Thursday, September 6, 2012

My New Journey

Happy Thursday everyone. Praying everyone has a very blessed day. I am getting ready to start a new journey tomorrow morning. As most of you know, I have been battling with my weight for most of my life. Last year, before my stroke, I actually had become anerexic. At my biggest weight, I weighed 250. At my smallest weight last year, I weighed 98. Well, since my stroke, due to several new medicines that I am taking, and quite a bit of stress, I have packed on the pounds once again. When I stepped on my doctors scale tuesday, besides saying tilt, it said I am weighing 171. Wow!! So, I have to get serious about this, now. I have to start exercising, and due to being a serious diabetic, I have to really count my carbs. I thought about starting another blog, filled with my diet adventures. But, I thought it would probably bore all of you. Please take care, and enjoy your day.

23 comments:

Marie Louise said...

Hey Denise, i would like to follow how you are going with your weight so if you really make a blog than icome to read! I also struggle with my weight for my whole life.I am just began with the Dukandiet on august 9 this year. Today it was 4 weeks ago i started and i have lost 17 pounds already.

Dieneke said...

I will also follow if you make a new blog.
I think many people will support you!!!
Blessings!

Dorothy said...

Hey Denise, my knee surgery is tommorow and I will have to loose lots of weight, so maybe we can do it together! :-)

Christina Morley said...

Hi Denise! I think you can choose one day a week to tell us about your new journey with getting healthy and losing weight. It would be easier to accomplish than starting a whole new blog. I'm definitely interested to read how it's going. I hope you can take Coco for long walks. Both your body and your dog will appreciate that! God bless!

Tina - mom of 4 and author of 5 blogs
http://happymomshappyhomes.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Denise...even if you post your weight lose/struggles/results on this blog, I'm sure no one would be bored! Just share you life! We will support you completely! In prayer especially~ ♥♥♥

Maple Lane said...

I wish you all the best with this challenge. I have seen some folks put their updates on weight loss/exercise on their sidebar weekly for those who want to follow the progress.

RCUBEs said...

And praying you will always be strong...In His power and might sis! God bless and protect you.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

First off, beautiful background for your template...so filled with Autumn colors. I think we all battle with weight [one direction or another] at certain points in our lives, and medications CAN add weight...there's just nothing you can do about that.

But, if you want my opinion, you can always keep us up to date with your weight loss and exercising right in at Shortybear's!!!

LeAnn said...

Denise; I too have weight issues. I yo-yo way too much. My husband and I are working on a more healthy eating life style; so we are with you on this one.
For sure keep us posted and I will too. I would follow your other blog too.
Blessings and hugs!

Dee said...

I started watching my weight the first of August and have lost 12 pounds. I have about 60 more to go. I will be checking back to see how you do. We can all use encouragement in this area. :)

Sassy Granny ... said...

Such a challenge! I have often thought it would be easy to change just about everything BUT food intake. We have to eat, so you can't just cut it out entirely. But making wise choices requires discipline. I don't know about you, but put me & a lemon merinque pie in the same room and it isn't long when one of us shows up missing (munch munch).

I pray you have great success with your undertaking. I've heard Weight Watchers is a great program; with LOTS of support & accountability.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Farida said...

I deem you are not alone in this journey. My mom is not overweight but she has to be wary of her food intake because of early signs of high blood which I consider a blessing in disguise so that she'd eat the right choices of food and live a long time.

Please take care Ms Denise and stay healthy! :)

Cathy said...

I love your pretty new fall look with your cutie Coco. Walking Coco should help you. Just try to eat things that are good for you. Love you

cynia said...

A new blog is a great idea :)

Becky Jane said...

I seem to battle weight all the time too. I enjoy this womans approach. You can follow this link to see her unique and inspiring way to loose weight.

http://www.takebackyourtemple.com/small-steps-to-weight-loss-tips-start-here/

I'm not promoting her site, just thought you might enjoy her approach.

From the Heart said...

Will be praying for you. I've lost and gained so many times and now I've got to seriously watch my cholesterol because I can't take any of the medicines. We will just have to pray for each other.

God bless you, AE

Pia said...

hi denise. my mom's blood sugar goes up and down and i know how hard that could be. i hope and pray that you get better, my friend. take care. love ya!

Karen said...

I have that same challenge and I know that cutting the bad carbs is the answer. We can pray for each other!! Your blog looks GREAT!!

Jennifer Dougan said...

Hi Shortybear/Denise,

Thanks for your honesty with us. May you have encouragement in this new journey, and may you be healthy and know that you are loved by God. :)

Jennifer Dougan
www.jenniferdougan.com

Pamela said...

Praying your journey will be productive. Oh those stinkin' carbs. I hate having to watch them.

Pam said...

You can do this, Denise. You are a strong woman who has faced overwhelming challenges and come out on top. All your blogging friends are rooting and praying for you!

Wanda's Wings said...

Here supporting you. Weight is one of my biggest problems.

Ugochi said...

Bless you Denise!
I know God will see you through this.
Will keep mentioning you in my prayers.
Have a super blessed week!
Love