I decided this year would be the one I get back on track to lose weight and meet my goal weight (140 lbs). Losing weight isn't easy, but I have been less active and eat whatever I want. So I'm trying two new things: be more active and eat on a meal play. Every day, I make a menu for myself with what food I will eat. They're not always a hard plan, but I do my best to keep to the food allotted to me. This has helped me not over snack. I'm also trying to include fruit, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and healthy fat in my menu each day. During this COVID pandemic, I'm teleworking at home, which means I am cooking a lot more than I normally do. I have been making healthy changes to my cooking (whole wheat lasagna noddles instead of regular noodles). I made my official decision to start this weight loss journey on April 1, no joking on that. I lost 6 pounds my first month.
To go along with eating better and more portion controlled, I am also exercising a lot more. I bought myself a Fitbit Inspire HR (meaning it takes my heart rate). I love it, and it is doing a great job tracking my exercise, reminding me to move every hour, and motivate me through challenged with friends during the work week and weekend.
Have you been using this extra time for losing weight too? What are some tips you have for weight loss?
My husband and I will be celebrating our eighth wedding anniversary (as well as nine years together) this month! These verses were read at our wedding, and I want to encourage everyone as they read them. While people generally think of these verses related to love, marriage, and romantic relationships, Paul actually wrote these words as an encouragement of love for all. This kind of love is how you are supposed to love everyone (so much easier said than done).
In this time of crisis in the world, I pray for everyone to remember what love is. It is kind. Use words that will bring others up. Love is patient. Even with the world in chaos, be patient with one another during this time. Be patient with all forms of government, pray for them to seek and receive wisdom. Do not envy others during this time and be thankful for what you have. Count those blessings every day and keep the focus on them. Protect those you love and yourselves, trust God to bring you through this, persevere through this pandemic with grace, and bring hope to your family and others instead of fear. God is love, and Love never fails.
God bless you and yours always!
Aunt. Born Again Christian. Daughter. Friend. Geek. Librarian. Mother. Sister. Wife. Writer.