Week 2 Reflection
Thursday, April 26, 2012
*A bit late but I have it up now!*
My Weight Loss Journey
This is not my first rodeo.
I have been on diets all of my life. I would have to say that every single one of them failed…why? Because I only lasted a week, and I wasn’t at all that committed to changing my lifestyle. This week is my second week into my lifelong journey to good health. While it won’t take me all of my life to get down to my goal weight (hopefully lol), I know that my eating habits will need to reflect a healthy lifestyle for the rest of my life.
There is something that I read in my weight loss devotional this week that really hit home with me. Here is the thing; losing weight is not healthy if it is a yo-yo. In order to have a healthy weight loss and maintain it, your new daily eating habits need to be something that you will commit to for the rest of your life! I don’t know about you, but I sure don’t want to commit to drinking a vitamin packed protein bar on a daily basis…or a premade meal from a weight loss center. Life would be so boring if I had to do that for the rest of my life.
Now, let me clarify. There is a time and place for everything, and for some people, those prepackaged meals and bar can work, but I definitely hope that it isn’t a lifetime for you.
*I just realized that I went off on a tangent there, so now I return you to your previously recorded program!*
So, back to how this is not my first try to lose weight. I started to think a lot about this during the week and I was marveling on how firm my resolve is this time. This is my second week actually eating differently and exercising. It has always been a struggle for me to actually exercise. So what is different?
I’m giving all the credit to God. When I rededicated my life to God this past February, I actually made a commitment not only to Him, but to my church as well. My husband and I meet regularly with our pastor and I have to say, he has inspired me beyond belief. He used to be heavy just like me AND he survived a deadly cancer! I believe with all of my heart that God is using my pastor to get me up off of that couch and becoming active and eating a better diet.
I’m ready to lasso in a new me!