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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Getting Healthy

As I have reached an all time high weight for me, I have once again gotten serious about getting healthy. I am tired of the yo-yo struggle I have experienced with discipline in this area of my life. It's a good thing that God gives grace and mercy, and loves me no matter what shape I am!

I started this journey only a week ago. I have removed wheat, rice, and potatoes from my diet. The last time I did this it proved to be very successful and I had quick results. However, previously I also removed white/brown sugar as well and replaced it with sweetener. In the meantime, I have decided not to use artificial sweetener, so I haven't cut down as much on sugar from my diet this time.

I am eating fewer than 1200 calories and I have also been exercising at least every other day. It's been kind of fun to track everything on My Fitness Pal. I know it's only been one week, but I weighed myself today and there has been no change. :(

I am not going to give up. I can do this! Just wondering if I need to get more extreme. No sugar in my tea (which would probably mean no tea)? A lower calorie limit for the day? Or is it just that my 40 year old body takes longer to respond.... I think one answer is more exercise.

I have half-heartedly started a couch to 5k program. Guess it's time to get serious about that, too. Here we go!

This fun little tool will keep track of my progress:

MyFitnessPal - Free Weight Loss Tools


  1. i love you Mary. I have found so encouraging from the off the yo=-yo diets to the book "Made to Crave". It replaces feeling empty with empowered with the Lord. It makes the temptation of craving food, be an acknowledgement to need Jesus. Daily, moment by moment. If you have a spare minute. Look it up. I will pray that you will be able to replace your food desires with Good desires.

  2. Hi Mary, I've lost 15kgs in the last year, i still eat a wide variety of foods, including junk, i just limit my portions. And i do alot of exercise.
    But its a never ending struggle, i agree with you there, and the older one gets the hard it is.

  3. The biggest thing for me is exercise and portion control, but I was hoping that limiting carbs might give me a kick start. ;) Keeping track of everything I eat is good for me - I like to "beat" that number and come in under my allotted calories.