Saturday, March 31, 2018

Final Day

Good Afternoon,
Today is my "Final" day of the Daniel Fast. All that means is as of tomorrow I will allow a few things back into my diet. This includes eggs, raw honey for sweetner and the ocassional lean meat. Other than that, I will stay eating the way I have for the last 6 weeks. To be honest, I will allow myself a "treat" for my bday in April. As of this morning, I have lost 24lbs. My goal is to lose 16 more by May 8th. I see my GP on that day.

Thanks for all your support and encouragement.

Keens

Monday, March 26, 2018

Confession

Good Evening Ya'll, 

I have a confession. I overate at dinner. I had made homemade spagetthi sauce and whole grain pasta. I went for a second bowl. Now, I am over full and I feel miserable. First time in over 5 weeks. I am learning. This is progress not perfection. Next, I will remember this horrible feeling. I must remember what my friend used to say..."dont live to eat but eat to live". I must confess I am a food addict. I have a love/hate relationship with food. Old habits die hard. I must continue to commit to my food plan and portions. This is a life long lesson.

Thank you for your love and support.

Forever Friends, 
Keena

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Why??

Maybe some of you are asking yourself "why is Keena posting this on facebook and on her blog?" Well, the answer is simple: Accountability. I need accountability. I have committed to a completely different eating lifestyle. It will be too easy to fall back into old habits. But, knowing that I am publically posting my progress, I have more incentive to stay on track.

BTW, I went back to mom's and I have lost 2 more pounds making the total 21.

Thanks for your support.

Much love,
Keena

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Weight Update

Hey y'all

I finally made it to mom's to weigh and I haven't lost an ounce this week. So discouraging
 However it's late in the afternoon and I had a good lunch:grilled shrimp, salad and fruit. Plus I have been drinking water all day. I will keep plugging on

Thx for your prayers and encouragement

Keena

Monday, March 19, 2018

My Health Journey

Good Afternoon, 

To make a long story short God has called me to better eating. I began Feb 14th, the beginning of Lent. No Im not Catholic but I believe it was just a good starting point for me. God has challenged me to eat according to the Daniel Fast for the duration of Lent. For those that dont know what that is, its simple. No meat(I am allowing myself fish and seafood), no dairy, no sugar or artificial sweetners, and no caffiene. Of course that means no processed food, no fast food and no soda!! Also no bread that contains yeast. WHEW!! That was most of my diet. Its been hard. Ive had to learn how to cook different things. I havent been able to ask Bob to bring home food unless its a simple salad.  Im having to cook more bc I cant have packaged food. HOWEVER, 

The results have been amazing. As of date, I have lost 19lbs. I will weigh tomorrow at mom's bc I dont have a scale at home. My chronic nausea is gone. My bowels are better. My bp and sugar levels have reduced so much I am having to decrease my meds. Im discovering that I like trying new dishes. The great thing is Bob is enjoying some of my meals. He still eats pretty much the same. 

Officially, the "fast" is over March 31st but I have been convinced (by God and family) to keep eating healthy. Granted, I may have a piece of cheese or an egg on occassion but I will not go back to my Dt. Mt Dew. I will continue to eat healthy. 

I have 2 goals I believe God has set before me. 1) to lose 120lbs by April 21st 2019 and 2) be off all medications by that same time. It will require God's healing bc some of my conditions are NOT weight induced. 

Because of my health issues, I cannot walk far or stand for long periods of time. However, I am trying to walk on our treadmill for 3 minutes a day with several days in between. I know it doesnt sound like much but its better than staying on the couch all day. My goal is to build up my time and the frequency. 

Here is a recent pic of me:




Much love, 
Keena

Saturday, March 17, 2018

I'm Back

Hey 
I am back.  I have decided to restart my blog. Hopefully, I will attract more followers. I have a huge announcement come monday.

Love always,
Keena

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