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Friday, January 15, 2010

Show Us Your Life - Weight Loss, Diet & Exercise

Show Us Your Life with Kelly's Korner

I am so excited to be able to participate in this post sponsored by Kelly. Weight loss is something that I've struggled with for years. I am a Yo-Yo, "on-again, off-again" dieter as well as an emotional eater. I can't tell you how many times I've joined WW only to give up right before my breakthrough. I have finally come to a point in my life where I am realizing I've been doing nothing but making excuses as to why I can't lose weight, and I've decided there are no other options. I must lose the weight in order to remain healthy for me, my husband and children, and to live the life that God intended for me to live.

One of the things that I knew I had to do was rid my body of sugar cravings. So about a week ago I made a choice to exclude sugar and white flour products from my diet. I've lost 5lbs. so far. And to tell you the truth, it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. Have I been perfect? No, but for the most part, with the exception of a few grams, I've been sugar-free. I don't miss it. I don't crave it and I am starting to feel healthier. I am not sure how much longer I can totally go without sugar. Who knows, maybe forever. Now that I've tackled the sugar cravings, I am hoping to begin incorporating exercise into my life this weekend. Just the word makes me cringe. I have not exercised for years, and frankly, my entire body hurts when I do. I would love some tips on how to best do this. I work full time, have four kids and lots going on in my life. I don't have a Wii but I dream of participating in Wii Fit challenges with my friends some day!

In order for me to be successful in losing the weight, my entire mindset about how I think about food has got to shift. God gave us food to consume, but He did not ask us to be consumed by food. As the saying goes, "Eat to Live". Don't "Live to Eat". I often think I struggle more than I need to because I forget that my Heavenly Father wants to partner with me in this. I don't often ask Him for help. But as soon as I realized God is for me in this, it's become easier.

I love my iPhone and I am using a really cool App called "Lose it". This helps me to log in my food and exercise each day and keep track of my weight. You can even invite friends to join and help keep one another accountable. If you have an iPhone, or another type of phone that allows you to download apps, check it out!

Some advice to you:
  1. Make the choice. It all starts here.
  2. Find some program where you can easily keep track of your calories, food, etc. each day.
  3. Make yourself accountable. Find 1-2 people who will come alongside you to encourage you and pray for you.
  4. Give yourself some slack. You may not always be perfect. Lifestyle changes take time.
  5. Don't give up. If you fall, God will be right there to set you back on the path again.
You deserve to be healthy. Your husband and children deserve for you to be healthy. God's desire is for you to be healthy. One step at a time. You can do it!