02 January, 2006

Hey, Hey, Hey...

Well, it is time to face up to the damage I have done for the last several weeks as I endulged myself on all the Christmas goodies. Errr... should I say OVER-endulged. For the past month, I would walk past the bathroom scale and say, "Nope, not until the holidays are over." Well, they are over... and I could not believe that in the past 5 or 6 weeks I have put on 11 pounds. Add that to the 20 pounds I wanted to lose and ...well, you can do the math.
I cannot believe I have done this to myself! But I am going to do something about it. No diets this time. It is time for some changes in my life.
2005 was a terrible year for me concerning my physical health. I have to ask myself how much of it was my fault because I do not get enough exercise and I have terrible eating habits. My problem really is that I get so busy that I do not take the time to eat right. I will often not eat all day long and then stuff myself in the evening when I come home, and I know this is terrible for my body.
When I do eat, it is usually a quick run through McDonald's or Wendy's... no need to say more. It is time for some changes in my life.

I am going to do this in a very open way, so as to make myself accountable, and I am asking my family and friends... and even those in cyber space, to do just that.
I want you to ask me how I am doing... hold my feet to the flame.
I will be 47 in a few weeks. I want to live to see my grand kids grow up and spoil them rotten. And I don't want to just live... I want to live well.
If the Lord tarries his coming, I want to be healthy enough to keep pastoring until I am 70. Call me crazy... that is what I want to do.
So I am making some changes. I don't want to do a crash diet. I want to do this right. It is my goal to lose 31 pounds this year.
As of this morning... I hit the scale at a whopping 216. By this time next year, I want to be at 185. I can do this. I know I can. I know I must.
So I ask all my friends and family to help we with this.
Hold me accountable and when you see slipping, remind me of this post.


Henry Haney said...

Pastor I don't think you are anywhere near "F. Albert" status- LOL

Seriously though- I do appreciate your candor and honesty- I haven't set any exact weight-loss goals for myself, but I will join together with you for some accountability because I definitely need to shed a few (ok well more than a few) pounds. It's all the sweets that end up getting me in trouble!!!

Happy New Year!

Libby said...

I'm with you, hon. I need to lose about 15 lbs. I started today.

Phil Hoover, Chicago said...

Okay Darrell, you asked for it...here it is:

"Weight loss" is more than just adjusting our eating habits---it means an adjustment for all of our habits.

I'm not overweight, but my physician wants me to drop at least 15 lbs this year. And I want to drop at least 15 this year, if not more.

But I realize that "dropping" those pounds means that I will also have to drop some other things as well....

Some of them are physicial. Some of them are spiritual, and some of them are emotional.

But remember that we can do it.

Anonymous said...

Hey in a few weeks I'll lose at least 20 lbs in a couple of hours....

want to know my secret? hehehehe I'll go into labor *grins*

Of course I'll get to deal with the extra stuff I put on during the pregnancy...

I just had to be silly for a moment. Hang in there and set mini goals for yourself.. much easier that way!

Christa ( PT - Pastor Troy's wife )

Neil said...

I think the key is consistency, just like it is in anything else. We see the need and for whatever reason want to make the change, but doing it and sticking with it is an entirely different story! I've losts allot weight but gained much more...well I might not have really lost allot...but some!

I need to lose and keep off about 15-20 pounds...maybe 25...getting started is an issue, but the problem with me is once I lose it I think it's gone to make more room. So like Phil said, it's about attitude and making other changes. Go ahead Darrell, start losing and while I'm thinking about it you just do it.

I'm with you...well sort of, I'm all for you losing weight and am working on me...Such a big help I am huh!