Friday, May 27, 2011
May 27, 2011: Know When to Fold 'Em
I didn't track yesterday, but I did join Weight Watchers this morning :-) Something had to give, so it had to be my approach to eating; the food's not going to change (thank you, Serenity Prayer). If I keep doing what I've always done, I'm gonna get what I've always got, right? It's just plain stupid not to ask for help. I'm at my whoppingest weight ever, 182.8 pounds, and I'm only 5'1". I've never been more than 170 pounds until now. I'm also borderline type II diabetic, hooked up by my primary doctor with diabetes classes and a blood sugar monitor as well as 500 g metformin daily.
I really thought cutting out sugar and flour would have the added benefit, in addition to bringing me closer to God, of lowering my poundage. But getting closer to God involves not just yapping at Him but also hearing him better when he reveals His will, and I've been getting "Weight Watchers" for a few weeks now. Since I've been having that thought consistently over time, and because I've been averse to Weight Watchers since they converted over to the Points Plan many years ago, I know that message was coming from God and not my own ego, LOL. EGO = Edging God Out, by the way :-) So, I just put one foot in front of the other and landed at a Weight Watchers meeting this morning.
So, I had a bit of a party in my mouth today because I'll start the plan tomorrow. Nothing like going out with a bang, huh? And I figure I can do the no-sugar/no-flour thing in the context of a structured eating plan. I still want my experiment to focus on my relationship with God and not on my weight, but I don't see anything wrong with making them equal in importance. Do you?