August and September - get lean and healthy

Thursday, August 02, 2012

I must take care of me. I am finally back down to new Year's Day weight so am ready to loose this year's pounds ... so I'm fine-tuning June's goals for the next two months and getting ready for October vacation trip to see family.

1. Pray for MY OWN health FIRST thing each morning. This discipline comes hard for me after always putting others first, but I have improved greatly the last two months so will continue to leave it as #1
2. READ scripture for this purpose: a lovely new devotional LOVE OUT LOUD by Joyce Meyer, regular Bible reading - I have started the Gospel of John. Continue to find special phrase of verse to fit the day and meditate on it!!
3.Measuring and weighing food frequently enough to know exactly how much I am eating - but will back away from tracking every item of food - just counting per tally: water, tea, fruit, veggies, protein serving's [fruits and veggies must be 75 gm in order to count as one!
4.Weighing and measuring body every Saturday for public record and weigh daily- I still find measuring a challenge - but consistent with weighing
5.Got a new pedometer and wearing it 7 out of 7 days - push self to fibro limits
6. Use the sitting NEW Elliptical ... Minimum of 10 minutes...have failed this area but going to leave the goal on there and see if I learn that discipline.
7. Study anti-inflammatory foods for self and DH health issues
8.NEW***use a timer and spend 15-30 minutes daily enjoying photo collection in order for me to nourish and feed the creative side of me that has been starving. I need this joy, praise and fun for myself to be at peace.

Pray for and with me.
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  • SAL1512
    Congratulations on getting back down to your New Year's weight!
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    2041 days ago
  • D-ABBY
    Great goals. Praying with and for you. HUGS.
    2052 days ago
    Great goals Linda. I especially love the time looking at photo's. If we feed our spirits and our creative side then we often have more to give. God was 1st a creator and made in his image we need to remember that we to are to be creative as well. I love the phrase exercising to my fibro limits!!! You can do it!! Hugs Barb
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    2053 days ago
    All looks very doable. I wear my pedometer 7 days a week. Sometimes can be hard on Sunday. This is the only way I can know I am getting enough steps. It is amazing how many days I only have about 2,000 steps. I just wish I had something to measure my pool steps.
    2056 days ago
    I like your goals they look very doable. You have been successful in losing weight before so I know you can brush yourself off and go from there. Good luck with your journey!
    2057 days ago
    Very similar to June's goals. It's good to remind yourself about them, and to re-commit to doing them.

    Don't beat yourself up if you "fall off the wagon" and miss a day or so. Instead, "dust yourself off" and "get back on" the wagon. That's a much more productive than abandoning your "journey", and allowing the wagon to go on without you. It'll be much easier, too, to get to your "destination" if you stay on the "wagon" than if you try to walk the whole way.

    In fact, most people who "fall off the wagon" and don't get back on, just choose to abandon the "journey" altogether, even though they often expect to begin it again. It's much easier, though, to get back on the wagon than to allow it to go ahead without you. Because, then you have to find a new wagon to travel on, and it's harder to start over than to pick yourself up and continue on.

    ~ Faith
    2059 days ago
    Love your goals...very very good and I'm so glad that you are doing some nice things for yourself....
    I have got to get some pounds off this month...winter is so much harder for me to its now or having to struggle during the holidays....
    Keep me posted on your progress!
    2059 days ago
    Great goals! emoticon emoticon
    2059 days ago
    Great blog! emoticon
    2059 days ago
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