I wrote a post today on my other blog Fearfully and Wonderfully made about emotional overeating.
I had made a decision to start another blog as a means of accountability to myself and hopefully to be an encouragement to others as they journey through losing and gaining.
I stated my mission like this:
I'm a woman who is taking a journey of faith. i'm trusting God to help me come to a place of better health. I have had four children in 3 1/2 years. And with all that change of going up and down in weight with each pregnancy and the stress of having young children, some with special needs, and the stress of my life in general I have accumulated extra weight. So this is my challenge: a challenge to lose. Not just weight. Anyone can really do that if determined enough. But to lose negativity, to lose emotional eating, to lose my distrust in God, to lose the pain and stress by shedding it off myself.. and hopefully to shed a few pounds or many pounds while I'm at it. But I don't want to be just a loser. I want to gain strength. Gain health. Gain muscle. Gain self-control. Gain hope and more faith and trust in my big Daddy God. This is a mission. Something, very new for me. Something that I hope would encourage you... in whatever you need to lose and in whatever you need to gain... and may God gain glory through this.. and may you see Him clearly for the faithful God He is.
All this to say I'm trying to figure out how you go about changing your life drastically. There are some that can radically change everything all at one time. And as much as I'd like that I don't think it's realistic.
One thing I've done has been exercising consistently this past month. That's a plus.
But how do you change your diet and lifestyle? Do you quit things one at a time? Do I join Weight Watchers? Do I set a list of rules? There are so many ways to go about this, how do you choose what works?
My life is so full as it is taking care of the kids and trying to meet all the needs, appointments, therapists, specialists, doctors, etc. Blah. So what do I do? How do I plan ahead? I know there's no "quick-fix" but I want to keep moving in the right direction.
I write these things because I'm looking for input. What do you suggest to a very busy mom who wants to improve her overall health?