My cholesterol level has come down 41 points! The bad news is that there’s still 9 more to go. We’re on the right track though.
Well, sort of. . . I haven’t been very good this week. With my ministry situation (I will need to find another full-time position by January.) I must admit that I’ve sought quite a bit of “comfort” food this week. I also haven’t done as much exercise.
I was 229lbs the last time I weighed (Tuesday). I really seem to be hovering around the 230 range for a long time. Maybe I should set some sort of goal: Break the 220lbs barrier before Christmas?
Of course, I still don’t feel like exercising or eating well, but the simple fact that I’m writing this and admitting it to you guys, means that I will be more motivated to do better next week. Thanks for the accountability that you anonymously offer me!!
Here’s another pic of what I’ve gotta lose. This burger is 60 lbs. So far, so good.
This week I weighed in at 233! I lost 7 pounds in my first week with this new lifestyle of exercise and better eating.
I also have an appointment to see my doctor this coming Thursday. I’m sure he’s gonna tell me I gotta eat more vegetables and salads and rabbit food, but he’ll probably also want to check my cholesterol again. (It was actually too high to measure the last time.) This time, I’m gonna request the pills to get it down though.
Anyway, keep prayin’ and encouraging me. This is not easy. I’m constantly hungry. And every time my stomach growls, I’m tempted to have a chicken fried steak! My body is simply not used to surviving on “just enough.” It’s used to having all kinds of extra fuel in the tank – and to be more accurate, I probably shouldn’t even call it “fuel” – the junk I’m used to eating, is really more garbage than fuel. (Tasty garbage, but garbage nonetheless.) A sidenote: I’ve noticed that when I exercise, it benefits me spiritually and emotionally too – the sermon podcasts I listen to on the ipod help me to grow in tons of different ways too. I’ll do a post with some of my favorite podcasts later. Here are my pics for this week.