Weekly Quote

"The Gospel is a woman's first and most important discipline, for it is the source of godliness."
~ Barbara Hughes, Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Weekly Memory Verse

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.." 2 Peter 1:3

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Weight Loss Wednesday

So, where am I on my weight loss journey? Good question. My back went out again a couple weeks ago and I have been slowly nursing it back to health. So far, I haven't had to go to the chiropractor, so that's good. But to be honest, if I would of had the money to go without sacrificing something else, I would have gone already. It's been pretty painful. I'm hopeful that it's on the mend, but with my back...we'll just have to see. Unfortunately what is for certain, is no exercise. I can walk. Oh can I walk, so I will. But no strenuous aerobics, no core training (right now) none of the really good stuff that takes weight off! So, I've been frustrated. But I'm maintained my weight loss and not put it back on, so I'm grateful for that. Being stuck rejoicing in 8 pounds lost, is much better than being back where I started! Can someone give me an AMEN for that?! That's better than what I would have done in the past. In the past, I've always focused on the negative, gave up, and put it all back on.

So, my goals are to: 1)walk any chance I can get. 2)Drink LOTS of water to keep my metabolism up as high as I can. 3)Eat small, portioned and healthy meals ALL throughout the day, to keep metabolism up. 4)Not be sedentary during the day. My back is helping me with this, because in my normal day, the worst thing I can do for my lower back is sit! So that gives me motivation to stay on my feet which will burn calories over the course of a day!

So there you have it. I'm trying to keep a positive outlook and quit feeling sorry for myself. This is all about being healthy and changing my lifestyle anyway, the weight loss is just a product of those things. But in all honesty, if we do make this trip in August, it would be nice to be able to see our friends and family without all the weight I've put on since we saw them last! ((smile))


  1. Yes think positive while asking the Lord for continued strength. Sounds like reasonable goals. Hang in there and do what you can!! Blessings to you! ~Amy

  2. I think walking is the best exercise you can do, especially with back issues. And keeping healthy should always be the goal - eating properly and adequately. The extra pounds will come off in time. You may have plateau'd, which is common during weight loss. Keep up with the healthy eating and the rest will come on its own. God will bless your efforts.

  3. Kritilea, I pray you feel better soon. I am sorry you are having back pain. Praying you will be healed and feel better soon.

    Thank You for being the amazing and caring lady you are. Even when you are in pain you take your time to write to others and pray for them. I am blessed to have you as a friend and blessed I can be a part of your beautiful and inspiring blog.

    I pray you all get to go on your trip. Family is so important and getting out would do you good. Much Love and Blessings, Audrey

  4. Maintaining your weight loss IS an accomplishment. You are not losing ground - that's great! When your back is ready to cooperate, you will be ready to pick up right where you left off and not have to get back to that 8 lb loss you are all ready enjoying! Renew your mind to see that this diversion may be God doing something else in your life right now and maybe losing weight is supposed to take 2nd place at the moment. He knows what He is doing! Amen!