Jump Start Your Health

Jump Start Your Health In August I had enough of feeling lousy, tired, and feeling my heart flutter. I knew I was not eating in a way that producing good health- ice cream, cookies, cake, are not parts of a well-balanced diet. In my head I knew I needed to change things around drastically. However, the will power to do so was just not there. In the evening I would crack and grab a few cookies from the pantry or {Read More}

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.  How do you make a lifestyle change? One step at a time. When we decide that we are going to lose weight, we begin to think of all of the things we need to do in order to reach our goals. Eat better. Consume fewer calories. Drink more water. Exercise. Where many of us run into trouble is in trying to tackle all of {Read More}

Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward   One of our son’s favorite movies is Disney’s “Meet the Robinsons.” It is a sweet story of a little boy named Lewis who is able to go forward in time to meet his future family and self. Lewis discovers that eventually his life’s motto will be “Keep Moving Forward.”   This month, God has had to remind me through His Word that even in weight loss “Keep Moving Forward” is an important phrase to remember.   {Read More}

The Value of Accountability

The Value of Accountability When you begin your weight loss journey, you are filled with enthusiasm, the thrill of getting up early to hit the gym or jump into your exercise routine, the sudden love of all things healthful, and the image of what you expect to look like is fresh in your mind. After a week of early rising, saying yes to huge salads and no to that caramel frappaccino, and enduring the ache in muscles you didn’t know {Read More}

One Pound = 4 Sticks of Butter

One Pound = 4 Sticks of Butter   As my daughter and I worked on her math last week, we did a series of rote memorization’s of math facts. 1 minute = 60 seconds 1 hour = 60 minutes 1 day = 24 hours 1 pound = 4 sticks of butter Okay that last one wasn’t really there but it was exactly what I thought as we were reciting. Ten years ago I began a weight loss plan that really {Read More}