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Thursday, March 18, 2010

More on weight loss...

This has to be quick as I have 1,000,000,000 other things I need to do why my dear hubby takes the kids to the park.

I'm slowly lowering my weight. I'm down 7.5 lbs in 4 weeks which is a healthy loss. And yet, I'm frustrated. In our "instant society," I want it now. I want to be thin now, never mind that it took me several pregnancies to get like this with really not much of a break in between.

What is hard is seeing others who get "help" lose it fast. I'm not a patient person by any stretch of the imagination. What's harder is our society bent on indulgence and indulging those of us trying to lose weight. No wonder our nation is fat. No wonder it is so hard to lose. You can get a triple and a frosty at midnight or a large fry and McSandwich. We don't eat out very much. But the temptation is there for the taking when I'm tired, don't have many groceries in the house, to drive thru for food rather than go to the store and make something healthy.

One of my favorite bloggers, Rod Dreher, feels he is also struggling. In this post, talks about how hard it really is to lose. Lent is always a good time for me to try and lose weight. Now I just have to work on not grumbling about it...

Pray for me, friends. I want to grumble more than I have here, but I won't!


  1. I will pray for you and I am always here to talk if you need to.

  2. Good for you! You're doing great!

  3. Right there with ya. Back to back pregnancies, numerous time,....I was just thinking the other day..if only I could focus only on THIS for the next 2 months and work really hard I could do it and it would be over. Yes, we live in an instant society. I think many of us moms have put our own health on the back burner while being busy with our kids' health, their education, homemaking, etc. I certainly don't have much time but I am also trying to work harder at taking care of myself. I've even been known to put on a movie for the kids and head out for a power walk alone. The only thing I ever put a movie in for many years ago was my prayer time. Now I am finally seeing that my physical health is important too. Good luck! You can do it! And..if you want to get in on our weight loss pool at the co-op we're starting a new 12 week session in 2-3 weeks.