Well the journey is on. On July 31, 2011 I will be embarking on a week long cruise. A vacation that by then will be much needed. Before this cruise, I’m embarking on another journey. To lose 100lbs in 1 year. For those that know me, you know that this is not only a needed goal but a good one. The 100lbs breaks out into 8-10 lbs per month and is definitely an attainable goal.
My starting weight, 340. Yup you read that right. I didn’t get here over night and I won’t lose it overnight either. I believe that I’m finally ready for this journey in so many ways. Along the way there will be peaks and valleys, I know. I will have victories and defeats but the key is consistency. Many have asked how I plan to reach this goal. Well…living the basics, that is how. Eating when hungry, stopping when satisfied. excercise daily, get out of the house on weekends and keep variety in my life. Sounds too basic. Well, if you consider that most of my weekends over the last couple years have been spent in a recliner, that my food has been whatever is quick and easy and that going to a gym or “working out” have never been fun for me, then you will get that the basics are what I need.
Nothing extreme, no weird diets or “biggest loser” workouts. Being consistent in eating the right foods (real food, prepared in the kitchen and not from a box) is going to be a huge challenge. Daily exercise is very hard and I’m trying to move my gym time to before work as my evenings can fill up with other meetings. I’m not a morning person anymore.
So, in one month, I will update again. I figure month updates are enough on this little journey for the world to read. Now I will also be posting about photography trips, church and other events in my life. If I inspire you, great…If I entertain you, that’s okay…if you are bored, read something else.
The verse on my calendar for the month is Psalms 25:4-5 Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for Your are the God of my salvation, on You I wait all the day.
I pray I can apply this as I’m on this journey. Lord, teach me what you need to teach me as I work towards being healthy and whole. I can’t do this alone and I know you are with me as I take on this challenge. Without you Lord, I am helpless but with you I am strong.