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, October 6, 2010

Weight Loss/Health-Wise Wednesday

Hello everyone! Good Wednesday morning to you! Well, I have lost 2 pounds this week, and I am grateful for that! It's definitely in the right direction! With that being said though, I think I am going to change my posts for Wednesdays.

The good news...I am now going to be able to see a doctor for the first time in 3 years! Praise the Lord! God is so good! I am so thankful for this opportunity. I am praying that I will finally get a diagnosis and a plan for moving forward! So, depending upon what the diagnosis is, some medicines I may have to take will actually cause increased appetite and/or weight gain. So, I don't want to focus on what I weigh. I still want to lose weight, but I want to do it by focusing on health...eating good foods and exercising, not on weight alone. My dear friend Arlene has been posting on Wednesdays for quite some time, and she calls her posts, Health-Wise Wednesdays. I think that's great, and I think that's what I'm going to do. I'm also going to switch gears a little and focus more on being healthy and all that it involves, rather than just on losing weight.

Part of my health issues is extreme fatigue at night. It makes it very hard to cook good dinners some nights. Another friend of mine, Ann, gave me a recipe for the crockpot yesterday. I already had everything on hand, and it turned out great! I even threw the chicken in the pot frozen, and it was still done on time! I used:

1 1/2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast,
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken variety (dark and light meat)
3/4 jar of barbecue sauce (I think she said the ideal is 1 1/2 cups)
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp mustard (I just squirted in some honey mustard..quite a bit for some spice)
tsp Worcestershire sauce

I cooked it on low for 7 hours and they were more than done! I could of stopped it sooner had I been home, but the chicken was still tender and juicy! If you leave the skin on, I think your supposed to broil it first, but I don't ever leave the skin on, skin is unhealthy. I poured a little bit of water in it too, since I didn't have enough barbecue sauce. It was sooo good! Normally, I would wake cornbread with it, but since I was so late getting home, we just heated up some frozen rolls in the microwave. We will definitely have this one again! Thanks Ann!


  1. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - the crockpot is the greatest invention of the 20th century. Not only is it a time saver, and energy efficient, foods prepared in the crockpot are healthier because you can use leaner cuts of meat and still have them be tender and juicy. I think I'll add some crockpot recipes on my blog. Crockpots are a homemaker's dream appliance!

  2. You might also consider reading up on wheat sensitivity. It causes people to feel fatigued. And most people in this country do not eat a balanced diet, so they're actually way high on carbs (including fruit - veggies have just as many antioxidants and are a complex carbohydrate so they are better for you) and low on protein. Hardly anyone actually eats a 'balanced' diet, balanced in proteins and carbs with some good fats thrown in there to keep our brains and everything else working properly.

    So, knowing all this, do I always live by it?? Of course not. (Remember the pumpkin cheesecake?? Well, I suppose it was actually better than a box of DOTS.) I should, for I KNOW what is the right way to eat. I try, and sometimes I do well and sometimes I fail. But I don't give up. I start again with what I know to be true.

    And one thing I've read that I think helps immensely with the fatigue issue - never eat a carb without an accompanying protein.

    You might enjoy reading some of the articles on nutrition from Karen Hurd's website. They're so interesting and she's helped so many people!