Today is the last day of this column on Beliefnet.com. After over 12 years of daily writings on Beliefnet, I’m moving on. I thank God for this wonderful experience. As far as I’ve been told, I’m the last original Beliefnet contributing editor and writer; everyone else is new. Now, however, I need to make some […]
I think I told you, it was my birthday recently. I was treated to not one, but several really nice celebration meals — some homemade; a few at restaurants. I was given chocolates! Cake! Ice cream! I thoroughly enjoyed them, too.
Admittedly, I also gave myself a birthday present: a few extra pounds! So in my regular monthly weigh-in this morning, the need has again arisen to shed some weight.
What to do? Follow my own advice. First, I gave my life to God and asked for help. Second: I am recommitting to my “Joy of Weight Loss” food and activity plans. That means I am simply avoiding carbohydrates and higher-fat foods, and being sure to enjoy recreation, vigorously, for an hour a day.
I’m not going to do what I once did, going “diet crazy” attempting to suddenly shed the extra pounds in no time, by starving myself, or so severely cutting back, or depriving myself of things I love to eat. No. I’ve been there and done that way too much in my life. It doesn’t work, I know.
I will not be suddenly joining a difficult exercise program, or expensive gym, either. Just step up the pace on what I already do, but only a little.
Slow and steady wins the race, not the sudden sprint and stressful push that doesn’t last.
What are YOU doing to stay healthy, and maintain your weight? PLEASE COMMENT below!