Here’s a video that shows an overview of the Life Call program and my story:
Archive for December, 2011
Here’s a video that shows an overview of the Life Call program and my story:
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December 18, 2011 Life Call update:
It was a good week. 2.8 more pounds gone forever! That’s 25.3 pounds in 6 weeks. I was thinking how thankful I am to Dr. Paul Baker, Dr. Patrick Baker and Matt @ BEAT Personal Training for this awesome opportunity they’ve given me. Thanks again. I know I say that a lot but it is still ever present in my thinking how God is so good to send this opportunity into my life. May the Lord bless all those that have helped me!
I was terribly run down and tired this weekend from my workouts, iced and slept a lot. I’m hoping to get stronger as time goes by.
That’s it for this week.
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December 11, 2011 Life Call Update:
Had a good week, five weeks into my Life Call program. I am starting to feel less of the overwhelming cravings for food that I had the first four weeks of my Life Call program. They still come but it doesn’t seem to be as bad.
I now kind of understand what a person addicted to drugs and alcohol goes through. I have heard on news shows that to some people food can be as addictive as heroine. I do not claim that it is that bad because I don’t know what a person addicted to those things goes through but I do know it was extremely difficult the past five weeks.
People might say look what too much food is doing to you and your body. Food is your enemy but food has always been a comfort and friend to me. My Christmas season has been sort of hollow this year because I always connected a part of it with food. Food was my pleasure and comfort through many tough parts in my life. In my childhood, I grew up poor but the Lord was good and my Mother worked hard to raise a garden and canned so we always had something to eat. It was not like we had what most would call a lot of food. So when Christmas came around, we would usually get to have at least a turkey and some dressing and I remember picking the last bits of the leftovers days later after the dinner and normally that was the only time we had fresh citrus fruit or dessert. I know that Christ is the part of Christmas that I love but for some reason the imprinted childhood memories seem to be a part of you. So that is something I have been working through this Christmas season.
My workouts have been difficult but good. Wish my joints would comply more. I know the more I lose the easier it will be on my joints and that it is my fault for overeating and ruining my joints in the first place but all I know to do is to keep working. The trainers at BEAT Personal Training are great. I worked with Jake the first time this week. He was great. Matt, Jason and Jake are all great trainers. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone wanting to lose weight. Thanks, BEAT Personal Training!
December 3, 2011 Life Call Update:
Here I am with another week under my belt. I had an up and down week. Monday through Wednesday I had gained weight and I thought, oh no, I am doing just like I have on all my other failed “diets” . For some reason my body starts out like a house afire and then I gain either the 3rd or 4th week and then I get discouraged and think, well this isn’t working again.
Dr. Paul was very encouraging and said to not even think about it. When I weighed in on Friday, I was “down” another 3.9 pounds. That was 20 pounds even and 22.5 total inches off my body in four weeks. Praise the Lord!
I had my first test with being stuck without food at a day meeting. Oh boy, a brunch what do I do? I had about 2 tablespoons of a breakfast casserole and it did have potatoes in it but with such a tiny amount I think that was OK but no fruits, juices etc. just that. They gave out snacks later in the afternoon and out of the nuts and M&Ms I had a few nuts and I made it until I got home. A success in my book. I usually have a blender bottle with some protein in it in the car when I think I’m going to be out but I’d used it the day before and forgot to take it.
My workouts have been incredibly difficult. I hope my leaky heart valves do not burst but so far the Lord has seen me through. I may have to talk to the doctor about that concern. My poor old body is in such a terrible shape (mostly from my own overeating) that is why I’ve always been afraid to push it too far in exercise.
Heart with leaky valves, knees that are bone on bone, arthritis, fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis and pre-diabetic. If I can do this, certainly anyone can.
Planning on church in a few minutes so this is it for this week. Blessed week ahead for everyone!
November 29th Life Call Update:
Dr. Paul said I could have like two small red potatoes and a roasted vegetable medley but I only had like 3 or 4 tiny bites to see if I was missing anything and I wasn’t, so no need for that.
Went to my workout at BEAT Personal Training instead of shopping at Black Friday sales and I got the best deal I’m sure.
I have lost 16.1 pounds in 3 weeks and two days! There were only two of us (plus the trainers) in the gym when I got to the gym and only about two more came later. Matt, my trainer, told me one lady was thinking about signing up because she is so inspired by me. That doesn’t make me proud, it makes me grateful to the Lord she would want to be healthy as well because of the awesome opportunity Dr. Paul Baker and Dr. Patrick Baker have given me.
Although, I was glad when my workout was over it felt good to get it in. My trainer said he was going to tell Dr. Paul I’d had pumpkin pie but no sweets for me and that was probably the most will power I’ve ever had and again it felt good to not have eaten sweets. The pain from my fibromyalgia is pretty much gone. Dr. Paul was right again! Sugar and Fibromyalgia don’t mix. Thanks, again, Dr. Paul and Dr. Patrick for starting me on the road to a new healthy life!
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November 2oth update:
I am so happy with that and I know it will probably slow some as we go along but it is still encouraging. The only thing I can say is I still get terribly sore and am so weak and tired on my days off it is difficult to do other things. This weekend I was wiped out. I did go to church because my friend and I had signed up to bring a Thanksgiving box dinner to the church and we wanted to watch our new friend from our Bible Study get baptized but other than that it was mostly rest.
I was able to stand up a while and cook one of the recipes in the Maximized Living recipe book. It was the Buffalo Chicken recipe and it was good as they all have been that I have tried. I am going to just keep on keeping on and hope my weakness and tiredness subside.
Matt was my trainer again today at BEAT Personal Training. He sent my son a small video clip of me working out.
My son replied, “You don’t know how big I was smiling while watching it,”
He told me on the phone the other day that he was proud of me and so did my daughter. I have such supportive children.
Matt put me through it today but it will be worth it to get healthy. I iced when I got home plus Dr. Paul had me do some ultrasound on my knees to help the inflammation. Thanks, Dr. Paul.
Looking forward to Bible Study tonight and of course more, you guessed it, more icing. I am not complaining though this Life Call is an opportunity of a lifetime. Thanks, Dr. Paul and Dr. Patrick Baker!