I have to be real and say I have one serious challenge; the reality being that I am an emotional eater. I eat when I am unhappy, sad, stressed and even when I am happy. Most of my life I used my emotions as an excuse to eat.
After a great success in 2014, when I lost a total 42kg in 5 months on TLC and managed to keep it off for nearly 3 years, life happened. I allowed people to get me down and my emotions and circumstances to get the better of me and used this as an excuse to eat everything I could. Over a period of 15 months I put half the weight back on.
When one falls the best thing to do is get back up and try again. I must be honest and admit that it was more challenging this time around purely because I have already been there and done it. I have managed to lose just over 20Kg this time in just over 3 months. I have been fighting this battle most of my life and I can positively say that TLC is the only program that really does work for me with lasting results!
How long each one of us keeps our new weight and lease on life is a personal choice. We can choose to follow the steps to a healthier lifestyle which TLC helps teach us or we can come up with all the excuses in the world as to why we go back to our old ways.
I want to encourage anyone who has fallen to get up and try again. If at first you don’t succeed, get up and try again! Half the battle is already won when you want it bad enough and have made up your mind to do it, find your source of strength, mine was my faith in my Savior Jesus Christ. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me (Phil4v13).
Today is the first day of the rest of our lives and the choice we make today will affect our lives tomorrow.
Thank you TLC for everything.