My husband and I have a big weight loss goal. My husband, because he has to lose it as a requirement for the National Guard in which he works part-time one weekend a month. Me, because I am pre-diabetic, and I need to lose weight before it becomes full-blown diabetes. So we joined Planet Fitness today. My goal is to lose 50 pounds — again.
I lost weight back in 2010. I lost 50 pounds from January 1 to April 30. That is 50 pounds in 4 months. But with the stress of life and more trials coming my way, I started eating more sweets and put all the weight back on. I would say I could almost be bulimic because I have gained and lost so many times. I am over 50 now and really want to stay healthy. Especially since I am pre-diabetic now. It seems like that would be a slap in the face and keep me on the right track, but I fell back to food again for comfort.
This is a nutritionally dense food pyramid. What that means is that fruits, vegetables and beans have the most nutrition per ounce of food. Sweets, beef, cheese and milk – they are just for pleasure and taste. There is not as much nutrition in them.
This is what I plan to eat. Vegetables and fruits daily. Whole grains, fish, poultry and eggs 2 or 3 times a week. I need to be serious about this. It is my life we are talking about. I want to honor God with my body. I have tried and thank God, He knows my heart is pure and my intentions are to please Him with my body. He knows that I have weaknesses and he loves and accepts me anyway.
So, this is it. Day one starts tomorrow. A new me by age 53 which is March 22, 2013. I will keep blog entries and share my progress, my success and failures with you. So visit again and read about my new adventure: A new me by 53.