Tomorrow is my first day on the Grace and Strength diet. The first two days are “load” days. I will be getting the hcg in my system and preparing my body for a very low calorie diet. In order to do that, I will be eating basically junk. A lot of junk. After that I will move on to phase 2, the actual diet part of the program, and stay on that phase of until I lose the weight that I need to lose. When I get to my goal weight I will move into the maintenance phase.
I talked with my coach, Anna, today. I am always amazed at how God works in our lives. I cannot imagine that there could be a better coach out there for me. We have so much in common and she just gets me. It was just a confirmation that this is exactly what I’m supposed to do at this time in my life.
I had my mom take some before photos for me tonight. I am not feeling super great and my nerves were worn very thin so they are not good pictures at all. I’m going to try to get better ones, but those may just have to do. I’ll post them as soon as she e-mails them to me. My aunt took some pictures of me at my cousin’s wedding Saturday night. If those turn out good I’ll use them instead.
I’ll have all my beginning stats probably on Friday. In all honesty, I’m struggling with putting them out here. I said I would, and I will because I need the accountability, but it feels a little like Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter. Once those numbers are out there, everyone will know. I may as well be wearing them on my chest. I’m going to have to just post them and then forget about them until the next post when I see the numbers start going down and then maybe I won’t feel so bad about it.
I would appreciate lots of prayers during this journey. I’m ready to move out of the prison that I’ve been in for so many years and move on with my life.
Blessings and good night!