I sometimes find myself wondering if I peering over the edge of becoming a diet evangelist. Heaven forbid! But, just as exploring the wonders of God’s love can turn one into a true evangelist, this low-carb eating and the results with respect to how I feel, how my body is responding in a positive and rewarding manner, the internal sense of well-being is sure to have some sort of push toward my wanting to “shout it from the mountaintop”….

And so – now, just as I believe that St. Francis of Assisi was on to something when he said “Preach the Gospel at all times; use words only when necessary”, I find I must work the same way. Or in Nike terms – “Just do it!” and let your light shine so that others will be drawn into asking “What’s up with you, anyway?”

I’ve been at this for about 6 weeks now – I’m down only about 12 lbs. That doesn’t bother me (I’ve got 45 to go, I think). Fortunately, every other week I trot down to the Pharmaceutical Care Center, here on Auburn’s campus, and weigh in on one of those fancy-smancy Tanita scales that tries to measure everything (fat mass, Fat Free Mass, water, BMI, basal metabolic needs, etc). And what that told me on my last visit was that while the net weight loss rang up at 2.2#, the fat mass was down 5# – water was up, and I think I may have developed a bit of muscle.

All this goes to show that you have to look beneath the surface… and I still feel really good.

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