Hi I’m Dixie. I’m super excited that you stopped by today! Just like you I’ve struggled with getting healthy and taking care of myself. I know your battles my friend because they’re mine too. I’m five feet tall with a petite frame and I gain weight easily. I love to cook and bake and eat good tasting food. I eat when I’m stressed and sad, to reward myself and to celebrate with others. I’ve tried lots of diets and programs.
I’ve learned that diets don’t work for long. No one wants to live a life of deprivation.
Little lifestyle changes made the difference for me! I’ve lost 20% of my body weight and have kept it off for 5 years. I want to give you hope that you can make little changes just like I did! These lifestyle changes are now a part of my daily habits, which I can keep doing for the rest of my life. Two of my best lifestyle changes are switching to a smaller plate and replacing most beverages with water.
We use a mountain climbing theme as getting healthy can feel like climbing a mountain. We borrow tools and jargon as we climb the Mountain of Health and Well-being. We start at Base Camp where we practice 4 little changes, which we call steps. These little steps involve our body, mind and spirit. Steps like exercising for 10 minutes a day and using a smaller plate at each meal. There is a faith-based component as I have learned that this is the missing component of most programs. God cares about our health and He wants to help. Once these steps become habits we climb to another camp and take 4 more little steps.
I only post once a week, on a Monday evening. It is my intent to encourage, support, challenge and educate you. I offer easy to understand little steps that you can incorporate into your busy life, no matter how busy you are.