Weight Loss this week: 0
Total Weight Loss: 118 pounds
Left to lose till next goal: 7 pounds
OK so as you might have noticed I never posted on Saturday. I actually left town on Friday and went to OKC with my husband for the weekend. So I weight in the morning and I was exactly where I was last week. I think I’m ok with that though. I feel like I have been putting myself under a ton of pressure to lose every single week and I’ve been stressing myself out. I have been doing a ton of reading and read that stress can actually cause our body to retain fat. So I feel like I need to stop pressuring myself so much. So I decided to take the weekend off totally. I didn’t weigh in and I didn’t stress out about it. I did still try to stick to my diet even though we ate out a lot. I did give in though for the first time since I started this 8 months ago and had some onion rings. So I am a little disappointed in myself about that. However, I am back on track this week. I am right where I left off so hopefully after my stress free weekend I can get myself back on the losing track!
I wanted to share something I read in my book for my PhD course that I am starting on Friday. In 1994 the Nutritional Health Alliance (which sounds like a good thing but actually is not) lobbied for the passage of the dietary supplement health and education act. So what is that you ask, well this act gives anyone the ability to sell almost any drug to the public as long as they do not make any claims about the effects on your health. So I read this and was shocked! You all know that I was very torn when I started this journey about whether to have surgery or not, but another part of this was whether to use weight loss supplements. I am very fearful of using medication (regardless of what they are for) for many reasons but I am specifically afraid of diet supplements. I don’t know how many times I have read about or seen on television that a diet drug is being recalled due to causing deaths or permanent health damages. I am so happy that I am losing my weight though natural sources. I am not trying to say that all supplements are bad but if natural weight loss is achievable then I hope that you would consider it.
Ok so I hope that this little tidbit of information might be helpful. I am currently work on making a list of apps that are the most useful for me when it comes to weight loss so hopefully that post will be coming up soon.
Take care and have a wonderful week!