He still looks so happy, doesn't he?
Thank you so much for your kind comments and for welcoming me back. Thank you for sharing our joy about our adoption plans. It's such a good feeling to have the support of family and friends in this. Some people have been over the top excited about it, and that just makes me smile. :) We are very, very blessed to have this opportunity.
My faith and my relationship with God is changing and growing so much right now. When we follow him and trust him in obedience to what he's asked us to do, Oh My! He just multiplies his love in our hearts. This adoption is a leap of faith for us. Any adoption is a leap of faith! Knowing that God is right here with us every step of the way, means it's going to be a precious journey.
Some of you asked if I would share about our weight loss plan. I have been going to Weight Watchers since early August I believe. My weight loss was pretty steady until Christmas happened. I kind of fell off the wagon completely for a few weeks. Then I had to lose a few pounds that all of those cookies caused. :) WW changed their program and that took some getting used to. Change isn't easy sometimes, but I finally decided to get serious again and more weight is slowly coming off. You know what? If I follow the plan and eat within the guidelines, it works! Imagine that.
Alan joined a program at Midwest Weight Control in July. It's a medically assisted weight loss program, and could sort of be compared to Medifast. He was under their doctor's care, and also had visits with their counselor and nutritionist. For many weeks, he only drank their shakes and ate their protein bars. Slowly, he has added in more foods, as the nutritionist has allowed and advised. Now he's only drinking 1 shake a day and eating a bar, I think. All the rest is regular food. So it's been good that not only has it been about his diet, but has also addressed the mental and emotional part of eating. Another cool thing, is that at least 2 of Alan's friends have joined and started their weight loss journeys, plus another friend at work was inspired to lose a lot of weight on his own.
We were walking a lot when the weather was warmer. I have to admit I've been much more sedentary this winter. I will be so happy when the weather warms and we can be out walking again. Alan is good to do a lot of walking and jogging on the treadmill and also walks in the skyways downtown on his lunch breaks.
Have a great day!