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Take it off Thursday

Take It Off Thursday – 2/3/11

I have been struggling with trying to get back on track for months now and the last couple of weeks I believe God has shown me the way back to the track. I have way too much weight to lose to be happy. I do not have an unrealistic goal in mind. I am not ignoring or changing my plan from my Take It Off Thursday – 1/6/11 post. I am just adding one more thing to it.


3D Your Whole Life

In 2009 about this time of year I joined a group at my church that was doing a bible study weight loss program. This program is called The 3D Plan. I was pretty successful. I had a goal of 15 pounds and well I lost 12 of them in 12 weeks. Since it is the healthiest to lose weight 1-2 pounds a week I see this as a great accomplishment.

My goal is to lose 45 pounds by 12/31/11. I can do this if I take every 12 weeks, 12 weeks at a time and do not let the 45 pounds scare me. This means I need to lose an average of 11.25 pounds every 12 weeks. I feel this is more than do-able since it really is about 1 pound a week.

What does this book offer, it causes you to deal why you eat, how you eat and changes your perspective on what Diet means. Here is an exert from the book: The word diet does not actually mean losing weight. Diet means eating habits – what you eat. What is your diet? Think about this word in a new way as you delve into this 3D plan for the next twelve weeks. by the end of this program you will have a new understanding of the word diet. And it won’t be such a negative force in your life.

The 3D plan is for your whole life, it tackles Eating Right, Living Well and Loving God. In a short 12 week study of this book I hope to fall into the same pattern I was in 2009 but this time I need to make it stick. Less junk, more fruit, more vegetable, more whole grains and more activity in my life. The best part is I get to do all this with God and I know God will do amazing things in my life.

I will beginning this book today. Thursdays will be my weigh in day. Next week I will beginning a standard form of posting my end of week status. I can’t wait to see how this goes.

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Take It Off Thursday – 1/6/11

Take It Off Thursday is going to be a series of my trials and success of me trying to be more healthy.  This came after I found I have gained 15 pounds since the end of September 2010.  This officially puts me at 45 pounds above my ideal body weight (IBW).  My IBW is not unrealistic, it is very obtainable.  It will require some work and discipline but I can do it.  To top of my journey I am going to make a promise to God.  I am going to promise to treat my body better and think more about what I put into it.  This doesn’t mean I won’t have junk but it does mean I am going to lose some weight and be more active.  I want to be the woman who is healthy, not pencil thin or obese.  I am currently considered obese according to my BMI (body mass index), but I never held much stock in that, since if you know me I am not a very big person, but I am solid.  Most people are shocked to hear my weight, I am not posting it here.

Goal: To lose 45 pounds this year.  I want to lose it slowly since I want to keep it off.  Ideally average of 1-2 pounds a week.  Would I love to lose it faster of course, but I need to be real about this.

Plan: To eat no more than 1250 calories a day, be more active and workout more often.

How am I going to accomplish it: No more soda or ice tea, drink water and coffee only but monitor my sugar intake with coffee (goal to eventually drink it black), only eat meat at supper, smaller portions, add more fruit and veggie to the menu, healthy snacks and Zumba, and lastly be more consistent with taking my daily vitamin and supplements.

So as I sit here and drink my last  Diet Cherry Dr Pepper and about to drink the last of the homemade ice tea I am starting to wonder can I do this.  Can I really give these up.  The best part is I know I can.  I will have days of failure and days that are really good but my ultimately goal is to be a the healthy woman God intended me to be.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha


New Year, New Me!

It’s a new year and it will be a new me. 2010 was a good but rough year for me. I am determined to make 2011 a much better one. Last year I suffered my share of depression and had my share of feeling sorry for myself and well to be honest I didn’t like it. My husband always told me when I put my mind to something I am able to stick to it. Here is the plan, I am going to blog more about the positives in my life and my struggles, but do my best to be more positive then negative. I am going to put God in the equation. Each day will have a new theme to my blog. I am hoping this will keep it as uplifting as I can. But since I am a busy mom of two, I will not promise to post daily. I will do my best.

Here is my plan for my blog:

Sunday: Spiritual SundayThis day can contain anything God has shown me or Bible verse that stands out to me.

MondayMenu MondayThis day will by my weekly menu list.

Tuesday: Time Out TuesdaySince I work on Tuesday I do not plan to post anything Tuesday.  I am also taking this one step farther and the computer will not be turned on at all this day.

Wednesday: Wise Words WednesdayThis day will contain some wise words.  They will be anything from quotes I like from anyone or from me or from God.  Some will be serious, some will be funny, some will be sad etc… Depends on what moves me.

Thursday: Take it off ThursdayThis day will be my diet update.  I will be posting later tonight about my plans.  Trust me it will not be any crash diet deal, I plan to make it a life altering plan.

FridayFamily FridayI also work Fridays, my plan on this will be to post something positive, uplifting about my family.  It could be a story or it could be just a picture.

SaturdaySecond Look SaturdayI will use Saturday to review my week.  How did I do reaching my 2011 goals.