Muriel Watson writes: I am very happy to say that last week was much better than the rest! I have been to the gym everyday except Thursday and that was because I had to take Brittany back to Duke for a follow up from her surgery. My friend, Teresa, and I are on a mission to not only look and feel better, but to become healthier.
I am watching everything I eat and I drink nothing but water now. We try to bring our lunches to work but on the days that we don't, we visit our favorite pizza shop right next door to our job. The food there is great! However, I don't even want to think about the carb and sugar grams in pizza, pasta or subs! I know, I have figured them up and it wasn't a pretty sight! When we go there now, we are very careful about what we order. My new favorite is the grilled chicken salad and a bottle of water. It makes me feel full longer than the pasta and subs did. I have more energy than before and just feel great all over! I am still tanning and love how the color looks. I no longer glow like the ghost of Christmas past! I am starting to enjoy how I feel and look for the first time, in a long time. It feels great.
It's nice to have great friends who are always there when I need them for support. Life is hard enough and when you are trying to lose weight, sometimes it seems impossible to stay motivated. My kids are my little cheerleaders; they encourage me to go to the gym even when I am tired. They have become self-conscious about how much sugar and carbs are in products. They are reading labels now and passing on the soda or fruit juice for water instead. They have even made their own decision to give up TV time to play outside instead. I am so proud of them!
I am more motivated now than ever and I know that with the encouragement of my kids and my friends, I will have more good weeks to report on.
Thank you for your prayers and thoughts. It means a lot to me. I wanted to save the best for last! I did lose three pounds last week and am so overjoyed about that! I hope you all have a great week as well and I will report back in a couple of days on how its going. Take care. God Bless!