Are you struggling to manage your weight? Read on to see if my knowledge, successes and failures can help you. Please comment and pass along to anyone who you think could benefit from this Blog. Be Healthy!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Not Done Fighting

Hello readers,

Whether you are out there or not, the accountability to speak honestly to you is ever on my mind.  That is part of why I find success, and part of why you don't hear from me for a while.  The last couple of months have been challenging.  I have struggled with focus and preparation.

My birthday was last week.  My goal as an adult has been to weigh 200 on my birthday.  I have lost the weight 3 times, but not been able to stay there.  It is difficult for me to stay on the same path.  I have yet to find that consistency.

Please understand that I have full faith in what I have written.  I believe in the science.  I have simply not practiced it consistently.

For my birthday, I got a new job.  So last week after my birthday celebrations, I began anew.  Shopping, preparing, looking for exercise and activity.  I am down a couple of pounds and feeling pretty good so far.  Stay with me, we can do it. 244.6

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Prayers Requested

I am struggling.  Life has been good but crazy.  I have lost track of my habits.  Not shopping for or preparing food.  Getting whatever is easy now.  Need to stand up and choose correctly.

It can be done! I will do it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Will will not Win

Studies suggest that if you are constantly bombarded with choices as you are trying to manage a behavior change, will power is not enough to fortify your resolve and not end up in relapse.

Live with intent, have a plan, get support in your personal environment.  When these tools and others are in place, it is less likely that you will make an unhealthy choice.  Think about it.  When weight loss or management was easy, it was probably because you were in the "zone".  You didn't have to think or struggle with choice.

It is not always easy.  I am currently outside of that zone fighting for good choices.  Today, I will pray for help.  God may not care if I am a certain size, but I believe wholeheartedly that His design for us is to be healthy.  Use the blessing our temple to be honor Him.  I ask for my body to be restored to health so that I can wage battle and fulfill the great commission.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Continue the Plan

Yesterday was not a great day for healthy habits.  I will not let that hinder me from ultimately reaching my goals.  Today will be better.  I will keep pursuing my plan.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tough Weekend, Opportunity for New Choices

I had a great weekend with my kids, but it did include eating out too much.  And the food choices weren't normally on my diet.  I am up a handful of pounds, but that is not the end of the story.  I am very grateful to have woken up on Monday with the thought of what food can I take to work.  The bad choices don't have to linger.  Each day you and I get to decide to make healthy choices or not to make healthy choices.  I do feel lucky that my mind is where I need it be.  This week will be a good week. 240.4

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Keep Striving for Balance in Life (all areas)

Habit management won't work if your life is not in balance.  Stress tends to drag us back to comfort, and comfort sometimes takes the form of ice cream, pizza, cigarettes, alcohol, or casual sex.  Of course that list is not evil incarnate, but they tend to increase of risk for disease, as well as not solve the underlying issue.

I was given a book today.  One of my colleagues gave me "Daily Spirit Blessings".  Yesterday, I was flustered and hurried.  I am going out of town and going to miss two days at work.  I was stressing about getting stuff done and answered.  Luckily, my boss was laughing at me.  He didn't care as much as I did.  That by itself helped.

So here I was, trying to find balance in my life (family time vs work), only to be stressed about it.  And today, I am ready a quick devotional about blessing of the Spirit.  Perfect timing.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

New Day

I chose to relax the rules this weekend.  I am up a couple of pounds, but some of that will erode quickly with healthy choices.  I feel good about where I am at and how to continue.

It is scary to lose momentum and possibly forget how to choose health.  It seems silly, but I have been there before.  Be sure to follow a day off with healthy choices so that a lapse, does not become a behavior management relapse.