Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Losing it at the intersection

So here on my blog I write about life at the intersection of marriage, family, ministry and career.  Part of my life admist all that is that I struggle with treating my body really poorly at times.  In trying to navigate all my roles, I have lived on Hershey bars and lattes, skipped exercise and tried to keep it all going. My weight has yo-yo'd.   Anyone who has known me for very long knows I don't act like I have it all together here or anywhere else, and readily admit that yes, I do get a whole lot accomplished in my life but it's not without stress.  Ways I have dealt with that stress have not always been positive.  People who live or work with me up close and personal can tell when things aren't going well by what's on my desk.  Lately things like bananas and water have been on it. 

Well, I'm happy to report that I've been "losing it"...weight that is!!!  Yay for me.

I've lost 10 pounds in the last few weeks.  I'm so proud of myself.    I can do almost ANYTHING easier than this.  And it requires supernatural power from God to do it.  

A while back I posted about a special diet I was on that focused on watching the glycemic index.  In case you are wondering, no I did not lose 10 pounds on that.  It's worked for some of my friends, however after trying it for several weeks I discovered it was not for me,  mostly because I could never stay on it for life.  I don't need a die-it as much as I need a live-it!  It's just as well because when I had my physical a few weeks ago the doctor told me that a few challenges I have require me to make healthy low fat choices more than focusing on the glycemic index or anything else.  This is my focus now as well as portion control, and exercise.  Although I'm not going to WW right now, I still have all the point values memorized in my head from before, and add things up as I go along and make sure I don't go over a certain amount.  Although on WW you can have "anything you want" as long as it's within the points values, I am not doing that -- just going by the guidelines of healthy/low fat.  I got an elliptical thanks to Becca's parents (Pastor George & Irene) and have been on it every day of the week but Sundays.  It's workin' for me. 

When I take off the next 10 lb., I'll mention it for a bloggy celebration.  It'll happen...I'm in the zone, determined and totally dependent on the Lord.

4 comments:

Tina Blount said...

Yay for you!!! You go girl.

Ruth, PA said...

Two thumbs up!!! :)

Cassandra said...

Go You!!!! It is so easy to put our bodies on the backburner...inspired by how you never give up.

LaDonna said...

You go girl. I was on that diet....and I'm just holding my own right now. Not really gaining, but haven't lost anymore. Tell what your secret is?

I know exercise.....