Saturday, January 16, 2010

Weight Loss Wagon!

Well, I'm back on the weight loss wagon...again! This has been a yearly thing with me ever since I can remember. Some years have been more successful than others. Motivation seems to be the key that, at times, has been missing. It seems to be harder than I thought to lose the weight I gained during cancer treatment (steroids), although, I haven't really tried that hard. I am (always have been) an emotional eater. When stressed...I eat. When happy...I eat.

You should know that I'm not all that motivated right now. "Resolved" is the word I'd use to describe my attitude currently. I'm happy that I've managed to lose 4.6 lbs this week...but I always do well the first few weeks. It's after that when I start to lose interest instead of pounds.
Keeping the cancer away is my real reason for starting this journey again! I need to do all I can to stay as healthy as possible. It also occurred to me the other day that losing some weight might help the HOT FLASHES! They are relentless, I tell ya!

So, I've added a weight loss ticker to the top of my blog. Hopefully, this will remind me every time I log on that I have a goal! I also added one on my side bar for double protection and accountability.

In the past, I've never really prayed about my weight loss. It seemed silly to me with all of the needs of the human race, to be praying for myself to be thinner. I've been thinking about this lately and I've decided that God DOES care! He cares about my health and He wants me to consider my body the temple of the Holy Spirit. I'm sure His desire for me is to live a long and healthy life so I can "be about His business". No one knows when their time is up. I surely don't know when mine will be....but....I should be just as ready to live a long healthy life as a short unhealthy one. Besides, all of my Weight Watcher buddies were glad to see me!

Well, here we go again!


Colleen said...

I can relate to all of that you say. You are brave to put that ticker on your blog! I will pray for you as I too struggle with my weight.

Tracy said...

Best of luck, you'll be in my prayers!!

Therese said...

I will pray for you as you do this if you pray for me as I do the same! It really is a struggle, isn't it?