This morning, four days after the date I had hoped for, I was at my goal weight for my first commitment of 209.
To be honest, I have been eating VERY good this past month. We even had an overnight trip we took where I ate good, which is way out of the ordinary (travel to me usually means “Eat whatever you want”). I thought I would be back at 209 much earlier than February 5th and that I would get to start working on my second commitment (200 by May 5th) early. Well, God apparently had different plans. I believe he was teaching me patience and also about giving up control. I have said it before and I will say it again, all I can do is my part, the rest is not in my control.
So today begins a new journey. Going from 209 down to 200. If this is anything like getting down to 209, it is going to be painfully slow. I hope to average 3 pounds a month, but again, I will simply do my part and let go of the rest.
God is good.