Wednesday, January 30, 2013

CONTINUING ON...................

          If there's one thing I know to do; it's to continue! The definition for continue to remain, to stickwith, to maintain, or to resume after an intermission.

          The Bible even instructs us to always continue in good. "...continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of because you know those from whom you learned it." (2 Tim. 3:14)

            In my experience of caring for my son with special needs for the past 39 yrs., quitting, abandoning, leaving, nor stopping was ever an option.  I  didn't know anything else to do, but continue.

            Two weeks ago, I wrote my first blog post regarding my commitment  to be a part of this journey in becoming healthy.  Last week I was attacked by that flu-virus going around. It literally knocked me to my knees.  I  had no choice other than go to bed, then SLOWLY recuperate!  Due to my age,  my immune system being completely depleted, having diabetes, blood sugars going haywire because of the foreign germs within my body and at war with each other.

             Good also came out of this; I lost my appetite.  Thought I would have lost a pound or two, but NOT!  A continual thirst was birthed & ever since, I have easily been able to maintain my 8c. water per day.  I have even noticed my appetite being curbed, not desiring to binge late at night.

              I couldn't resume walking until this Monday. Weather permitting, I will get in my 5 days of walking.

              Someone profoundly said,  "IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, YOU PLAN TO FAIL!" Strategic planning is what I've been weak in. I've noticed comments on the FB group page of many who are realizing meals and snacks must be planned in advance to be successful.  Careful planning for me would disavow my temptation to eat the wrong thing, making for healthier decisions.

               Another planning device is my food journal.  This is another area I have become slack in.  A  food journal can be so helpful to find your patterns of eating, the reasons & emotions behind it, if you are honest in recording every bite you put in your mouth.  It is a place for personal accountability; which is no more than telling on yourself with explanation. A food journal can be such a good barometer of where I really am at! It won't lie to you!

                      So, this week girls,  I continue after an interruption.  I get right back in the game.  Sickness may have knocked me for a loop, but I am so encouraged, renewed, energized and rejuvenated.  I  am too positive to be doubtful,  too optimistic  to be fearful,  and too determined to be defeated!

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The scale is still at 180 lbs. But with more careful planning and continuing what I know to do, I know that I will be seeing change soon!

I'm linked up with Kim for Weigh In Wednesdays.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Weigh In Wednesday With Kim

Weighing-in, the numbers are not what attracted me to this FB group!  Last year, I do have the date written down, infact I do believe I even made copies of Kim's post which originally drew me to Kim!  It was her openness, her forthrightness, and her inviting me to come and be accountable on Wednesdays!  I had difficulty leaving comments for her, so I never really commited myself! But every week I would keep seeing Kim sharing of her good weeks & honestly of her bad weeks! Then, Kim was taking it to a new level; a FB Group Page, and if that wasn't enough, she started a FB Group Page for our Morning Time! God was using this woman "for the kill" of Helen!  For the bottom line here is that people like me do not want to die to the flesh!  I have so many evil tendencies to take the shortcut, underdo, cheat, lie to myself as well as others. And I found that the LORD "desires truth in the inward part, and in the hidden part."  He wants me to find the wisdom I need. 
Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. (Ps. 51:6)
I have wanted to delete my name from the groups, not wanting to be the weak link of the group!  But God, would not have it so! Everyday, I find myself running to look at the successes of others, the delightful recipes these women are finding because they want a change!   So, this Wednesday, the 16th day of January, 2013 I would like to recommit to the goal of becoming healthy, because my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Jesus paid a great price for me & I owe Him the honoring of my body. 
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price.Therefore honor God with your bodies. (1 Cor. 6:19)
I again, recommit to making healthier choices of eating, drinking at least 8 cups of water daily, walking at least 5 days a week, finding some kind of exercise.  Today I weigh in at 180lbs.