June 12, 2011: I'm a 47 yo mother of 9. I'm not going to look like a 20 year old. However, I have YOUNG kids and plan to be around awhile. I need to be healthy. I believe God has a purpose for my life and I want to be as fit as I can, for as long as I can, to be as useful as I can for His kingdom.
The SAD (Standard American Diet) isn't going to produce the results I need. In the past I charted a course following the advice of Deb (Dietitian) and a trainer from Goodfellow AFB. I was also influenced by the "Traditional Diet" and Dr. Rex Russell. I summarize Deb, the dietitian here and the trainer on exercise here. I still believe this could be a health lifestyle for most people. I lost 40 lbs....then had a miscarriage, a "thyroid storm," and extended pcs....gained it all back.....so I'm starting again....as of June 12, 2010.
Update - October 2012: Since writing the above, I've realized I need to deal with some root issues (you can read about that in Why Vegan). Even on the healthy regime listed above, and doubling cholesterol meds, my cholesterol continued to rise, migraines were frequent, my blood pressure was rising and I hadn't lost weight. God impressed on me that Jesus is the WAY for every situation in my life and I was to "Follow Him to Freedom." This led to a 6 week Daniel Fast....the results were amazing (again you can read Why Vegan for more details) and the doctor told me to stay with this plan. He thinks I can be off meds, except thyroid. I'm learning many things - some of which I'm blogging. I'll try to remember to link below or label with healthy living. Since August and this "drastic" change, I've lost
My motto had been:
Past Posts dealing with a "Healthy Lifestyle"
What the Bible Says About Healthy Living - Rex Russell, MD - book review
Seven Pillars of Health - Don Colbert MD - book review
Never Say Diet - Chantel Hobbs - book review
Things that Make me go HMMMM....post about workout and heart rates
The Thyroid Diet - Book review
Jared's Thoughts on the day we went organic. ::snort::
Staying Well Why the Good Life is so bad for your Health - book review
What About Protein - Feb 26, 2011
Following Him to Freedom
Why Vegan - Sept 19, 2012
Healthy Journey Part 2 - Oct 3, 2012
More on that Food Thang - Dec 8, 2012
Eat to Live (Dr. Fuhrman) - Reviewed Dec 2, 2012
Every Body Matters (Gary Thomas) Reviewed Mar 17, 2013
Made to Crave (Lysa Terkeurst) Reviewed Mar 17, 2013
My Sugary Idol - April 1, 2013
And now....I'm going to do something I've never done - post photos and WEIGHT. LOL
|May 2010 - 180 lbs - not o.k. My heaviest - months of neglecting self care|
|Nov 2011 160 lbs - Springfield OR|
Maintained and didn't lose more for a year and then.....gained 6 lbs during Dec trip and more in March...
|Sept. 3, 2012 at Sea of Japan - 158 lbs|
|Oct 20, 2012 - 147 lbs|