Saturday, November 30, 2013
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
I have been stuck most of this year. My weight has gone up and down. I still have 6 pounds to lose to get back to my weight before getting sick. Each week is a challenge. Some times I do really good and some weeks I drag my feet some. Pain is the problem. I need to fight harder. I need to be more obedient to the LORD. This body belongs to HIM. It is the temple of HIS HOLY SPIRIT. With the LORD's help and some strong discipline I am determined to have a successful week. I am going all strong arm on myself.
First and foremost I want to spend more time in prayer and Bible Study. I have to feed my spiritual part of my soul the first thing of the morning as well as spiritual feeding throughout the day. I find the more time I spend with the LORD the better life is, even in tough times.
Second, I need to work on my thought processes. I can't let my mind guide me into any kind of slackness. I will use my mind to encourage my efforts this week. Journaling will be a absolute this week to remind myself what I must do to be successful. No negative thoughts or excuses are allowed. A sound spiritual frame of mind to help me listen to the LORD as HE leads me.
Third, more discipline for my body. Be mindful of how I handle preparing my food, measuring every little thing. I will eat more fresh foods. I will keep a super close account of all fat, sodium, and cholesterol. I will make sure I keep on the low end of the Nutritional Tracker. Exercise everyday this week. No excuses! Pain or no pain I will make myself get out there and move my body. I need to put more into my exercise. I need to do at least an hour or more. I need to work harder. Remember to stretch each time. Ice my back afterwards. I know I feel better after exercising. I will remind myself of that.
GOD created us mind, body, and soul! All three must be balanced. If I am slack in anyway on any of those three, I will have problems. Keeping all three in sync is key to losing weight. They are important aspects for daily living.
I wanted to lose 24 pounds before the year is over. I don't know if I will do it. I am going to do my best and be happy with the results. I know I am blessed. I am thankful for that.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
I have most of my food cooked for Thanksgiving. The turkey is the last thing to get into the oven. I wasn't to get organized and set a really pretty table for my husband and me. We want to watch the Macy Day Parade and later the Dog Show. I told hubbie we need to take a couple of walks today, if I am able. I have my meals already planned out in my tracker. It is all laid out so I can eat and enjoy myself with our doubting where I am doing good or not. It is going to be a great day. I am home with my beloved, I have a great meal in preparation. I am using my prettiest china, colorful table runner and napkins, and candle light. Soft music as we eat. Later we can retire to the living room and have coffee and desert. Later we are going to go walking for some exercise. Looking forward to it.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
I am always in pain in most of my body. The last three days I noticed my back was acting up more than usual. Yesterday turned out to be a very busy day. Not good for my back. Hubbie wanted to get our grocery shopping done yesterday. I really didn't feel like it, but we were out of fresh fruits and veggies. There were other things we were out of as well. We usually do three different stores that happen to be on the same path of each other. By the time we had finished the second store my back was singing in pain. I had my husband to forgo the third store. We had so much stuff to carry in I tried to help my husband with it. Finally, he told me to stop and go put up what was already in the house. I got most of the canned and boxed goods put away. My husband helped with the rest. Then there was the veggie and fruit prep I do before putting them away. I repackage and label every thing. This makes for better storage and makes everything handy to grab. Plus I had bought collards and kale that needed prepped and cooked. By then I was in so much pain I sat down and tried pressing my back into the chair. I ask my husband to help out with the meat prep. I divide, cut portions, and butterfly roast for easier even cooking. I rewrapped the meat for storage.
After finishing everything I came in the livingroom and sat in my favor chair with the heating pad. I knew there wasn't going to be any exercise going on for me. By bedtime I had went into back spasms. I couldn't move without extreme pain. It wouldn't stop. I tried to get up to get a muscle relaxer and I couldn't move. My husband got it for me and tried massaging my back. Nothing helped. Hours went by before I was able to sleep. This morning I had to struggle to get up. Hubbie had already gotten up. I really didn't want to ask him to help me get up. I struggle until I was able to sit up on the side of the bed. It took another five minutes to stand. I tried to dress myself and found I couldn't. I had to call my husband to help me dress. These are what I call my bad days with pain. I don't take pain medications, because they were harming my liver. I just have to ride through the pain until it gets better. It puts a halt to everything. So frustrating! I am just thankful I have my husband here with me in times like these. More frustration when I weighed myself yesterday. My weight went up 3.5 pounds. I almost fell off the scales. It is bad enough when my weight has been holding for two weeks and now a gain. I did have my husband to weigh me again this morning. I dropped back off 2.5 pounds since my weigh in yesterday. I guess if is fluid weight. I have had a lot of inflammation and swelling in my hands and legs. It is still frustrating. I want to lose down to 200 pounds by the end of December. It doesn't look like that is going to happen with all of the backsets. It looks like I may not be able to exercise today either. I will have time to rethink everything concerning my weight loss. It is time to reorganize and regroup! I have found it takes a lot of time and study to make sure I am where I need to be physically, mentally, and spiritually. I will keep pushing forward on my journey. One of my mantras I put on my Goal Board is "Never give up! Never give in! Never quit! Never, never, never !" I find my strength from the LORD. The LORD is my help!
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