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.