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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Here I go again!!!

As I was doing some chores outside one day last week....feeding and watering chickens and a dog and a cat and collecting eggs and shoveling dog poop and cleaning out a litter box....a thought occurred to me....thru all the huffing and puffing I'm surprised I even "heard" myself thinking!!  When I was young, I went on a "diet" for one simple reason.....to look good.  Well, I've reached the point in my life where I once again am going on a "diet"....for one simple reason....my health.  I've been experiencing some bouts of high blood pressure and headaches.  My left knee hurts so badly after I tromp thru Wally World getting groceries that I often have to lift my leg and place it into the car....have you ever thought just how much a leg must weigh?!?!?  
Did you just get a visual of me trying to lift a 50 pound thigh!!! 



 I sometimes get up in the morning with my head hurting and I call it a "sugar headache" because it happens when I eat sweets before going to bed.  
headache smiley, pain smiley, ache smiley, headache smiley

I have horrible acid reflux. 


 And, just in the last few days, my left hip joint has started with a whole new complaint of its own!!!   
Carrying so much extra weight has to be terribly hard on my knees....and heart!!!    
Crutches
If you should look up "stress eater", you would probably find my picture there as a prime example....and I would more than likely be stuffing my face.....with something sweet!!!


So....like the title of this post says....
....here I go again!!!

Somebody asked how I was going to do it....did I have a plan?
Not really....but here are a few things that have worked for me in the past.
~~~~Reduce my caloric intake and move more~~~~
(I don't like that bad word that begins with an "e"!!!)
~~~~Drink more water~~~~
~~~~Eat less sweets, but don't deprive myself~~~~
~~~~No eating after 7:30 at night~~~~

I hope I can look back this time next year and realize just how much truth this little sign holds.....and see that with HIS help....I'm taking better care of the "temple" He blessed me with!!!

Worth it!

Philippians 4:13
For I can do everything through Christ, 
who gives me strength.

In HIS Most Precious Lve....and with mine, too!!!

Blessings,
Deb

5 comments:

  1. I know you will do well and see the benefits of your healthy choices :) Before you know it, some time will pass and you will be saying, YES! It is worth it! I found it best for me to set short goals and before you know it, you are reaching lots of them.

    Love and best wishes!

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  2. Hi and Happy New Year. I started at CURVES - actually last month because I knew it would get crowded with all the new year resolution makers. You can do it. :-)

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  3. I'm gonna have to join you. I really don't like the D word and I really don't like my bathroom scales! grrrrr.

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  4. Right there with ya! Since turning 40 a few years ago, my body has taken great offense to the way I treat it and is rebelling against me. Ouch.

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  5. Hey, Deb I wanted to thank you for coming by my reflections blog and invite you to drop in at my blog where I shared my words for the year to meditate on...you can find me at. www.myautumnyears.blogspot.com

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