Thursday, January 05, 2012
I set a wt goal of 2 lbs per week for the rest of the year. When I calculated the date it came out to 12/31/2012. That sure would be a fantastic way to end the year!
Wow, a New Years resolution that doesn't start with loose wt. Hard to imagine. However, I realize no matter how hard I work my goal wt. may or may not happen by then. What I know for sure is I will be a healthier weight by 1/1/2013.
A closer walk with God is always very important. I seem to be achieving that as each year passes. My faith in God is the basis of everything else in my life. I plan to continue that. God is so good. He is my refuge and strength. Frankly, I can't do it without him.
My extra weight is what is holding me up from so many other things. 2012 is my year.
My extra wt can be attributed to...
lack of planning
Sometimes I eat to much when I'm celebrating. I'm pretty much an equal opportunity eater.
Eating to much is expensive. Poor nutritional habits causes my cupboards and freezers to be to full. It also causes my closets to be cluttered with to many sizes of clothes.
Too much food is stealing my health. So far God has spared me any serious health concerns. By his Grace I have been given a chance to "straighten up and fly right".
Someone blogged last week about loosing wt really did not take so much effort after all. It's more about choices. I thought about it this week. Sorry, I forget who wrote that but thank you for the thought provoking blog.
Poor eating habits is just plain & simply a thief of time, energy, and resources.
Poor eating has stolen my agility. It's kept away from more activities then I care to think about. At this weight I can drive through the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone. I can take a short hike. Can I climb a mountain? How far can I walk on a steep path? How much further could I go if my physical health was better?
I am a very happy person and God has given me so many Blessings. However, this is one thing that I have been totaling ignoring. Instead I choose temporary gratification.
Well not anymore. 2012 is going to take me to a better yet 2013. I think the process will be somewhat like planning a vacation. Perhaps it's like mountain climbing? Sometimes you can't make it to the top the first time. But now I have all the tools I need. I have practiced the climb several times. I have done the studying and the planning for my trip. I have consulted with the experts. The trip itself can be a struggle and and exhausting. The destination will be worth it all. There is no turning back this time. I feel it in every fiber of my being. Are you ready to climb your mountain?
I'm ready to start my diary of my journey. I'm ready to sweat. Along the way I expect to experience many new sights. I will likely meet new friends heading the same direction. I will be strong and find a way to accept obstacles. I'm not sure what the top of the mountain will look like. I have never been there. I have seen other peoples pictures. But a picture is not the same as experiencing it yourself. So for the next year I will try to visualize what it will look like. I hope to see you there.