I remember Nov 10th 2014 when we set off on our "diet" together, my diet-buddy was excited, I was in dread. I'd let myself go so far, I had SO much weight to lose. I was compulsively eating and so tired all the time...let alone the isolation and shame. Now I was inching out of that dark place with someone who only needed to lose 30lbs...I felt like I need to lose 3,000lbs.
The only way I could step was because I made a commitment to someone I cared about. Her success meant more than my own. I didn't really believe for myself anymore.
We stepped and then the next day we stepped again and the next day we stepped...and before we knew it that first week of detox was over. Step by step, day by day...the goal was to get through the obstacles and challenges of ONLY that day and considering we did this right before the holidays...we had our hands full. Often my goal was just to finish the day on plan and get to bed..."Oh, just to get to sleep" after all I never woke up hungry, I would dive for the covers seeking deliverance from that day!
The challenges made us USE our strength and commitment!
We found ourselves stronger and more capable as we went. I dove into the science of WHY a ketogenic diet REMOVED my hunger, cravings and how it was possible to have energy and feel so clear headed!!! Those benefits of the ketogenic diet came and LIFTED US HIGHER...Energy, confidence, suppressed appetite and few cravings. We transformed slowly on a daily basis on the diet mountain!
I climbed Yonah Saturday. I did it out of shape. My friends were younger and ready to scale, I was ready to stroll. In the most difficult part of the climb when I wanted to stop and give up, I hung on for them! They had need of the mountain! They needed that view to sit with and to find answers to their own questions.
We did it together, ONE step at a time...til we arrived! That's my diet story...