Friday, July 31, 2009

6 weeks and another pound down!

I didn't post anything last week, partly because I was in Florida on Friday. I did weigh in when I got back, and my weight had gone up a bit on the trip. It was a challenge to eat well on that trip. My Nana (great southern cook) and my sister (also a great cook) cooked for us. We also ate out several times. Although I didn't count calories, I made it my goal to try to not overeat and try to fill up on fresh fruit. We were so busy during the week that I didn't have much time to sit around and snack or overeat.

My weight went back down this week as I got back into counting my calories. I am thankful that most of the week I was able to count and stay very close to my daily calorie goal. From 2 weeks ago until today I lost one pound overall. :o)

Today is my 5th anniversary being married to Neal. I've been so blessed by him (and the Lord!!), and I hope to bless Neal in return through this effort!

4.6 down...
33.2 to go...

It's my goal to drop under the 30 pounds to go mark in two more weeks.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Week 4 and counting...

I had a good weigh in again this morning! I lost another 1.2 pounds this week. So far I've lost 3.6 pounds overall (in 4 weeks). 34.2 to go!

I was thinking through my pregnancy weight gain, and I figure I've got about 16 pounds to get to my pre-pregnancy weight (from my pregnancy with Caleb). Then about 6 to lose after that to get to my "pre-Gideon" weight. :o) Then......another 12 to go after that to get to my true pre-pregnancy weight. That would be the weight I was before Joshua...the same weight I was when I got married.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my main motivation is to glorify God through losing the extra weight. I think one way I can honor God is to try to honor Neal as well. When Neal married me, I weighed a certain amount, and I want to try to get back to that same weight. Although I can't reverse the effects of aging ('cause I'm so old... :o) ), I do think I should try to take care of myself in ways I can control. One of those areas is eating and exercise. Although some days it is very tough to control the eating! It's definitely been a struggle so far, but I know it's worth it. I am praying for God's help to be self controlled this morning.

I am thinking on these verses this morning...
Gal 5:22-25 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Week 3 is happy news! :o)

So this past week I dropped way down in weight, then gained about half a pound back during my trip to Gatlinburg. Not bad considering I didn't count calories for that trip...and we ate well!!!

I weighed in officially on Saturday since we were still out of town on Friday morning. I'm happy to report that this past week I lost 1.8 pounds overall!!

35.4 to go!! :o)

Thanks for all the encouraging words everyone! It really means a lot.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The good, the bad, and the ugly...

Well, this blog is serving it's purpose today. It's keeping me accountable. I have to post the good news as well as the bad.

We had family in town this week, and I chose to not really watch what I was eating. I gained .6 pounds from last Friday's weigh in.

This week is going to be tough because Neal and I are going away for 3 days to Gatlinburg. I will have to make an effort to make good choices while I am there if I want to lose weight this week. I keep having reasons or excuses for not making the best choices (family in town, birthday, etc.) in regards to my eating, but I've got to stop using those excuses if I ever want to lose this weight!!


About half a pound down and about 37 to go! It seems so far away, but I know I've just got to stick with the plan.