Friday, September 9, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
You know that is a serious question. There are so many things that motivate us to do things we should or things we should not do. Who and what is your motivator? I would like to say God motivates me all the time, but I can’t, sometimes I’m just one of these fly by night people who just does what she wants, and it has gotten me in trouble many times. In fact, it did tonight, I have been very careful what I eat, but hubby said something that just really got to me and instead of staying calm and trying to reason or pray about it, I ate dinner, but they were things that I should not have had. I’ve been stewing over what I did about not handling it like I should. I was motivated by my anger, yes I wanted to eat that stuff, and I just needed something to throw me over the edge and it did. So I need to remember Halt.
Several years ago, I rededicated my life to Christ and I feel like Jesus is motivating me more and more but I still slip. We think we know so much and do not need His advice, but we do. Our President and our politician’s need his guidance’s to get us through the problems we have today in our Country... I pray that Jesus is your motivator. If not I pray that you will look for Him to help you and guide you in whatever you are trying to do.
Well I went water walking today. After about one and half hour, the whistle blew and we had to get out of the pool, even though we were inside, we might be hit by thunder and lightning, and of course, I had to ask questions! Why do I have to get out of the pool, we’re inside? but she said the lighting might hit the building. Great, we’re in a building in a pool and we might get hit by lighting. Well, I kind of rebelled and started helping pick up equipment and I was told real nice to get out of the pool. You see what I’m saying about motivation, I wanted to do what I wanted to do not what they were telling me to do. These people are there for my safety, well that is the same as Jesus telling us we should do or not do. He’s looking out for us. He wants to help us through life so we have a more abundant life. Jesus is at the door knocking, want you let Him come in and be your Savior and motivator. Have a blessed day. God Bless
Posted by Pat at 4:53 AM
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I wanted to share my story with you about Friday going to Walmart, first of all, you know the saying do not go to the grocery store when your hungry, well I didn’t listen to that advice and I went. I was just picking up a few things so I didn’t think I would be there long, but had to look at books and magazines, so anyway turned out to be longer, and guess what hit me, the urge to eat chocolate candy, I was hungry too. I want you to know that I picked up about 5 or 6 candy bars and looked at the calories and put all of them back and rushed to pick up the rest of my few things and got out of that store so fast, you would had thought I was a streak of lighting. But whew I made it through the store and did not eat any candy nor picked any up to eat later. I was kind of proud of myself, now I can’t get puffed up, but I really was proud that I didn’t give in to my desire for that chocolate. Now, if I can just remember this so I can get through the next huddle, it will be great. Temptation has a way to get a hold of us, so we need to be aware, I should take something with me so that I will always be prepared, but was just going to pick up a few things and that is what we all say to ourselves when we take that first bite.
I went back to water walking yesterday; it felt so good to be back in that nice cool refreshing water and moving again. I was very proud of myself because I was able to do 45 minute exercise workout this time, since I had the shot put in my neck, I’m moving so much better. I also walked another hour. I sure hope you have found some type of exercise that you can do to help you move and lose. I pray that some of my words will motivate someone so you will not sit for 5 years like I did. My daughter in Florida talked to me so many times about getting out that chair and moving, but I wouldn’t listen, I’m so thankful she did not stop trying to help me move and lose. God Bless and have a blessed day.
Posted by Pat at 6:34 AM
Monday, September 5, 2011
Losing weight isn't easy, you know that or we wouldn’t be counting and moving. You need not let setbacks get in the way of your quest for better health. Please “don't let a minor setback end your diet - they will happen and you can get past it". You need to keep your motivations up, and stay accountable for your actions, with Calorie count, face book page and through blogs. We are in a social networking society and we can get help from our friends and relatives though these outlets. So remember you can do it, just look at the things that are out here on the internet to help you push toward your goals. I know it has helped me with posting on my blog and using calorie count for keeping track of all my eating. I post even when I know I’m going to go over the amount because it makes me accountable. The next day I try to lower it to make up for what I did the day before. Let’s work our program and remember failure is not a word for us, success is our goal, even when we have a setback, getting on the program on the next bite is being successful.
My cravings for my favorite foods and big holidays with family gatherings are going to be hard. Those things will make it hard but just keep track of the intake and try to plan for these gatherings ahead of time, plus sometimes we need to treat ourselves with a little taste but then get right back on our plan. I just want to say we have to be ready to start our journey, I know I set for 5 years before I realized I had to do something. I did have health problems, but whatever the reason try to find something that will motivate you to just get started on moving and losing.
Have a Blessed day.
Posted by Pat at 8:11 AM
Friday, September 2, 2011
Well, its weigh-in-Friday. Just wanted to let you know that I stayed the same on my weigh in. I’m disappointed but I haven’t been able to move a lot this week, the pool was closed and with the arthritis acting up, it kind of made me move slower. I went to the Doctor yesterday and had my injection of steroid in my spine. It did cause me to have a bad headache all afternoon and this morning I still have it. But I’m feeling much better than Wednesday, I couldn’t take my arthritis medicine nor any pain pills, so my arthritis was giving me a little bit of a problem. I sure hope everyone has had a good week, I know there are people still suffering from the hurricane and I truly pray for all of all. I can’t imagine going through all the flooding and destruction that storm has brought to our home land. The pictures are just unbelievable. I hope and pray things will get better for all soon.
Well, what kind of week did you have, were you able to stay on your eating plan this week? I did a lot better than what I did the last week. So, I’m really happy about that even if I didn’t lose any weight, I worked my plan and stayed where I wanted to be. Not feeding my face. I sure hope everyone has a great weekend for this Labor Day, most of all I know the kids will be going back to school so I know a lot you ladies are probably glad about that. I miss my kids going to school. They were very wonderful years. When you’re going through the growing up years, you think they will never grow up but then one day you wake up and there leaving home to go to college, getting married, having babies and moving away to a new state. That’s what my girls did, one in Florida and the other in Colorado. Enjoy every minute you have with them, because it doesn’t take long for them to grow up.
Well, here’s hoping all have a great weekend this holiday, please stay safe and drive careful, if you’re traveling on the roads. God Bless and take care.
Posted by Pat at 4:01 AM