Living an involuntary hermit's life. Working towards living a healthier, gluten-free, hopefully cancer free life with my 2 dogs, 3 chickens and loving family.

Living with intention

When stumbling through life isn't good enough anymore..... decide to be yourself and enjoy life, and pay attention to Gods gifts all around.

Friday, August 27, 2010

New Issue, New Plan

So let's get honest:( While reading my friends blog about her struggles with weight, I evaluated where I am at. At my lowest weight, about 114lb, during my recovery from all the surgeries and treatments, I looked like a cancer patient. Not my best look. At about 120 lbs I thought I would let myself weigh a nice 130lbs and be healthy. Well during my vacation and baking frenzie, I felt my abdomen get bigger and bigger. Because of my cancer, my onocologist has said having a little bit more weight on me is a good idea but he also said having extra weight in the abdomen region is not helpful when it comes to scans and feeling a possible tumor. I now weigh 129.5 and the weight gain has almost all went to my stomach. Curse the Staab woman side of my family. I did not inherit the nice wide hips and small waist of the Purdy side. No, I am build like a 15yr old boy who has had one too many beers. Anyway, I have been thinking I better keep better track of my food and exercise.

Problem is, I love baking. I have been making LL lower fat and sugar desserts, but I really enjoy making the tradition food my mother makes. IE. Pies and chocolate cake. So here's the plan........and I don't come out looking too good in this plan. I will continue baking, but after a serving for myself and kids, I will send the rest next door to my neighbor. He is a 60yr old bacholor, who likes my baking. He is healthy, thin and looks 10yrs younger than his age. Not for long:) Oh I know this isn't right, but I never said I was Mother Teresa did I?

Since I am short, I think losing 5 lbs or so should do it, and since I am up for exercising now, I am hoping this won't be too hard of a stuggle. I am going to keep track of things on my other blog, I renamed it KJ's Kitchen Counter so I don't bore everyone with my progress, or lack of progress on this blog. But I decided to blog about it on this post to keep me honest.

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Renee said...

Good luck, Konnie! And I like your plan. My extras go to my coworkers. :-)