I'm excited! I'm starting a new blog!
I'm calling it The Journey.
It's about life -- the mundane, the exceptional, the lows, the highs, the I can't believe that just happened kind of stuff that our lives are made of.
I want to talk about serious stuff and fun stuff. And I hope you'll join in and share your experiences and your insights.
SO HERE GOES . . . today I want to talk about something most of us are very familiar with.
I'M ON ANOTHER DIET.
I can't even count how many diets I've been on. Through out the years, I've tried all sorts. And after making the effort and losing and gaining, I've decided it comes down to life style, which includes good food choices. But it's not easy, especially not at age sixty-one.
In my younger years I'd be pretty successful in the beginning, dropping weight quickly. Then pounds lost would slow down. . . and finally stop. I can't even remember the last time I reached a goal weight. Now days, the first week I might drop 1 or 2 pounds, if I work really hard and stay on course. I'm a sedentary gal, mostly because of my physical challenges so I don't burn as many calories as I ought to, and losing weight is a huge challenge.
I could be sad about it, but I'm choosing not to be. There is always room for new beginnings and so that's how I'm looking at this. All I know is I've got to change my ways. I'm kind of running out of time, or I might actually be out of time. But all that is up to God, not me. I just have to live the best I can.
This week I tried to sneak up on the scale, as if surprising it would help. I'm here to tell you, sneaking doesn't work. I gained a pound. Crum! I wanted to scream. I'd only been careless a few times. I was tempted to throw in the towel and cook pancakes for breakfast and eat them drizzled with syrup. However, before I kamakaze'd myself I got hold of my senses.
I'm NOT giving up!
I'm using the Weight Watcher plan. It's sensible, easy to follow and allows me have everyday foods. And I can do it online, using my phone to track what I eat. I love that. It makes watching what goes in my mouth a lot easier.
At this stage of life I'm not going to make a "life style" change that's hugely drastic, but I'm not allowing myself to indulge in sugar-free foods. They're not good for me. I don't use many pre-packaged foods either, except cereal. I love cereal. And pop, except for special occasions, is off the list. I'm rediscovering the wow in fruit.
God really knew what He was doing when He
created that sweet succulent food. Thank you, God!
I'm still working on loving veggies. There are some that are tasty, but I need work on my vegetable-cooking skills.
My biggest trouble spot is sweets. I've always loved goodies. And when I'm up late at night (which is often) and I get hungry something sweet sounds good. I have a battle with this and could really use prayer.
Are you on a diet (as if we're ever actually off)? Tell me about it. How's it going? Do you have any tips you want to share?
I'll keep you posted on my progress. I'm counting on better weigh-ins in my future.
Grace and peace to you from God,