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 www.sparkpeople.com. 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.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Some More Goals

I remembered a couple of more goals for 2015. One is to lose weight. I was horrified at my last checkup when they checked my weight. So in order for me to lose my other goals are to eat healthier and exercise more.
One way to eat healthier is for me to make wiser food choices at the market. It's so easy to want to fill the cart with junk.  The way I see it, if it's not in the house we won't eat it.
I don't have a real plan for losing weight since programs like Weight Watchers, Nurisystem, etc are out of my price range. So it going to be just the Lord and I. Pray for me as I go on this weight loss "adventure".

Happy New Year 2015!

Can you believe it's really 2015? Once again my list of  at least a few things I hope, if the Lord wills, of goals for this year
1. Lead five people to the Lord
2. Read through the whole Bible again (I enjoyed this last year.)
3.Crochet a small granny square blanket
4.. Sew something small from my Christian Life Education sewing book
5. Invite a new person from church to our house  for lunch after service.


These are just a few things that I hope the Lord will help me to accomplish.