Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Weight Thing

I'm finding that trying to lose weight is a little harder than I thought it would be. I'm on I like this site because you can track your food intake and exercise. They offer a lot of support and you can set goals for yourself. I appreciate the support this site offers and if you are trying to lose weight, I recommend Spark People

Getting back to trying to lose weight, I'm need to break some of my old habits like snacking when not hungry, overeating etc.  My goal is to get my weight back down to about 121 by May 14. My current weight is 153. I weighted about 120 years ago before my illness. Back in 2007 I suffered from TTP which is a blood disorder that caused platelets to drop to dangerous levels. During that time I was on Prednisone which caused me to gain so much weight, I was horrified!
So now I have decided I really want to do this. I know the Lord will help me.

Exercise is hard for me too because I'm so out of shape. What I'm doing for exercise currently is walking which I managed to do two days in a row.  Normally I don't do any walking unless you count shopping for groceries.
We have an stationary bike that a friend borrowed but as soon as we get it back, that will be another source of exercise.

And drinking water! I used to hate drinking water but after my surgery I needed to drink lots of water per doctor's orders. I have a water bottle that holds five cups of water so I try to drink two water bottles a day. If you are trying to lose weight make sure you drink lots of water. It will fill you up and you might be less tempted to overeat.

Aim for at least 8 glasses a day and I don't mean little glasses. You need to drink 8oz or more serving sizes.  Invest in a water purifier you attach to your faucet if tap water grosses you out. Buying plastic bottles of water can get expensive so the purifier is a wise choice.
I will keep posted on how I'm doing with my weight loss.


  1. Losing weight is a hard feat :( I know, I've tried lots of times. I think the trick is to set your mind to it and not budge. We always have the choice to NOT overeat :) what poses some difficulty is making that choice :) I wish you best efforts in your weight-loss journey!

  2. Don't try to do everything at once. Ease into things! The Spark guy himself says to start with just exercising 10 minutes a day. If that means 5 minutes down the block and 5 back then that's great. If it means walking in place for 10 minutes, or walking around the house for 10 minutes, whatever you can do! And if you can make little changes in your eating habits. The goal is to make changes that you can live with the rest of your life.

  3. I sure understand your struggle. I do fine with my eating during the daytime but at night I get nervous because of an event that happened years ago and that is when I tend to graze for comfort. I will keep praying about and working on it. Praying for you too.

  4. I too "graze for comfort"...winter was either very good tome or very bad....I have pink 2 pound weights and use them for my arms ever day...just 10 times per front, side, and then the back. I also do leg lifts holding onto something... front, side and then the back, it really helps...YES..Don't do too much, you will hurt and then not do it at all..just a little at a time....HUGS my friend..

  5. Hey lady,
    I've used Sparkpeople, too. It's a great tool, and I found it really helpful. I hope you're doing well. Keep us posted.


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