I've never been much of a planner.  It just seems that the time that goes into making a plan can better be spent by actually working.  I guess that's because I've taken care of a house and family for 30 years.  Sweeping the floors, doing the dishes, paying the bills, filing the taxes in April, changing the diapers, putting the laundry through....yeah, it's a lot and there's so much more.  But children aren't really that easily scheduled and neither is life.

I need to change that mind set.  I have a habit of putting good books down and not picking them up for months.  Of course I start diets and quit them.  That's why I'm here.  But I have seen in little glimpses why I need to change this.

There is a verse in Habikuk that says we should write the vision and make it plain.  There are other places in the bible that talk of making a plan.  Yeah, and there's a place that says that man plans but the Lord's will is going to be done LOL!  HA.

I walked 2 marathons this last year.  And hear me on this.  I walk SLOW.  I have a chronically inflamed ankle, am often borderline plantar fasciitis, have heel spurs that are mostly in check and wore down by so much walking, and I have water between the metatarsal bones.  I've seen the MRI's.  It's not pretty.  That's on the left side of my body.  My right knee has a torn meniscus.  It is what it is.  My hips get sore and I've struggled with sciatica problems.  I don't even try for speed anymore.  I strap on ice, soak my feet and go.  But I learned that there are foods that are anti inflammatory.  So in the days leading up to my walks I ate salmon, cherries, asparagus, and took a lot of aleive.  It helps.  These walks took me from 2 and 3 am to 8 and 9pm!!!  That's a lot of movies watched on the ipad on the treadmill and still very boring.

Anyway, I want to get this weight off these joints, feet, and the knee and see what I have.  I believe I will have what will feel like a new body.  I believe that someday I will be able to power walk or even maybe, a little jog.  That would be lovely.