Friday, January 2, 2009

A Resolution?? The Joys of Dieting!

Well, here we are in 2009 and still overweight! However, I am determined to do what I can to lose the weight this year. I have noticed other friends who have blogged about this same topic and are determined to lose weight in '09. I wish them success!

To help with motivation and tracking my journey of loss, I joined a really cool website called They have a nutritional tracker which gives you a suggested menu for each day, counting the calories, carbs, protein and fat grams you intake. Their exercise tracker helps you build a custom plan for your lifestyle and goals.

I WILL lose weight....Slowly...50 pounds over 12 months averages a little over 4 pounds a month. I am challenging Mark and Marissa to lose weight as well and challenge all 5 of us to exercise regularly!!!! I am tracking all 5 of us through SparkPeople so that we can each see how successful we can be at getting healthy.

It is time to take control of our health, physically AND spiritually. Along with the diet and exercise, we will endeavor to spend less time on the computer and more time reading and learning the Word of God. We have already made strides with making the Bible first priority yesterday. We read and discussed several chapters from Proverbs and Psalms and we prayed together as well.

Are these resolutions? Probably....but not ones we are going to break!!

In Jesus' name, we have the strength to overcome our physical weaknesses of junk food and lack exercise! In Jesus' name, we have the power to overcome our prideful ways, lack of spiritual growth, and the power to stand strong in the face of compromise around us.

I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me! So can Mark, Rissa, Jessi and Justin!
As well as YOU my blogger friend!!