An anxious heart weighs a woman down, but a kind word cheers her up. Proverbs 12:25

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

6 Weeks Weight Loss Update

It's going slower, but that is fine, at least the scales are going down and not up! My six weeks total weight loss is.... 35 lbs! The first two weeks it was 25 lbs. So the last four weeks it was 10 lbs. At first I was upset, but then I thought hey, the doctors didn't even think I could loose anything because I cannot do any weight bearing exercises (including walking) due to my bad knee. So 2 1/2 lbs a week is great! Just what we're suppose to loose!

I begin Physical Therapy today. They will show me exercises I can do without bearing weight and most of all stretches. My fibromyalgia is really bad. I will also have water therapy in the pool. I love that! I wish I could live in water! So pray about the therapy. We have to find the right balance that will help me and yet not hinder my fibromyalgia, arthritis, knees etc...

It still is not a difficult diet. I enjoy the variety of foods you get with Nutrisystem. I even have a difficult time getting in all the food I am to eat!

I really appreciate all your prayers. I know I can do all through through Christ who give me strength. Philippians 4:13.

Two Week Weight Loss Update

I have been on Nutrisystem for two weeks now.  So far I am doing great on the program.  For me this program words so far.  As I mentioned before I do not feel hungry or deprived on this program. 

Since Monday, June 20th I have lost..... drum roll please...... 25 lbs! 

I have to tell you something funny.  As many of you know, I don't hold back on what I share so here we go.  Before I started the program I had bought new undies and clothes because the summer clothes from last year were too small.  Well yesterday as I was putting on my "big girl panties" from before the weight loss I noticed that the waist band no longer is around my waist - it goes all the way up to under my bra!  Ha -ha!   I started laughing and I called Jim in to see and he said I look like one of those old men that wear their pants up high to their boobs!  Real sexy huh?  I then went into my closet to the section "too small" and I can wear some of last years clothes!!!  When I came into the living room Jim said," wow, I have not seen you wear that since last year!"  He is my biggest cheerleader.  He's a keeper. 

Keep praying for me to become a Healthier Me! 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Four Week Weight Loss Update

I cannot believe it has been four weeks since I have started on my quest for a Healthier Me.  The first two weeks I had lost 25 lbs.  The next two weeks I have lost 4 1/2 lbs.  I was a little disappointed this morning when I weighed myself.  My weight loss goal was reach 30 lbs lost.  I know, I know - I must praise the Lord for each pound lost.  Especially since my doctors would be pleased with 2 lbs a month since I am mostly sedentary due to my bad knee. I am to stay off the knee/leg as much as possible and do exercises for the top half of the body.  When the doctors feel I have lost enough  weight I will most likely have knee replacement surgery.

Anyway... my weight loss for 4 weeks is 29 1/2 lbs!  Please continue to pray for me as I continue on my journey of a Healthier Me.  I continue to enjoy being on the Nutrisystem weight loss plan.  I do not feel deprived or hungry.  On Saturday I had mom and Heather and family over for an early 4th of July picnic.  I was able to eat most of the food.  The biggest challenge I thought I would have was not eating mom's chocolate chip cake.  I did very well - while they ate cake I ate Nutrisystem's ice cream sandwich.  I could have had a choice of other great tasting desserts from Nutrisystem but I chose ice cream.  Today, July 4th Jim and I will go over to my cousin David's home for a picnic.  I will take a hot dog for him to grill  and I am bringing a veggie tray and fruit.  We'll have a good time of fellowship together as we continue to plan our family reunion picnic on August 27th. 

As we all celebrate the fourth of July with family picnics and fireworks, may we not forget to take time out of our special day to thank the Lord our God for allowing us to live in the greatest country in the world.  May we never forget that the freedoms that we have came at a cost - the shed blood of those who gave their all...their lives so we can continue to have the freedoms we still have in America.  And may we also be thankful for the One who shed His blood so that we can have eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

God Bless America and God Bless You.
An anxious heart weighs a woman down, but a kind word cheers her up. Proverbs 12:25