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!