Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Weight Loss Wednesday

 Good News: I'm down 1.1 pound since last week. Very happy about this. I am trying to eat more mindfully, paying attention to whether or not I am actually hungry, and only eating when I genuinely am. (and only eating what is necessary, not as much I as I want!!)

Overall Loss: Down 4.1 pounds. That's cool.

All kinds of reasons to lose weight: I want to stay healthy. I want to keep up with my grandchildren. I want to go easy on the aging joints. And I want to be good to the body God has given me. I want to honor His gift by taking good care of it.

God is good. All the time.

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Weight Loss Wednesday

 Good news! I'm down 3.4 pounds! That's over two weeks since I didn't post last week.

Why didn't I post last week? Because I was very sick with a gastrointestinal bug. Yeah, very sick. Yes, yes, that does account for some of the loss. But a loss is a loss, right? I didn't gain it back after my recovery.

Note to self: Keep eating mindfully. Do NOT eat when you are not hungry and DO stop when you are full!

 Am I serious about want to lose weight or not. Being serious means not trying to eat as much as I can get away with. It means eating as little as I need. :-)

Here's moving forward!

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Weight Loss Wednesday

 OK! Good news. I am down. I am down two pounds from last week and 2.8 overall. (Because I had a gain one week.)

Note to self: Good job eating mindfully. I have to continue not just eating for fun, but only if I'm hungry. Also need to stop when I'm full. Keep reminding myself that this is not a matter of eating as much as I can get away with. It's a matter of eating healthfully and only as much as I need.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Weight Loss Wednesday

 Well, it's another Weight Loss Wednesday. I've lost a measly .8 pounds from last week. Pretty pathetic.

Overall, I am still a pound up from when I started two weeks ago. This is not good. Time to wake up and remind myself, maybe many times a day, that I will not lose weight unless I eat less food. 

I must eat only when I'm hungry and stop when I am full. That's it.

Hopefully this week will go a little better. Time to get serious. Do I want to eat whatever I want, whenever I want, or do I want to lose weight? That's the question. I hope I know the answer.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Weight Loss Wednesday!

 All right. I have to confess. I am UP 1.8 pounds. I write this having just finished a small bowl of sweet potato chips that I did not need.

Notes to Self

Eating when I am not really hungry is not in my best interests. If I want to lose weight I must stop eating for fun. God does not want me to waste food by putting in my mouth food that I do not really need.

Time to get serious. My daughter is getting married next year. Wouldn't I like to wear something in a good size, instead of looking for a dress that does not look too bad at this weight? Yes, I would.

Extra weight is hard on the joints. Nuff said? I'm getting older. I want to be able to have maximum mobility.

OK. Next week I hope to do better. And I pledge to work a little harder this week. Bottom line? No eating for fun.

Anyone else working on this? How is it going?

Wednesday, October 05, 2022

Weight Loss Wednesday

 My daughter has pointed out to me that years ago I had a blog post thread called Weight Loss Wednesday. She read me some of the posts. Hehe. Could hardly remember writing those.

Anyway, I've decided to start it again. I will not tell you my weight. But I weighed myself today and next week on Wednesday I will confess to either a loss or gain or no change.

Feel free to join in in the comments. I think even this little bit of accountability (having to put it in writing) will help me stick to my goals.

I don't have as much to lose as last time but good health is important, especially as I get older. Well, everyone is getting older. Let's face it.

I told my daughter how old I would be on my next birthday. Her response. Haven't you been that old for the last 5 or 6 years? I am not lying about my age! She is revealing her perception of me as, well, pretty old. I am, after all, more than 40 years older than she. Yeah. Bonus baby. And a lovely one at that! I have two bonus babies actually. Unusually special gifts from God. Unusually special because they are rather rare. I am blessed with three daughters, but two after my fortieth birthday.

God is so good!

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Heirlooms Revisited

This is my grandson. As he made little lines by pulling his fingers against the nap of the fabric on this chair my thoughts went back some sixty years.

I used to do the very same thing when I was a little girl. It was fun. And all you had to do was brush your hand over the fabric again and the lines would disappear.

My brother and sister and I had all done it. Then I realized not only did I do that myself but I did it on this exact same chair which was in my grandmother's living room. I can remember it so clearly. The chair has been reupholstered several times, but it's the same chair. I explained to my grandson that I had also done that when I was little and that the chair belonged to my grandmother then.

I tried to explain to him who my grandmother would be in relation to him. I was kind of shocked to realize that the woman I remember so clearly was his great-great grandmother! Two greats!! I think it was kind of hard for him to imagine that his nana had a grandmother.

Yeah. Started feeling kind of old. Just kind of. ;-)

And check out this picture! I think it's better than I ever remember drawing! Both of those grandparents were artists-- musicians. My grandfather also made oil paintings in his retirement. I bet they're both smiling at this work of their great-great grandson on the furniture that used to grace their living room.

Somehow we remain connected by threads of memory to those who went before us. And somehow, I am quite sure, they must be pleased. God rest their souls.