However, clearly the time has come to get off of my tuckis and do something about it! I am waiting until after Thanksgiving (no reason to set myself up for failure!). I am meeting with a person who is going to go over my nutrition, show me how to workout at home (since being able to do that will cut any excuses I might have about not being able to get to the gym), and get me started on the right path. I am looking for a free logging system to track my exercise, food intake and weight. I don't really care for Sparks People. I want something simpler, cleaner, without bells and whistles. Suggestions welcomed!
Once I have everything figured out, I am going to post my goals so that I am accountable.
Rabbi Max Weiman told me via Facebook that there are three mitzvot associated with my commitment to get back into shape! He wrote, "Deut. 4:9 and 4:15 are commandments to guard your health. Maimonides has a lengthy health manual based on the mitzvah to know there is a God. If you're not healthy, you can't think straight. And the Chinuch considers taking care of anything of worth (like your body) the principle behind the mitzvah not to cut down a fruit tree at war." So there you have it! Additional motivation because I will be engaging in mitzvot!
Wish me strength, control, motivation, and success, please!!!