As it is the beginning of a new year, it is also a beginning of a healthy Whitney! As many of you know, I have battled a weight issue for most of my life. I found success during college when I joined weight watchers and slowly started to see the weight melt off. Though I never got to my goal weight, I did lose 50 lbs and looked pretty thin for me :). Well, since I got married in August of 2007, i have gained back all but 10 of the lbs I lost. I have slowly slipped into terrible eating habits and have allowed myself to spiral out of control...and I'm done. I am done with being unhealthy and abusing my body. I know God calls our body a temple and my temple is in need of a better care taker. So, 2011 is my year. I'm doing this. I called this blog "2 lbs a week" because I really would like to lose 100 lbs. I realize that sounds drastic, but if I were to lose 100 lbs, I would be at my ideal weight for my height. I do, however, know that I might not need to lose that much. So it's goal I have set, but can leave open and change it. Honestly, any loss will be a victory for me. I invite you join me on my journey and follow me!
Here is my action plan:
1. I am already a member of weight watchers, but I am going to follow their Points Plus program and attend weekly meetings for accountability and to track my weight.
2. I am starting this journey with a detox. Its not a psycho one, but is a healthy way for me to jump start my journey. It's from the magazine Whole living and is a 4 week detox (http://www.wholeliving.com/photogallery/4-week-makeover#). Week 1 is the most intense-No caffeine, no alcohol, no carbs, no gluten, no peanuts, no dairy. I am modifying it a bit, mostly because my local HEB doesn't have millet...whatever millet is. So i am doing some substitutes. I'll post my menu and let you see what i'm eating!
3. Exercise. I have always been fairly active. I like to exercise and am pretty athletic. I am going to make it my goal to exercise 5 days a week. I need change to keep me from getting bored, so I am going to try to do different things. I 'll keep you posted on that adventure as well.
4. Pray-I believe this is glorifying God by allowing him to fully have my body and mind. I want to daily spend time with Him to be able to center myself and seek him in all I do. To trust him when things are hard and seek whole health-body, mind and spirit.
I encourage you to join me in this journey! 2 lbs a week! Here we go!