I am pretty excited as I have started back on my 7.2. I may have already shared this but I had fallen by the wayside in my 7.2 regimen. The good news is I did not gain a single pound back of the 18 pounds I had lost. I was so happy! Since Monday ... I have not weighed yet this morning ... I have lost 2.1 pounds. Not bad for 3 days!!!! And, as I always knew, I am feeling much better. More energy which we definitely need this time of year. A friend from work has been doing it with me and she has lost 2.6 pounds since Monday. 7.2 definitely works and the benefits to your health are as no other diet plan out there. How many diet plans do you know that prevent cancer from residing in your body ... improves eye sight ... improves mentality ... helps alleviate the pain from fibromyalgia, arthritis, lupus, MS, and the list goes on? I know about the alleviation from pain firsthand, and I can testify to the fact that 7.2 is all it claims to be. I have heard testimonies from people all over the world, not one complaint. I have not seen a negative thing about 7.2 since it was introduced in our lives almost a year ago. People claim it is too expensive, but it is not when you weigh it against what you may be paying for other things in your life. If you take 7.2 for pain relief, how much is it saving you in medicine and doctor bills? If you are taking it for weigh loss, how much is it saving you in groceries? I can answer these questions quickly and tell you it is saving you big! The shake alone replaces 14 meals a week. How much money does it cost you to grocery shop for 14 meals, or go out to eat 14 meals. If you pay $5.00 per meal, which we know is quite low, you save $280.00 a month.
The second biggest complaint I have heard is I have to eat with my family in the evening. Yes, you do and you should. I do my shakes for breakfast and lunch. If I get hungry in between which I sometimes do, I have a handful of carrots or celery ... something to stave off the hunger. I may have a cup of salad. It works no matter what it is. Then, I go home and have dinner with my family.
For every reason you give me you cannot do or afford 7.2, I can give you the answer. Bottom line ... if your health is important to you ... if you want to alleviate pain and suffering in your life ... if you are tired of being overweight or even obese ... you will find a way for 7.2 in your life. As with all things, it is a choice. It may even be a sacrifice, but we sacrifice for those things that matter.
My husband and son surprised me this week. My birthday is not until the 10th. Keep in mind my husband has never been one for shopping for birthdays, etc. It is just not something he is good at. Well, I came home on Monday and there was a pretty big box ... beautifully wrapped ... sitting on our antique desk. I walked over to it and it had written on it, "To Mom ... Happy Birthday ... Love Donnie and Chris"! You could have knocked me over with a feather. I went to reach for it and was told ... instantly and firmly ... do not touch. If I touch it again before my birthday, they will return it. Is not that mean? I have to look at it daily for over a week. The curiosity is killing me!
I had wrapped some gifts for Christmas and put them under the tree a few days prior to the birthday surprise. When I said to my son, "Son, 10 days is a long time to have to look at that gift. You are so mean to mommy." His response, "Mom, Christmas is 25 days away and I have to look at the gifts under the tree!" Smart boy!
Work this week has been good but busy. We have audits coming up which we are trying to prepare for. Plus, my workload is just so unpredictable. I can be busy as I can be one minute, and then the following day nothing to do. It is crazy the way it works. We drew names for Christmas yesterday and we are planning a dinner together. I like doing things like this, and I am excited.
I have to run. Not much to report as nothing much happening. My struggle I have spoken about in other blogs is improving daily. It is a slow process, but I am good with it. Keep praying for me. And, if you read my latest article entitled, "The Good Deception", then you know I requested prayer for someone else.
Have a great week and many blessings to you all!