"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Monday, January 5, 2009

Eating Healthy & Losing Weight- Let's take baby steps!

I was laying in bed this morning thinking about the 10-15lbs I wanted to lose and unless some of your are aerobics instructors or under the age of 20 you probably have a few extra pounds you would like to lose as well. But where do you start? It can be very overwhelming for some and they give up before they ever get started. The Foodmatters dvd that I promoted the other day could be very overwhelming if you let it, but as my husband always says, "How do you eat an elephant?" "One bite at a time!" So that's what I'm going to do. No I'm not going to eat any elephants but I'm going to take small steps into eating healthy and losing weight. Does this mean no more chocolate or desserts on birthdays and such? Uh, NO! I said baby steps, not downright insanity! I've taken a lot of time into researching weight loss and muscle mass and all that stuff and I'm going to share with you a crash course over the next few days of what I've come up with that is doable for the average woman. I hope you are able to gleam some useful information and help from it. I'll be posting my usual happenings as well so if you miss a day just look under the category of weight loss on the left side bar.Lesson 1-Drink Water!
Drink 8oz. of water first thing in the morning when you get out of bed. Before coffee, before breakfast, before anything. Your organs are dehydrated after going all night without hydration therefor when you drink water first thing, you are getting your organs and bowels ready for the day. It makes sense doesn't it? Can you handle that? Not to hard is it? Tomorrow will be a sample Menu for what I am going to start eating on a regular basis. How to easily implement some raw foods in your diet. Now I need to go find one of those weight loss tickers to track my weight loss.Yipee! LOL! I think having one will kind of hold me accountable. I don't plan on crash course dieting to lose drastic weight all at once as that is unhealthy, so it will be slow, constant loss. You don't ever want to drastically change your diet as it could do more damage then good. That's why I'm going to start small. I hope you stick it out with me this week. Tomorrow I'm going to be posting about Purge Week 1. Have we got a pile so far. Woo!Hoo!



  1. Kimmy,

    I'm cheering you on. I've had some weight loss this last 6 months but I'm not sure it was the real healthy way so I will be taking a peek at what you are doing.

    Happy Monday, my friend.

  2. You go girl! I'm cheering for you. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with all of us and thank you for your prayers for us today.

  3. sounds easy enough to me...I'll go get my water now.

  4. I also would love to loose some baby leftovers around my mid-section. About 12-15 pounds. I'm drinking lots of water with you starting this week! What's next??

  5. Oh I am LOVING this!! I'm in the same boat. I would love to lose 10 pounds, and would do a happy dance if I could do 15! I will be following your posts closely and let you know how I do.


  6. I am with you, so far... Unless it gets scary and you say something like get rid of the chocolate!! :o) Have a good one!

  7. This is awesome, Kim! I love it!

    I agree with you that successful living usually happens with baby steps...it's even like that in our faith. We are an impatient people, though, and we'd rather see immediate results. Doing it the patient, steadfast way is the way to go! You go, girl!

  8. Good for you for making this decision, Kim! I didn't know that about drinking water first thing in the morning. Oh, the things I'll learn! Great post!

  9. I'm right there with you. I would definitely like to lose a few pounds, so I'll be doing this with you as much as I can.


  10. Sounds good to me....let's go!

  11. Gotta love January, eh? Whatever we do the rest of the year, we're gung-ho in January. I have determined this is the year to keep the momentum going. Rock on, sweet thang! You'll do it!

    Have a JESUS-filled day! ^i^

  12. I am with you on this!! Good luck in your venture:-)

  13. I was doing so good last year, but then fell off the wagon. I'm back on the weight loss wagon AGAIN. Ugh. I can do that water baby step...

  14. Sounds fabulous, my friend! And you know I am all about the baby steps - LOL! Looking forward to hearing more and I will try to drink some water first thing in the morning.


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