The Beginning…..

The beginning of a new path, well, sort-of a new path. I am beginning a weight-loss regimen.

I have been to the doctors. Yep, my Christian doctor. For which I am very thankful that the Lord put into my life.

An update on my health, My Bp was up today, 150’80, so not good. But overall, I am pretty healthy. Doc went over my numbers from my last blood draw and other than the good  cholesterol numbers, it looked great. The good C is not terrible, but with some exercise it will go up. He upped my Metformin ( for my PCOS) to 1500mg daily and I continue on my bp meds.

Doc gave me some papers to check over and told me about some local programs that are free that I can join.  I have a lot to loose. I weight 320 ( down 2 pounds from last month) And I want to do it in a year and a half. I want to be at my goal weight of 150 by my wedding anniversary of July 21, 2013.

This is the plan, I am still going Gluten Free. With that, I am cutting out soda’s. All sodas.

My doctor wants me to keep a food diary as well as an excerize diary and meet back with him in 4 weeks. So, on Friday, I plan on buying a small tablet that will fit in my purse. I thought of using my phone, but we plan on changing phones here in a month or so, so I am not sure if I will have an android type of phone or not. So, I want to have pen and paper. I also plan on to update through one of the many online programs. I am not sure though which ones I will use. I have used Sparkspeople in the past and I am looking at FitDay at the moment. So, I will have to update this post when I find one that I like.

I also do still plan to use The Lord’s Table. With the Lord’s Table, I really enjoyed the feedback I recieved before. I also really enjoy getting into the scriptures that deal with being overweight.

At a local church ( not the one I attend) there is a fitness center and they use P90X style workout and that is twice a week, so with my husband’s aproval, I will be attending this. This actually scares me. The church also has a walking ring and many different machines. I am excited about that part. The best part, is there is a free community time. So, I hope to be able to do this as well as many days a week as I can. On the days that I can not do this, I have a walking DVD that I will be using. Walking Away the Pounds I believe is the name.

I want to be healthy, I have said this much before. I am again looking at Weight Loss Surgery. My insurance wants me to do a 6 month diet program. I rather not have surgery, my doctor does not want me to have surgery. So, my goal is NOT to have surgery. However, it might be in my future.  But, starting tomorrow, I am beginning this new adventure full force. Everything I do, will be set around me getting healthy.

Want to join in?  Link up in the comments.

I am going to add in this picture, I am the same weight in this photo as I am right now. So, it will work for me.

Weight 320

Change

I am not much for change, as in, I love it, but at the same time, change makes me scared. Not as in I saw a spider scared but maybe wondering of what is going to come next.

See, God and I had a conversation today, it went something like, God why am I a failure at this parenting thing. He of course reminded me I am not a failure and he reminded me that he careth for me. But, there are some things I need to change.

I need to change some bad habits. I need to make some good habits.

I deactivated Facebook. ……

again….

I know, I hear ya, I have done this before.

I need time to reflect. I need a moment to remind myself what my job is. I have to get a grip on my personal reality.

I need a better relationship with My God! How are my children going to learn to love God and put Him first when I am sorely not doing well in this area.

So, if I am blogging, great, if not, that is good too.

What’s even more amazing is that while I writing about change, I just wrote my 200th post on this blog. Yeah Me!

Gluten-Free

So, since about 85% of PCOS sufferers have issues with gluten, I am going to do a trial next month, of 2 weeks, but wanting to go the entire month of nothing but gluten-free items. We are also going to try caisson free as well. My son Cody is going to join me in this trial. He has PDD-NOS and has some nasty violent moods lately. So much so, we have considered calling the police on him.

Some of the sites we plan on learning from and gaining recipe’s and experience from are:

Nourished Living Network~ It is relatively new.

Cooking Traditional Foods

Health Home Happy

 

I look forward to new adventure. I hope to blog about it, but we shall see. We plan on starting next month. I have a couple of weeks to research what I need to purchase.

Sewing To Do List

I decided to post on my blog what I am planning on sewing in the coming weeks and months. I have quite the list. Some it will be done, some will not.

I think I want some sort of accountability. So, I hope to find a sewing blog that does a link up or such once a week. If not, maybe I will do it?

Anyone want to do a link up or know of one? Let me know in comments.

 

To Do:

10 baby sleepers, various sizes for the granddaughter

10 dresses various sizes and colors

burp clothes

flannel wipes

2 Maternity skirts for Casey

jean skirts for a couple of girls I know

2 skirts for me

PJ shorts for the 3 boys, 3 pairs each

PJ shorts for the husband

Arm bands for the husband for work

Headband thing for Jamie for work

a couple of tops for me

baby outfits for Casey

purse for me and one for Casey

Crib sheets for grand child,

a fitted sheet and top sheet for my bed??

 

While I am in the process of sewing, I really need to straighten my sewing area up. Go through the items I will use, and donate, consign, or sell what I won’t.

So, that is my short list. Hopefully I can work on it and stay at it. I want to sew up my stash so I can replenish it.