Eating to the glory of God is not easy for someone who was a lifelong glutton. The old habits are hard to kill, they keep resurrecting. I have had to keep reminding myself of the goal that I have.
Thankfully, daily weight tracking is a good metric at this point in my journey. Since I am in the Obese III category, if I eat healthy and control my portions to the amounts that I need to eat to get healthy, I should see my weight reducing. This of course may not be the case when I reach a healthy weight – but that is a long way off for now. I have religiously weighed myself daily – may be missed a day or two when I was away from home. But in general, I have a way to measure my work. I have learned that what you cannot measure, you cannot manage. Metrics are helpful and they are helping me check my eating.
I have now lost 26.6% of my total excess weight in 5 months. Mathematically speaking, it should take 15 months to shed the rest. But, obviously the body doesn’t necessarily agree to follow mathematical logic. There will be resistance, there will be plateauing, there may be slips on my part. There could be things beyond my control. However, I have learned to be content in my situation. I am very glad that I have reached this point in my journey. This seemed impossible a few years ago. Yet, now I weigh nearly as much as I did a decade ago! For a lot of people that would mean they are fit now, but in my case I am still Obese III now. I need to loose 24.4% of my current excess weight to be categorized as Obese II.
I am tempted to set a date and a work on this loss as a goal. But, my goal is healthy eating to the glory of God. And the results will show itself in time. I do not want to use crash diets, skip meals, overwork myself just to reach a number. So, I have to resist the inclinations to push myself in ways that may bring desired results but through unsustainable means.
I log these records as a way to look back and reminisce my journey someday. It is also a way to be accountable. I have no known readers of this blog post to my knowledge. However, if you do read this post, do pray that I keep on pressing on.