Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday's Musings ~ A New Start ~ 4/14/14



I read an article today on the internet about 13 women who had lost over 100 lbs. I wish I were one of them. It made me really sad. If I just would have stayed committed any of the numerous times I "started", I could be one of them. But I'm not.

Can I ever be? I question myself. Is it even possible? I think of the phrase "if you believe it, you can achieve it." But I honestly don't know if I can. I know I should be thinking positively. Especially with with the title of this post and wanting a "new start".  I'm just being honest with myself.

Being honest with myself. Maybe that is the key.

I had a check-up last Thursday and my dr. asked me about my exercise and diet. I could honestly tell him that I had started walking again and lowered my Dr. Pepper to one a day and the rest of the day I am drinking water. He said that was the picture of a healthy lifestyle to which I scoffed. I told him I was a long way from being that. His reply:

"A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step."

I, being me, need to have a plan. So what is my Thousand Mile plan?  My new start?

I wish I could go out there and do a 10 mile run but right now I'm lucky to make it walking 1 mile. So I need to be honest with myself about my limitations and where I am right now. What can I do RIGHT now?

Exercise: I will walk 1 mile a day Monday-Friday. When I get to the point that I'm ready to move it to 2 miles, I will.

Drink: One Dr. Pepper a day. (Maybe I can try to find Diet Dr. Pepper? That is a thought. I'll look when I go for groceries.) The rest of the day I will drink water.

Food: I've been debating what plan to use. What to do? What to do?

Any suggestions?  Any tips?  I'd love to hear from you.



4 comments:

  1. Diet Dr. Pepper is a great drink! But even better would be water or sparkling water, at least there would be no sugar substitutes. Personally, dieting is probably the hardest task to stick to but I find if I abstain from sweets & things with sugar, after a few days, the cravings stop. Then I stick to fruits & veggies & of course, protein. May God plant in us the determination & focus to stay healthy. Blessings!

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  2. Good for you! Losing weight is HARD!! Just a note on the Diet sodas....the artificial sweetener can make it even harder to lose weight, plus they are even worse for you than sugar...... Drinking a lot of water - or water with some lemon in it or herb teas can help (I need to do this more). Also, I find that when my body is getting the correct nutrients and enough of them, I don't tend to crave foods, so I am trying to get that figured out again. Keep up the good work. :) Thank you for posting.

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  3. It is true that even diet sodas are not good for you, but if you just have to have one Diet Dr Pepper taste pretty good. A few years ago I decided to get healthy and lose a little weight, so I cut out white flour, sugar and cokes. I lost about 20 lbs in about 3 months, just with those little changes. If you are a chocoholic like I was, it may be hard at first to kick the sugar habit. After about a week I didn't crave sweets of any kind.

    I kept those 20 lbs off for a while and slowly I started drinking coke again, then white flour and yep you guessed it, sugar! I gained the weight back and a few more. So once again I am trying to eat healthier and drink water instead of coke. I add a little lemon to my water, and it helps.

    Good for you though, you are taking baby steps and are walking. You will get there!

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  4. Loosing weight is soooooo hard!! I am not too overweight but four years ago I had gained over 20 pounds and found how hard it is to take it off. I gained back 5 pounds and although that sounds like just a little, once some pounds come on more are sure to follow.

    I KNOW you CAN do it!! You really can!! Walking a mile is great. Have you ever heard of T-Tapp?? You should look into it. It has helped me a LOT.

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