Resolution? I’m Not Too Sure…
Hey Blawgers! Have you made resolutions? I am not sure I am going to. It’s NOT like I can’t use a little more kindness towards others or a little more discipline to keep my house clean… I mean… who COULDN’T use some of THAT? (Well, my mother-in-law’s house is the cleanest thing ever! Even her friends are stumped in how she pulls it off… but that’s for another post!)
I guess if I made a resolution it would have to be to lose weight. Not work out more because (with the exception of the past month) I am usually pretty good about meeting some friends at the gym just after dropping of kids at school. SO that really isn’t the issue.
IT’S APPARENTLY THE EATING! WHO KNEW??
So, I guess there are a few reasons that I really need to lose about 50 pounds.
#1. I don’t really try very hard at all to be disciplined about what I eat. Just this morning in my quiet time (of course the Bible says something about this… TODAY! as I am contemplating it all) I read about taking care of my temple and being disciplined to take care of myself. It even mentioned that when we are unhealthy eaters it can affect us spiritually too because we just feel bad about ourselves when we put bad things in our bodies. Thing is… I did not feel too bad about that candy bar that I ate last night while watching a movie with my hubby. I just didn’t!!
Apparently I should.
#2. I come from a family that is overweight and who deal with high blood pressure and cholesterol. Even my younger brother is on blood pressure meds. And my dad has had 2 heart attacks in the past, and they were both when he was much younger. It’s not good. Now, I am not dealing with any of that per se… it’s just that I COULD… AND I am approaching 40.
#3. I am approaching 40.
#4. I would REALLY like to wear some of the cute clothes that many of my friends wear. Being bigger does have it’s drawbacks in this department… and in the department store!
#5. I think I would just really feel better about myself as a whole. I don’t think I have low self-esteem, but I do think that if I were a little more disciplined and a little less heavy I would just feel better. Don’t you?
#6. My dad has terrible knees and joint problems, and my knees tend to hurt too. I think if both of us lost the weight it would take a tremendous strain off of them and we would… AGAIN.. feel better.
There’s a recurring theme here.
I’m just sayin’.
So anyway… I got this thing from Weight Watchers and every time I talk to my doctor about my weight she recommends using WW because she says it’s most logical and it’s easy because you still eat foods that you enjoy. I know it’s true because I have walked this path before… several times unfortunately! I am definitely a yo-yo dieter! I can lose it… and then gain it… all in a year’s time. It’s GOTTA be a lifestyle change!
Well, ya’ll give me some feedback. Are you where I am? Do you make a resolution to lose weight or do just gradually make changes in your life to help it be more of a lifestyle change? (Come on lurkers! CHIME IN!)
I do know one thing… SOMETHING’S gotta change! And I think it’s gotta be me!!