A new Me by 53?

A NEW ME BY 53

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I am totally having trouble sticking to this goal.  That is why I haven’t posted in this category for a long time.  I’ve gained weight again so the body part is really going down the drain.  The soul part is up and down.

  Emotions, can you trust them? 

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Spiritually, God has never failed me yet.  I am hanging on to Him like glue.  I may not be praising or praying as much as I used to, or as much as I’d like to, but I am still in love with my King and asking for His help constantly.  Life is hard, but God is good, all the time.

There is something magical about the new year as far as resolutions and re-committments, so I think I will re-start this 1-1-13.  There are a few nutritionist on WordPress that I follow.  If any of you have any suggestions on how to beat this stuff, let me know.  I’ve tried almost every diet in existence.

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A New Me by age 53

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.

Food PyramidThis 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.