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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Try it Tuesday

I've been running for over a year and have lost some weight. I am very thankful for that, but I know I have a few more pounds to shed... Like 15-20 would be awesome. I just want to be healthy.... not jiggly and out of breath after walking up the stairs. I do enjoy working out, but I know I can def. up my workout routine. I am currently in the process of doing that, but I think my biggest problem is what I eat and how much. I love food. Any kind... I'm not picky. I especially love junk food. My love for food certainly isn't helping the weight loss process.

I have several friends and family who have or are doing weight watchers and it has been very successful for them. I like that you can still eat what you want, but within reason. So... after talking with the hubs, I'm going to give weight watchers a chance. I began Jan. 1 and so far so good...true its only been 3 days, but its been very do-able. I will go to my first meeting this Thursday. I will then decide if I want to continue with the weekly meetings or go the online route or just do it on my own. I am very excited about this new adventure. I know it won't always be easy,but I'm willing to commit to becoming healthier. I will boldly say that on Jan. 1 I stepped on the scale and it read 161. Heffer. I do know that I don't want to see that number or anything close to it ever again. I'm not embarrassed to post my weight because I plan to keep you updated on the weight loss. And if thats not accountability I don't know what is!

I also know that in the next few years when Baby Jerkins comes I will put on a few pounds. I've just always known that I will be one of those that people see and go, "Wow, how many does she have in there?!" I am trying to avoid that at all cost! So I want to begin now eating healthier and staying in shape so when Baby Jerkins comes I won't exceed 200lbs and become a diabetic. Is that petty and sad? At first I thought so, but for me to be the wife and mom I need to be, beginning a healthier lifestyle is the best thing I could do for my family.

So smaller pants, toned legs, and lower numbers on the scale are definitely reasons to lose weight, but what got me the most was when I was reading Becoming God's True Woman. In the book there is a chapter on appearance. It said (and I"m not quoting because I can't remember it exactly...) We shouldn't strive to get healthy to please others or for the sake of appearance, but so that we can adequately serve the Lord no matter the circumstances. This stepped, jumped, and smashed all over my toes.

This doesn't mean I will deprive myself from my favorite foods, but it does mean I will make wiser choices in what I eat and how much I eat.

So here's to trying...

...for hopefully all the right reasons.


  1. You are not a heffer; you are beautiful and I am inspired by your discipline :-)

  2. Candace, I'm right there with you!! I am very excited about buckling down in 2011 and getting back to healthy habits (and my non-elastic waist band pants)!

  3. I've heard W.W. is a great program and especially because you can choose your own food. I think you made a good choice! One of my new year's resolutions is to exercise more often. I'm looking forward to reading that book!