Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Shotgun Update

A quick update as I've not blogged for over 2 weeks. 

I flew out 30 Oct to Nashville, TN for the PWOCI 2012 International Training Conference. I served on this year's Leadership Selection Team for the International Executive Board. This was an amazing learning opportunity for me. 

I flew home 6 November. I discovered I had brought an unwelcome bug of some sort home with me and could not get out of bed for a week. 

I got up yesterday. I'm on light schedule...but I am making it back to the land of the living. 

I've got many things on the blog schedule to update: conference, traveling, Christmas Shopping, Couples Retreat, Vegan lifestyle, Adult Gherkin updates, this land I love. 

In the meantime - here's a photo of me taken this a.m. It's true this plant eating lifestyle is agreeing with me. 44 pounds lost. I'm now below my "realistic goal" and only 8 lbs from my "goal" for weight loss in 2012.  I suspect I will reach somewhat lower before this is over, though Michael assures me eventually my body will know it's time to quit losing weight. ::snort::  The thing is there is no "maintenance" plan to this lifestyle....the eating style is the maintenance. That's a nice thing to know. ::snort::  I think if my body doesn't quit losing (which it will) I'd just add back more grains and a few more added sugar items.

Choosing Joy!
©2012 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Dana said...

You look great De'Etta! So glad you are on the mend, too!

Lois said...

Congratulations, De'Etta! You look fabulous, in fact I thought it was a picture of Bre. Way to go!

Kristine said...

I can't believe you had that much weight that you could lose! You look wonderful! Glad to see you back on your feet. :)

Jen said...

You look great!

Kim said...

Wow, De'Etta! You look Wonderful! I'd mistake you for one of your daughters! Still no headaches???

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Thanks all. For those who don't believe I had 40+ pounds to lose check out the "Following to Freedom" tab which has a photo of me at 180. LOL

Kim - MIGRAINE FREE since August - except for the night I had a couple T of spinach/artichoke dip. Evidently parmasean is out. I will eventually try small amounts of various types of cheeses and see if there are some I can eat...but honestly due to the cholesterol all are bad for me.

Anonymous said...

Sis: you look super! Maybe dad/i will have to try some of your diet like just the veg.tarian part. Not sure either one of us could give up meat....especially dad and also the bread. Still health should dictate.

You do look a lot like your girls now.

congrats. and keep up the good work. Is Mike still on the vegin diet with you? How long have you been on this diet? Congrats again and God Bless You. love/prayers - mom t.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Glad you're back to the land of the living, and GOOD GOLLY MISS MOLLY I thought that was a photo of one of your daughters!

Julie G

Renee said...

you look great; you may be confused as your eldest daughters' sister instead of mom

Beth S. said...

De'Etta, you look great! Keep up the good work. You are beautiful inside and out!! Always have been :)