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In case you're wondering, it's not a typo up there for you see the definition of goodly is:

used as an adjective to describe something
1. of ample or good size, ex: a goodly amount.
2. of a fine appearance, ex: a goodly young man.
3. Archaic. of good quality, ex: a goodly gift.

I am a mother who home educates her children; I would be pleased if you'd look around. You never know if I might have something to your liking. I've blogged about different topics. I hope you enjoy your stay here. May God bless you with peace, a renewing of your mind, and rest as you read my posts.

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Thanks to all for your patience as I have been on the mend. I had double heart bypass surgery in February of 2013, and I needed to focus on my recovery, which has been in steady progress. Thanks for your kind consideration.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Weight Loss Update: I've Lost Two Pounds

Healthy meals are a must!

I've lost 2 pounds...but will I keep 'em off?

I've gained and lost the same two to three pounds during the last year.  I've tried exercising.  I've tried eating a few different diets.  I've eaten the wrong foods.  I've changed a few things recently.

My family is participating in a No-Takeout challenge.  We are staying away from restaurants for six months.  If we want something that we would normally buy at a restaurant, I am trying to make it.  Over the weekend, I made tortillas.  I wanted a bean taco, and I ate it this morning. 

Hubby is learning to embrace spinach and smaller portions of potato chips.

I have continued to make portions of cereal and snacks.  I've now portioned out ice cream.  It is amazing how much ice cream has been served out before.  Only half a cup, like the container of Mott's applesauce,  is a serving.  That means we had all been over-eating ice cream.

Reusable cup helped me portion ice cream.

Half (1/2) a cup is 4 ounces.

Portion control = lower calorie intake.

Because I have a severe skin-condition, I have done some researching.  I've found that rebounding, or jumping on a trampoline, could help me.  I suspect I have clogged lymph nodes.  Since I can't afford a trampoline, I have started jumped up more when dancing.  I could jump rope, but that hurts my feet and knees and is not realistic in a small indoor living space.

I'm back to taking some supplements.  Taking Chlorella because it helps repair cells in the body.  I'm taking Chromium Picolinate because it helps control cravings.  I'm taking Cranberry because it helps the bladder.  I'm taking Acidophilus because it provides beneficial bacteria for the gut.

By posting this update, I wanted to jot down what's working for me.  I would also hope this information helps someone else.  Please pray for me, if you have a chance.  Weight loss is not the ultimate reason for changing food choices and exercising.  I want to feel, and be, healthier.

Thanks for reading this entry. I appreciate it.

How about you, my readers?  Have you struggled to lose weight?  Have you struggled to eat right?  Have you struggled to exercise?  I encourage you to consider bite-size changes in your life, gradually accumulating the better habits in your life.  If you need to improve your health, search your heart and ask God to help you.

This is an entry for Medical Mondays.  For past entries, click here.

Disclaimer: The viewpoints that I discussed here are just my opinions.  Please consult your physician before altering anything relating to your health.  I am only suggesting here to take charge of your health.  Don't just leave your health in the hands of your doctors; become your own advocate.  You know best how your body is doing.

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