As far as cheating goes, I have not really been tempted since starting the program. It is amazing to me how my mental concept of this program has changed my temptation levels. Thursday night at Bible study, we always meet to eat first so everyone brings a covered dish or a desert. I brought ice cream, toppings, and Cool Whip. When everyone was digging in, I just sat there and chatted. I was not inclined in the least to eat the ice cream. This was a BIG feat for me!
Yesterday at church, afterwards we eat. Again, I was not tempted. I sat at the table with everyone and fellowshipped, but I did my shake and was very content. I am not sure if I have lost the desire or just crave so intensely to be pain free that my body has made the decision for me.
I had another day without Advil and I slept like a rock last night. I never got up one time.
I realize this may not resonate in your mind as big achievements, but to someone who fights daily with fibromyalgia, MS, forms of arthritis, etc., it is a HUGE VICTORY!! I am not where I want to be by far, but each day I am improving. This gives me something to aim for. I can finally see a future that I had only envisioned or watched from the sidelines for so long.
I did not get my Memorial Wall or Prayer Page up and running this weekend as I had planned. I hope to do some work on them this week so stay tune and have a truly blessed day!!!
Oh, one last thing ... my husband bought a new set of scales yesterday for the house. Being this was not a weight loss program for me ... though it is for many ... I have not worried about my weight. With the scales sitting in front of me this morning, I decided to step on them. I weighed in at 213.5 ... I have lost 4.5 pounds. Not too shabby as a bonus on top of everything else!
Have a truly blessed day!