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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.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

We Have Weight Loss: Update on Health Habits for March 2012

My weight loss aids are my pedometer and tennis shoes.

Oh, I experienced a tough week.  I was eating lots of beans and veggies.  My stomach was churning uncontrollably.  I knew that eating the healthier foods would not be easy.  Trying to eat better foods like cauliflower and edamame would be a great challenge.

Something wonderful happened--I had weight loss.

All that suffering produced a welcome result.  I lost two pounds.  The pain of bloating was horrible, but I feel better now.  I felt helpless and even bought some medicine, but I didn't need it after all.

Here is an update on my health habits:

1. I've been soda free.  Hasn't been easy.  My hubby is still buying soda for himself.

2. Caught up with my Bible reading plan a bit.  I am about two-thirds caught up.  Hope to catch up with the rest eventually.

3. My sciatica is still bothering me.  We need a new mattress set, but we need to save up to buy it.  Until then, I will have to bear up with stretching.

Goals for the upcoming week:

1. Continue to be soda free.  Giving it up for Lent has helped.  That's not to say that there aren't temptations.  Seeing hubby drinking it makes me want to take a sip.  The pain on my left side will remind me to stay away from it.

2. Pray about my cravings.  No amount of supplements or talks or advice will help me.  I will put my trust in the Lord for this one.  I will keep knocking on God's door about this, until the cravings subside. 

3. Declutter and deep clean my house.  This will provide exercise.  I am not able to do any organized or rigorous programs.  I think just getting active has helped me this past week so I will keep at it, and my house will get cleaner.

4. Plan to lose 7 pounds within the next few months.  That is 5% of my current weight.  I haven't focused on numbers lately, but I need a solid goal to approach.  This will propel me to rev up my methods to lose weight and get healthier.

I now have momentum in my health quest.  

Knowing that I have lost weight is motivating me to keep going.  Of course, I am out of the first two months of the year 2012.  In those months, I ate lots of cake.  From this point onward, I will concentrate on eating more healthy foods.

Well, thanks for reading about my weight loss.  I hope this blog entry encourages you, my beloved readers, to develop your own health goals.

How about you, my readers?  Are you keeping up with any health goals for the month of March, related to your New Year's resolutions?  How do you plan to improve your health at this point?  I encourage you to assess your current health.  It's a great opportunity to adjust your habits to improve your life.   

If you need to improve your health, in any form, please ask God to help you; He will, if you pray for His guidance.

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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