Friday, July 18, 2008
Year of Miracles #13
My miracle this week is another answer to prayer and personal revelation for me: I learned why I had plateaued in my weight loss for three months. I have been working for the past year on getting to a healthier weight. Things had been going pretty well (my body does NOT like to lose weight) and I was able to lose about 25 pounds. But then a plateau. It seemed like nothing I tried could break through it. I began praying for help because I could tell divine intervention was required. Then one day a few weeks ago my Weight Watchers coach made the comment that her experience has been that many of those on a plateau are there because they are eating too many grams of sugar--even if they are eating the right number of points. She noted that the recommended daily allowance of sugar is around 40 to 45 grams per day. After hearing this I decided to track my sugar intake and discovered that at least half of the days out of the week I was likely to be going over the 45 grams (if I had not been tracking it and making better food choices). In the two weeks since I have been tracking I have dropped two more pounds and it looks like the plateau days are behind me (for now).
Scripture of the Day: Isaiah 61:1