Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Psalms 92:4 For THOU, LORD, hast made me glad through THY work: I will triumph in the works of THY hands.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.
Losing weight and staying constant with goals is never easy. It takes working at it one day at a time. Planning is a must for me. Even though I didn't feel like exercising yesterday or today, I decided to discipline my body and do exercise anyway. I kicked it up a notch a did some harder strength training yesterday and cardio today. I tried the 20 minute Fat Blaster. Man was that a workout. I was sweating like a river. Something I had to modify, because of my artificial kneecaps. I can't get on my knees. I had to do planks by putting my hands on a heavy arm chair and stretching out on my tiptoes. It was just as hard for me as it is for anyone that can do them on their knees. One thing I can't do is jumping. I had to modify for that as well. Just the same I keep moving it. I also did the 14 minute cardio dance, today. That wasn't quiet as hard, but it got my heart rate up and the sweat flying through the air. LOL I finished off with about 5 minutes of stretches so my back muscles would relax. I stretched my legs as well. Tomorrow is weight in. I really hope I have done well. I have kept with my food tracker. Ever watching my calories, fat, protein, carbs, and especially my cholesterol intake. My husband keeps telling me I am losing a lot of inches. He said my behind is getting smaller. What a sweet thing for him to tell me! Yesterday, I was shopping at our favorite Thrift Shop. The sales lady ask, "You have lost a lot of weight haven't you!" I told her yes. She ask how much had I lost. I told her I had lost 104 pounds. The lady beside me let her mouth drop open and she went Wow! Sales lady said, "What a great job you are doing! We went to the mall to get a good hard walk in. Hubbie wanted to stop off at a store after we finished. It was a sleep number bed place. The sales lady had us to try out the mattress. She was adjusting the bed for different numbers. She mentioned if you had a back problem this bed would adjust to your comfort. Then she made the bed go back to a very firm position. I had to roll off a certain way as I do at home, so as not to hurt my back. She seemed concerned at what seemed to her a difficulty for me. I told her it was easy compared to when I had a lot more weight on me. We started talking about losing weight. She was a little heavy, but she still looked great. She ask how much I had lost. I told her. She said, "Oh my that is a whole person you have lost." LOL I never thought of it like that. I have lost a whole person. Not just weight, but low self-esteem, I lost nasty looks, I lost people distancing themselves from me, I lost insults, I lost sadness, I lost loneliness, I lost ill fitting clothes, I lost shortness of breath, I lost bad habits, I lost a person who could walk across the room or go to a store, I could go on and on. That whole other person is gone. I am a renewed creature in the LORD. As I ponder these things, it fueled me to try even harder to take care of myself. I am so excited. I praise the LORD who has and is seeing me through this important part of my life. Not only does HE help me with the physical things, HE greatly helps me with the spiritual things. I am not only getting stronger in body, but more so in spirit. I have to praise the LORD. The LORD has blessed me with a supportive husband. HE has brought to me many new friends through SparkPeople. I do feel greatly blessed. I am looking forward to this renewed way of life. Living healthy and growing spiritually with the LORD walking with me.