Wednesday

Lifestyle update...

So remember this post:  'I'm baaaaccckkkk'?

Well let me remind you that when I returned to the blog world, I mentioned how I was turning a new leaf in the way I live life around food.  I promised a few things on the post:

1) I will be honest about this journey
2) I will update you on this journey
3) I will neither obsess over nor neglect the type/amount of food I intake - but will focus on respect and moderation

I'm sticking to my promise... so here is the latest:

1) I will be honest about this journey:

This has been a MUCH slower process than I anticipated.  I knew I wouldn't see changes overnight... but the waiting is the hardest part for my inpatient self.

I have been tempted to make this a 'weekly update' on the ol' blogg-a-roo but as of now... I'm not convinced that I would be able to keep my promise #3 if it were weekly.  So- hope you enjoy the ever-so-often updates instead :)

I need motivation and encouragement.  I do get some of this from my WW leader.  She lost over 140lbs a few years ago and she is very motivating- so I do enjoy my Monday night meetings.  I also like these b/c I have a couple of others that attend them with me... that always helps.  I will say that the weight jars that Jen and I made have been somewhat motivating as well:



2) I will update you on this journey:

Since my original post declaring this lifestyle change... I have lost a total of 6.2 lbs.  See what I mean... it has been an up and down last several weeks.  But I'm standing by the 'slow and steady wins the race' mantra.

I am tracking my food.... this week.  I am working out more - however it has NOT become an obsession... which is exactly the healthy balance I need.  Praying it stays that way.

3) I will neither obsess nor neglect the type/amount of food I intake - but will focus on respect and moderation:


Deep down I know that I don't want to 'quick fix diets'... where you take the magical pill and lose 30 lbs and 30 days.  While my prideful self wishes that were the case... I know that I would never be able to practice respect of balance and moderation with that type of lifestyle.  Also.. what happens when you run out or stop taking the pills because an ideal weight has been obtained?  Exactly!  So I'm having to remind myself of these things every time I wish I could get into my early college year jeans tomorrow. 

I know that the Lord is using this as a way to instill some consistency and patience in my life... and I'm so thankful for that.  

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I'm continually relying on the goodness of God to be my motivation and to speak truth and respect to my heart.  He is constantly showing me what balance truly is and that, my friends.. is beautiful!

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