Welcome To The New You!

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! Happy New You! This time of year, everyone seems to be focused on changing the things in their lives that need to be “fixed.” For me, I made a change last year. I decided that I was going to commit to be healthier. I had made this decision many times in the past, too many to count. But it was different this time, it was easier for some reason. You see, I just didn’t just change my eating habits, I changed my entire mindset.

I decided to dive into the deep end and cut out as many carbs from my diet as possible. I saw the doctor at the end of January 2019. I was heavier than I had ever been in my life. I knew if I didn’t make a change in my life, I might not make it much longer.

Since then, I have lost 70lbs! I have never lost that much weight in my life and the pounds keep dropping off. I feel great!

Over the holidays, I have allowed myself to indulge, and I can feel the effects. I am ready to go back to a healthier way of eating. Since I have been eating healthier, my body feels the effects of poor food choices now. I am able to recognize what putting good things into your body can make you feel like. Bring it on January. I hope to continue the downward trend on the scale.

To start this month, I am making a salad that tastes just like one of my favorite fast food treats. I’m sure most of you have had a delicious burger from a fast food restaurant that has two all-beef patties and a special sauce. Well, if you are like me, it’s all about that sauce! This salad takes everything you love about that hamburger but kicks the sugar and bread to the curb. So, enjoy your favorite burger, just in a better-for-you form.

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

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