Your duty is to sanctify yourself. Yes, even you. Who thinks that this task is only for priests and religious? To everyone, without exception, our Lord said: Be ye perfect, as my heavenly Father is perfect. St. Josemaria

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My Journey to lose it.

Not my mind! I think that is gone!  My weight. It is the ever lasting battle!  Something is a bit different this time. It all started with a drawing. A child's drawing, my daughter at a restaurant  drew a picture of me as she sees me.  It was truly an eye opener.  How I really look like to her, to my family, to world.
 (It's more sad the look on my face.)

 I knew right there that I just couldn't hide behind the excuses anymore.. such as we moved to a whole different part of the country or I lost my son at 22weeks and I have all this pregnancy weight, no more.
  That is the thing about excuses; they are useless.

So I start on 10th of September on my road (on the road again..) to really being healthy and fit not just for my family but for myself and my Lord.   I must take care of my body which is the container of the soul. A soul that is made in the image of God.  I also know and feel that my weight has a great deal to do with me not being able to get pregnant again.

So I went back to South Beach, it just seem to work and doing my Catholic Workout and exercises machine. I lost 11 pounds in one month. Than I have been at the same weight now for a few weeks. I started to do even more research on this whole nutrition and stuff. I got out lots of books at the library, have been study as my life depends on it. Because it does!  I believe I found the key to my car and I hope to trade in that car for the latest one..

The Carb-Cycling. I start with this great book by a wonderful guy who is really into helping others lose it.
"Choose to Loose" By Chris Powell. I didn't know that he has a tv show on abc about the helping very heavy people lose the weight. You should check out these stories on YouTube. His website is .   In a nutshell: You have one day of low-carb (six meals.. yes six meals, every 3 hours and breakfast is within 30mins. of waking up and always a high-carb meal ) and one day of High-carb and the best part is you have either one Free Day (Sunday is set for me!!) or you can choose one free meal 3x a week. 

We can't forget the exercises either part of it. 3 days of shapers (weight left but you can use your body, 3 exercises: push ups, curl ups and squats  ) and 6 days of intervals 15 to 30 mins a day.(I love intervals, it makes my black machine look sweet and time does go by quick!)Get the book , in your library or used on amazon or at walmart. It is an eye opener.

I have a goal in mind (2 months count down to Mexico) that I want to lose at least 15 pounds. At Least.

So I choose Wednesday as my weight in day... As I have done before: Weight in Wednesday. You are more than welcome to join me for joy ride!


10/17: 178.5

1 Corinthians: 6:19-20
 " Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;  you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."


Gardenia said...

dear Cecilia, you've got the right attitude I can tell!! Every day, a little bit and before you know it you're on your way and feeling better. Prayers for you today for perseverance and trust !!! God bless you.

Jennifer @ Catholic Inspired said...

YOU ROCK!! I've been hoping to become more physically fit for years, but I just keep making excuses! Because I tend to stay at a fine weight, it never seems important enough. I really need to follow your lead! I ask God for a long life, so I can do His works, but I guess I can't expect to live to 90 if I keep doing all the same bad habits that I've been doing for years! May God bless you on your journey to health!

Cecilia said...

Thank you Ladies for your support and most of all your prayers!! ALL for His Greater GLORY!