Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Live Well Wednesday

I lost two pounds!!!

I lost two pounds!!!

The big thing is that I did it without major effort, just by making small changes that, truthfully, I didn't even really notice.

For years I've been trying to do big, dramatic changes and expecting MAJOR results INSTANTLY. And I get frustrated, bored, tired, you name it. And then I quit.

But this time I'm not quitting. I am recognizing that Rome (and my waistline) wasn't built in a day, nor will it be undone in a day.

Did I have a perfect week? No, not by far. But I did make more positive choices than negative ones. That's gonna be my ticket I think. And, hopefully over time, those choices will become second nature to me and easier to make. I hope to get to the point where it's not even a choice, but just a natural instinct.

Thanks to all of you for your positive comments and encouragement last week. It meant the world to me. I have a long way to go still, but I know that by going slow and steady, I can indeed win this race.

Today I began a Women's' Bible Study at our new church. The opening song was by Casting Crowns, a truly amazing Christian band with amazing lyrics. This song, The Voice of Truth, talks about how things in our lives constantly throw up in our faces our past failures, but that we much CHOOSE to listen to the voice of truth - God - rather than the voices of those who would tear us down. The One who is with us in all things, in all struggles. The One who will be glorified when we conquer our sins and addictions. The One who gives us strength.


Mylinda said...

Whoo Hoo!! Two pounds is awesome!! Congrats on being "on your way"! You'll just be a little skinny minnie when I see you again!! lol Maybe I will be, too?!? Keep going and keep your eyes on your goal! :-)

Nanny said...

Congratulations on your weight loss!

Thanks for including the video, I had not heard that one and it was very encouraging!


Miss*Suzanne said...

Congratulations!!! I think it's finally sinking in with me too...little changes make bigger differences!

Great job! \O/

Becky said...

Congrats! That is fabulous! Every pound makes a difference in how we feel!! And little things do add up!!
(Love that song!)

kate ortiz said...

that's great, lori! i've got a couple of great book recommendations for you if you are interested. these books helped us change the way we eat - for the healthier. and there were no real big or dramatic changes. the ideas in them helped omar drop some pounds and me shed the baby weight.

"real food: what to eat and why" by nina planck
"the omnivore's dilemma" by michael pollan (anything written by him)

i've blogged about them so this might be overkill if you've read those posts!

ValleyGirl said...

Congratulations, Lori!! I'm trying too, to just make small changes. I think I may need to step it up just a notch or two, though, because after several weeks using this approach, I haven't seen any results!!

stacey said...


Be sure to check out my posts today and tomorrow-you might find something helpful!

Anonymous said...

Wow, two pounds is amazing! Great job , keep living well!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Sister I'm right there with you! One step at a time! No turning back and giving up! Marching on even when I fall! "The Voice of Truth" is one of my theme songs!

Love Bears All Things said...

You did it, you did it, you did it!!!! Yea!! Just keep on keeping on with what you did last week. Its working.
Mama Bear


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