Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Real Moments- Day whatever…

Hello Friends!!

I have heard from several of you doing the Weight Watchers program and thought I had best share my journey as I had promised. Many of you are doing WONDERFUL!!! Congratulations to each of you! Changing our habits is not an easy process but by the grace of God it can be accomplished!

How long I’ve been doing this journey simply escapes me. I’ve lost track of the days and truthfully, I don’t know that it matters near as much as I thought it did when I began. Counting days, in my mind, somehow means that I am counting down the days till I don’t have to do “it” anymore.  I think it is just the wrong mindset for me personally. So, what have I accomplished and learned by day “whatever”? Well, I’ve lost and kept 4lbs off so far. I’ve also learned it’s not as much about my diet choices as it is my lack of exercise that keeps me from reaching my goals. Exercise is really where I am lacking and what I need to do if I want to see real weight loss and better health. I always have 100 excuses why I don’t want to exercise. For me, it’s not about the physical demand near as much as it is the time it demands. I have convinced myself I don’t have time and I need to just put that notion out of my mind. I finally gave in (with some persistent ‘encouragement’ from my girls) and made myself go for a walk last night. It wasn’t near as bad as I had dreaded it to be. Bekah, Beth-Joy, and Sarah-Grace were all out there with me. Conversations were flowing and before long it was time to call it quits for the night.Our walk was truly refreshing! It was something I just might actually enjoy doing again. In fact, I have it on my “to do” list for tonight too! I pray that I can be consistent in exercise, keeping my eyes off of counting days and focused on my goal of lifelong health! So, how are you doing with your exercise program and weight loss journey?  I would love to hear!  It is my prayer that we each grow daily by His grace and for His glory in every area of our lives!

Here’s to day whatever…

Mrs. Joseph Wood


  1. Jeanette! You make so many great points about your wellness journey! Since I'm in this "field" I'll take this time to encourage you since you've done the same to me so many times before!

    I love how you stopped counting days. Excellent. The mentality should be "lifestyle" as opposed to a specific period time of life. Granted, there are times of life when maybe our intensity or consistency isn't going to be the same as others, but what a huge key in keeping healthy--knowing you are in it for the long-haul!

    When you say it's the time that it demands that keeps you from exercising, you aren't alone sister! I hear that from a majority of my students/friends. It's not necessarily the actual workout they dislike (although some truely dislike sweating/working out) and it's never the results they gain from working out they dislike, it's always the time management. How in the world can I fit this in?! I struggle with this as well. It's such a fine balance!

    Finally, my favorite part of this is how you didn't do this alone. You enlisted help. You enlisted your family! This is great on 2 accounts. One, whenever you have a partner in working out, it's so much easier. There is great accountability, encouragement and you find you'll go longer and harder with someone (Isn't this true for every part of our life?) Second, you enlisted family! What a great role model you are for your daughters as you *choose* to make your health important.

    I'm amazed that you still try time to exercise with all your farm duties. My goodness, those tasks exhaust me reading them. So Kudos to you. Great job and let me know if you have any specific questions!!

  2. Clare, THANK YOU so much for sharing!!! I am blessed! I will continue to "find the time" because it IS important to me. I have many grandchildren and great grandchildren I anticipate playing with. :-) Have a wonderful weekend! <3
    Mrs. Joseph Wood

  3. Congrats on going for the walk and for embarking on your journey to better healthy living!!!

    I am working on a similar journey in my own life with a long term goal of 100 pounds to lose...I have lost 23 so far...4 last week. God is transforming my health inside and out... I would love to share my post from this week detailing how God is working on my healthy weight loss and how it has transformed my life. Thanks for taking the time to read it...I hope my story can help you on your journey!