Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I foolishly just lost the blog I just wrote. Of course, I would go searching for something in the tab where SP is.
Anyway, I weighed in today. I normally only weigh in once a week, but I gained on Saturday--so let myself reweigh today. Down 2.6 pounds. I am doing pretty well. I am almost at my weight loss goal--well my first big goal anyway. My goal is 7.5 pounds away. I am officially out of the 190's. I began this journey needing to lose nearly 100 pounds. I am almost at the half way mark, which is really exciting. My bmi has gone from "41.1" to "33.5". I am barely out of the 190's, but I am out of there. I have lost 43 pounds--and have about 55 more to go.
I am trying to give everything I do my best. I want to glorify God in every area of my life. This includes how I eat and trying to exercise even if it is only a little bit. The really key things I am focusing on are:
Spending my time in the Word with the Lord daily: It is essential. If I go to the gym before my quiet time, my time at the gym isn't profitable. It is the Lord who gives me strength, and my time with Him has to come first! I want to continue in my reading through the Bible in a year study--this has been such a blessing as I go to the gym and try to keep my eyes focused on Him. I can read through the chapters I am on while I am there at the gym, then go look at them later at home.
Eating in a way that will glorify Him and take care of my body: Thankfully, he continues to show me what I need to eat and stay away from. I need to stay away from allergy foods, but also I need to give my body the protein it needs. Evidently low protein means much more Fibromyalgia pain and symptoms... I hate tracking nutritional stuff, but it is the only way I will actually eat protein. My new protein powder will be very helpful in this area. It isn't as good as Muscle Milk, but it is also cheaper and fructose free. It is a daily thing of learning to eat protein, and the Lord guides me all the way!
Exercising when I can: My goal in exercising is to just try. All I want to do is try. I want to try to go to the gym every weekday to do something. It takes a mile to actually make it to and from the gym, but it also means--by just going and trying, I am accomplishing alot. It may not be very much that I can do depending on the day, but I can go and try. I was able to go 4 days last week. I am about to leave in a few minutes for the gym, and it will be day 3 for this week. Hoping to make each weekday. I just have to go and try. Each day in everything, it is about giving God my absolute best and growing closer to Him as I am on this journey!