A Tale of Two Weddings

I have two nephews who got married one year after the other.  When my nephew, David, was going to marry his lovely bride, Brooke, I wanted to lose weight for the wedding.  I set a goal I thought was attainable and worked to meet it.  I was 235 pounds, and my goal was to be under 200 pounds within the year.  I was determined, but did I make it?  Nope.  I lost a little bit by relying on portion control (which left me hungry) and walking.   Disappointment at not losing the weight did not keep me from having a fantastic time at the wedding.  Three months later, at 219 pounds, I was in a doctor’s office where he told me I needed to go on a restricted diet of no sugar, no flour, and no yeast.  He mentioned I’d lose weight, but after trying before, I didn’t have much hope.  This time I was determined and now had the tools to make it happen.  The biggest difference seemed to be going sugar free.  I had to learn how to have a sugar free life.  The weight went so fast that I had to buy new clothes again and again.  There were always temptations to eat something sugary, especially if I was in a hurry or tired.  For my nephew Brian’s wedding I set a new goal of reaching 150 pounds. Setting the goal kept me going.  There were times I wanted to take a break from this no sugar diet.  The goal helped me stay the course.  David’s wedding would be the “before,” and Brian’s wedding would be the “after” starting this new sugarfree lifestyle.  Did I reach my goal?  Nope.  I was 153, but missing my goal by three pounds didn’t keep me from dancing the night away at Brian and Heather’s wedding.

Before My Sugar Free Lifestyle

The “Before” Me

The “After” Me

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