Saturday, April 5, 2008

D is for Discipline

I would like to tell you about my friend Lisa. I spoke with her in great length this week about a new development in her life. Lisa was a former big girl like myself, but she has been working hard in the last 8 months. She has lost 85 lbs. And she's lost that much that quickly because she has some serious Discipline with a capital D.

Lisa starting eating natural foods only in September 2007. She has undergone this amazing change with her eating habits only in a matter of 8 months! Amazing. She still has 25 lbs or so that she'd like to lose, so she is adding exercise.

But, you guys, this woman hasn't touched chocolate, ice cream, white bread, cookies, sweets, potatoes or anything otherwise indulgent for 8 months! Not one bite has gone into her mouth. Not THAT, my friends, is pure determination.

She looks amazing. I wish she could rub some of her will-power off on me. I need to get to work. For serious!

4 comments:

Mommy Brain said...

I like the ABC thing this month.

WOW! That IS a lot of discipline. I'm trying to excercise more to counteract my love of all things unhealthy. Of course, this means having the discipline to go to the gym three times a week...

Jana said...

Good for her! I can't imagine giving up EVERY indulgence....your friend has some real willpower!

d e v a n said...

Wow! Good for her.

jennifer said...

That is really inspiring!