Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Years Resolution!

New Years Resolutions. Its that time of the year.

In January I decided that I wanted to read my Bible through this year and to lose weight!

Well my last post I spoke about my devotional that I have been using. You can read it here if you missed it.

So I will talk about what I am doing to try to lose some weight.

About a year after I had my fifth child I decided that I really wanted to lose weight so I began to pray about it because I knew that it would be so hard to do in my own strength.

The Lord led me to this book "The Weigh Down Diet" I began to read it and it had many things that really made a lot of sense.

I prayed and asked the Lord to help me and I began my weight loss.

Some of the things that the book spoke about was cutting back on my portions. Sounds simple right? It was hard for me. I was brought up to always eat what was on my plate.

Of course if the food tasted really good I did not really want to stop.

After eating this new way for a while it became easier and I lost 20 pounds. I was so excited!

I was feeling so much better but as you can guess I did not only have five children so I shortly became pregnant again. :) Sadly my old eating habits came right back and on came the pounds again.

Three children later now and I have decided that it is time to try to lose the extra weight again.

Here is one of my strategies that I am using. I will post again to share some other things that I am trying to do to help me lose some weight.

I realized that I needed to change my way of eating but one of the things that I had liked about "Weigh down" was that I was still eating my normal food just a lot less of it. Changing the way that I thought about food really made the difference.

In the "Weigh down program" I was taught a little more on how my body worked and how it used the food that I feed it.

God created us to feel hunger, when I needed to be feed. God also created us to know when enough was enough you know that " I am full feeling". Many of us ignore that feeling or we eat so fast that we have over eaten before that feeling of "I have had enough" signals us to stop eating.

By reducing the amount I eat I am also reducing the amount of calories I am consuming, and the amount of fat.

I also am trying to take a small plate to serve my food on. This helps a lot. I feel like my plate is full.

I am really trying to be in tune with my body while I am eating. Listening to that feeling that I am satisfied so I need to stop no matter how much is still on my plate. One thing that the author spoke about was eating what I liked on my plate the most first. So I adopted a motto for my self.

"Eat the Best and Leave the rest "

This has really helped me. If I want dessert after I would try to plan for that leaving myself still a little hungry.

I would really recommend this book it gave me a lot of good insight and ideas.

Now with that said I must also state that aside from this book I do not believe or agree with the author on other issues that she is dealing with.

As with any thing I took the information that was useful and discarded the rest.

In my next post I will share some other things that I am doing to make changes and to help me lose some weight.

God Bless, Kathy


joy said...

I think it is great that you want to loose weight and get health. My I reccomend weight watchers instead of weigh down woekshop.

I have down the weigh down workshop and did lose weight, but came to see it as a cult. Many people get so obesed with lossing weight that they begin to focus so much on it that they strave them self.

Yes eating less is good, but when you are barely getting this causes more problems for your body.

This women keeps telling us eat less, loss more weight. I got down to 100 pounds and still felt I was not thin enough. The leaders at the meetings told me, yes you need to lose more, you still have sin.

Please check out this link

We need to watch out for false people, you can get sucked up in this cult. I have seen so many good christian people get caught up in this. Don't think you can't or your to good of a christian. It can happen.

Weight watchers is so much better, you have xx amount of food you can eat a day, when your done your done. It is very balanced and the portions are small. It is much healthier too. I am know at a healthy weight of 120 and have stayed there for 3 years now !!

Good luck to you, I just felt I had to share. I have seen so many women get sucked in by this lady.

I will be praying for you. I would hate to see others get caought up in this.

Kathy and Rebecca said...

Joy, Thank you for your comment.
I agree with you 100%.

I do not agree with anything else that this women stands for. I am just saying that the book helped me. I think it helped me to not feel guilty if I stopped eating even if my plate still had food on it.

As I stated in my post I do not agree with her.

I only desire to lose some weight and this book helped me in a practical way to lose the weight that I needed to lose. I do not advise anyone to follow her.

Thanks again for your concern and for taking the time to email me.

God Bless, Kathy