbohydrate addiction out the door. I also did a lot of research about my thyroid and what foods I can eat to help it function better. **When doing research look for reputable sources and always consult a physician and nutrition when making changes to your diet.**
This month I look forward to continuing to conqueror this weight loss and learning more about proper nutrition for my family. #TeamKEMP has been so awesome to come along this journey with me and they haven’t complained that much about the new foods. We try a new food each week and most have been a hit. I’m grateful for such an amazing support system because some people don’t have that. I also plan to complete another cleanse this month. Also, “according to my research” as my systems get cleaned out I know what to look for I can combat my withdrawal symptoms while my body get used to an even healthier, healthy lifestyle.
To see my February Weight Loss Wrap-Up check out my recent video
You can also see my March weight loss goals and a detailed look at my Faith Fitness Planner via this recent video.
Don’t forget to download your FREE FITBOOK GOAL GETTER CALENDAR HERE
I am going to conquer goals in March guys! I am going to beast every workout in April! I am going to vanquish any doubters in May! I am going to obliterate pounds June! I think you get the point here. In 2017 I will be victorious over this because I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME. (Philippians 4:13)
Oh, and don’t forget to check out the Christian encouragement post from last week about Raising Sharp Arrows.
Make this week peaceful,