I am up to 10 pounds lost now. But wow, have I had to fight for it! The budget can be brutal at times, especially in the summer when we have 4 of our own birthdays, plus father's day and other relatives birthdays to celebrate. So my $275 budget can get busted pretty easily within the first week of payday and for the second week I am down to $50 for a week of food, when I am literally buying beans and cornbread to keep us on budget, or at least off credit cards. Beans and cornbread is not exactly weight loss food for a girl who an gain weight even looking at a grain, so the pounds have been stubborn. On a low starch diet I can lose around 7-8 pounds the first week and 4-5 the weeks thereafter. But at least I have stayed on my goal of 3 pounds a week. If I can just stay with that then I will reach my goal of 50 pounds by mid October. I know I CAN do it (all things through Christ! and I know He wants me to be as healthy as I can be nutritionally), and I really WANT to do it. So I have confidence it will get done. But you ladies out there know, we have mother nature to contend with. When she visits there can be real weight gain--like that of 5 pounds overnight. But this time I gained only half a pound! woo-hoo!
So onward and upward (actually downward. lol)!! Weight loss is NOT easy, but we are to die to self in alot of areas, and this is no different. Goals like this ARE acheiveable when "I bring my body into subjection..." (1 Corinthians 9:27) .