Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Constant Battle

I've never had any trouble losing weight until about seven years ago.  I'm 53.  Guess what happened around then?  Right!  So.o.o.o. I'm about fifteen pounds overweight and want to lose it.

I lost ten pounds last year and regained it ALL during November and December.  So depressing!  It's so hard for me to eat well consistently, because I LOVE sweets.  I can lose weight eating one piece of chocolate a day, but I can't just stop with one; I have to have four or five.  

It's a spiritual problem of lack of self-control.  I want to eat what's bad for me, because I like it. Green beans just don't have the same appeal as dessert for me.  I like most vegetables and fruit, but I LOVE dessert!

So, I'm really making it a matter of prayer plus using whatever other help I can get from other sources like the badge at right called Discretionary Food Challenge.  I found it on a blog called  ChileChews, and after reading her post about it, I think it'll help me be more mindful about what goes into my body through my mouth.

I'm exercising an hour a day already.  I'm not going to do more than that, so I'm going to have to be much more dilligent about what I eat.  It doesn't help any when my husband comes home with a case of chocolate covered pecans!  I've about made myself sick of them I've eaten so many.  So maybe they won't be a temptation any more.  I'll keep you posted...


laurel said...

yeah, I just think that if I have trouble losing weight at 27, what will it be like for me at 53?!! At least you had all those years without the struggle. Have you done the Lord's Table study before? It might help. It seems like maybe you have done it already.
And, you could put your scale in front of the pantry so that you have to step on it before you get anything to eat! Haha
My favorite is to plaster a big RETRO SATANA (latin for "get behind me satan") sign on the fridge door. :)

Chile said...

I'm glad the challenge logo will help keep mindful eating at the top of your thoughts. Best wishes with your efforts!

Katy said...

I need to lose about five pounds myself. I can tell that as I approach forty, my metabolism is slowing down. However, my main problems is that I don't get very much exercise. I've already been trying to moderate my intake of sweets. It is a weakness for me too!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Every time my insulin is increased, I gain weight... yuk!

I'm trying to do what my original diabetic nutritionist told me. She said to pick one day a week to eat a meal that I love, including my favorite dessert.

By having that to look forward to, it helps to get through the rest of the week. Most of the time. :)