I forgot to test my PH levels this morning, but I weighed in at ... I am so embarrassed to even say this ... 218 pounds. A few weeks ago it was 225, but I had started to make an attempt to change my eating habits so I had lost a few pounds. However, I need to really drive home to you that weight is not my purpose for this program. The health benefits far outweigh the loss of weight. I want to feel good ... I want to look good ... I want to be able to undo some of the things I have done to my body over the years. I want to experience going to bed at night and not being in pain within 5 minutes of laying down. I want to be able to get out of bed during the night and in the morning without it hurting so bad that I do not want to breathe. This is what it is about for me.
I want to post a picture ... as horrible as it will be for me ... of what I look like now so that you can see what 7.2 does for me in the weeks to come. I am going to try to do that tomorrow but for now I just need to retire because 5:00 a.m. comes awfully early. Then, I will weigh each week and post new pictures each month. Of course, I will share how my pain levels have changed. Today I have felt sort of tired, but I am sure that is because my body is so craving so much of the things I deprived it of today. Though tired on the one hand, I am energized on the other. I think my body is tired but my mind is not yet ready to turn in. I just got home from an awesome Bible study at my sister's house. Even my young son said it was good, and it definitely gave us something to ponder and pray about in the days ahead.
Things are far from over at work with staff being out, but today was a good day. It was the first day in almost 2 weeks where I felt like there was a ray of sunshine pushing through the clouds. It felt good.
Tomorrow my son turns 17 years of age. WOW! Where have the years gone? We were sharing some childhood memories tonight on the way to my sister's and it was so good to laugh with him. I will miss our one-on-one times, but I am so proud of the man he is becoming. God has truly blessed me with two wonderful children!
Good night ... until we meet again!