My JourneyBy: Lorraine
I am going to take you all on my Journey.....
Weekly I am going to share with you my progress, frustrations, and general info because I want you to know how great this program is and I want you to know it is available to you as well.
Here is a little about the program. For those of you who don't know, Upstate Nutrition offers a program called Journey. It is a wellness program designed to help you meet your individual goals towards a healthier lifestyle. In this program you are literally going on a Journey to your healthiest self.
I am about to turn the big 40 and it seemed like everything began to happen at once....weight gain, endometriosis, gallbladder issues, chronic pain in my left side....crazy! First steps were to undergo endometriosis surgery to remove that, removed the gallbladder, and am now left only with the weight I had gained and the chronic pain concerns.
I asked Wendy...owner of Upstate Nutrition and RD, to consult and work with me to improve my health while taking care of the aforementioned issues. This was the best thing I have ever done.
First of all, I am NOT on a diet. I enjoy all the foods I have always enjoyed. She has taught me to just simply minimize my habits that have contributed to my weight gain. I added small new habits to my day that have shown over the last two months to be amazing....the best part..it will last. I have always wanted to hurry up and take the weight off...you know... lose 6 pounds in a week, etc....I have done that in the past but ALWAYS gained it back....I am never doing that again. Extreme dieting I believe has led to many of the GI issues I have had and to probably more than I even know. So I am so thrilled I stopped the madness!
In mid February I started my Journey and was the heaviest I have ever been...today a month and a half later I have lost 6+ pounds! Didn't happen in a week....but for the first time I don't feel restricted and worried the weight will come back.
So this is the beginning of my Journey....I am not going to try and run the race the fastest...I will be slow and steady and happy the whole way!
Check in next week and hear where my Journey has led me!