As 2015 comes to a close, I am pleased to write another Duffy post. This one will be short and sweet.
When I began this series in 2014, I knew it would take more than a year to lose all the weight I hoped to lose. At the time, I had full faith in a whole food plant based (WFPB) diet and didn’t think much about the obstacles I would encounter, especially psychological ones.
In my last post, I shared that I have an addiction to food and was hoping to begin a food addiction recovery counseling program in late September or early October, 2015. That did start and although its been anything but smooth sailing, I am learning so much about myself and my relationship with food and with God.
Dealing with this food addiction has given me cause to consider anew D&C 89:4 and the rest of the revelation, both the warnings and promises. I have much to ponder in my heart.
At the time of this writing I have lost almost 80 lbs total, so I lost the weight I had regained and then a little bit more. It doesn’t feel like a lot to show for two years of WFPB (on again, off again throughout this last year) but I remain committed to what I believe to be an inspired way of eating and living. And, when I look at these pictures, I know that 80 lbs has made a tremendous difference in how I look and feel. It is hard to look at the first two pictures with compassion because I hated how I looked and felt so much at the time those were taken. But I am glad to have the reference so that I can see how far I’ve come.
Thank you for sharing my journey with me. I’ll plan to check in again mid-2016.
All the best,