Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cheating while on the program

Whenever someone leaves a comment for me on a post from my blog, it comes to my e-mail address.  Someone did that today and I have not been able to find their original post to reply to, so I'm just going to address the question in a new post completely.  The question was whether or not I have cheated while on the program and what are the risks if I do.

Personally, I have not cheated with food while I have been on Optifast.  Except for one time, I have not been even tempted to do so.  When I decided to do the program in the first place, I had hit a bottom and a low in my weight and health I couldn't ever imagine I would experience.  I was willing to do absolutely everything I was told to do.  If the clinic told me that I can only have shakes and no food, then by God that was what I was going to do.  I didn't want to die and that's really the direction I found myself facing.

Sometimes people do cheat while on Optifast.  We are human beings, not perfect by any means.  For me, one of the biggest deterrents from doing this was because then my body would have been knocked out of ketosis and I, for one, did not want to go through those two rough weeks again until I was back in ketosis.  I was so incredibly hungry, lightheaded and irritable during that time.  Some people can go into ketosis in just a few days, but it took me a full two weeks.  No thank you!

Something has definitely come over me in this program.  The things I am doing and have been willing to do were things I tried and failed at many, many times when trying other methods to lose weight.  Something different has happened to me here.  It's actually rather puzzling, but I certainly am not going to question it in the slightest.  I put one foot in front of the other and walk forward ... that's the absolute best I can do.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another encouraging, inspiring, etc. post, Kathy. May God continue to bless you in this most important journey!

Sussy

Kathy Bloomfield said...

Thank you, Sussy. I pray the same thing for you ;-)

Truth Teller said...

Wait... can you tell us about the one time??

Kathy Bloomfield said...

I blogged about it on the "Confession" post, but it was basically an overwhelming desire for food. When I looked at it, there were things going on (my visiting mother, stress, etc.) that really made things so much worse, coupled with just wanting something, anything to chew on. But I worked through it and the desire was eventually lifted after a day or two, thank God. Now that I have hit past my halfway mark, I feel like I can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel. It's still a long time from now, but I do so it!

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