Saturday, January 18, 2014
Every Saturday I weigh in. I want to know exactly how I have done. Today I weighed in for the first time in 2014. Having already been down on myself for not walking enough for eating to much for snacking at various times of the day; I was equally surprised to find that I had lost 6.4 pounds. I can't start to tell you how much that has boosted my morale in what I am doing with my weight. Evidently having walked only 9 miles total this year, and keeping a positive attitude has helped.
But I credit much more than the cardiovascular exercise; I credit more than my attitude, I give credit to my friends, and more importantly to my renewed relationship with Jesus Christ. You see my life had been bad over the past year, I would spend many hours in tears, eating whatever I could find. Today however, I am finding that true happiness comes from within. If I am not happy, my body isn't going to be happy, thus I will eat more to try and fill a void that I can't fill on my own.
Renewing my relationship with Jesus has become my focal point. I have started to attend regular church meetings, I have found a "lifegroup" and I have found that Rachel is truly deserving of love regardless of what or how Rachel feels about herself at any given time.
Remember that whatever we put into our minds is what comes out. If you are not putting in good things, then good things will not come forth. I encourage everyone on Sparkpeople to find some kind of spiritual place to help you; get a group of friends who can provide the spiritual support you will need on your journey. And most of all, remain happy! Because that which we feed ourselves is what will come forth later.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Every year we make the dreaded "New Years Resolution" the promise to do better. Then we feel guilty about not following through with our goals. 2013 was a great year for me; despite not making my goals and giving up.
This coming year, I am making a resolution to walk daily (weather depending) four miles. However, i am also making an absolution that on days when I can't walk, I won't feel guilty. Why should I? You see when we make resolutions we are making challenges to ourselves that are easy to give up; instead we need to make resolutions that are easy to obtain.
I look forward to 2014 because of me, this is going to be the greatest year of my life!
I wish all my supporters a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
Thursday, August 01, 2013
As many here may have read last month, I was going to see the Endocrinologist for my diabetes. I was scared to death. Unfortunately I didn't loose the 20 pounds I had hoped to loose, instead I only lost approximately 5 pounds and probably not even that in the grand scheme of things.
Yesterday, July 31, as I sat in the doctor's office, I realized that I have to do something, otherwise, I will be in trouble later down the road--especially since I am already having some complications from my diabetes. I have neuropathy in my feet and being this early in my diabetes (only 2 years in) it confirms for the doctor that I will have more complications if I don't do something soon.
So today, August 1, 2013, I have decided to turn my life completely around--granted I did just eat a 2/3 pint of Gelato, but that is one less thing in my house that is not healthy. Over the next few weeks, I plan on posting here the changes I make and of course the way that things are going. I look forward to sharing my experience with you all--and hope that you will continue in your encouragement towards my new lifestyle.
Friday, June 21, 2013
Well I just know you all are wondering what happened to me! Truth is, I lost my password and didn't want to change it, but I am back! This morning, I started my summer meltdown exercise and have a goal of 20 lbs. lost before I see the diabetic specialist next month.
I know that 20 lbs. doesn't sound like a lot, but I have always said that one should have small goals--the smaller the better. Mainly because small obtainable goals are what makes people happy when they reach them.
Today, I am at 276 lbs. My ultimate goal is to be at 175 lbs.
By this time next month I want to be down to 266 and finally 256 by the time i see the doctor and hopefully 236 by the time "school" (my employer) starts back. WIsh me luck!
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