Sunday, September 08, 2013
I hope all of you are well, and going STRONG
My eating "issues" have been no secret... I have blogged very freely about my struggles Sorry you have had to read about my whining and all my frustrations.
So I have been Praying... crying... maybe even throwing little tantrums
During all of this The Lord has led me to a NEW way of eating.
First off I had to get down to the root of the issue... Those darn CRAVINGS!!!
And how strong they were.
I don't like to talk about it... But I was diagnosed with diabetes as a teenager.
I believe in God's Healing... I have to do my part though.
I am insulin resistant. So I have always been taught to watch my carb intake...
BUT... Never to this level. I believe The Lord led many of my friends on Spark to email me... ALL of you that did emailed me about the SAME THING.
This new plan is just simply a Low Carb Eating Plan. I am eating foods I have cut out for years because they are so rich in fat.
I was shopping for the foods that were LOW in CALORIES and FATS. Therefor I was ALWAYS hungry...Never satisfied. Even though I stayed in my " carb range" on my Food Tracker I was still consuming too many carbs.
I know that this isn't right for everyone... But this is right for ME!
My body is EXTREMELY sensitive to sugar... And it was ruining my health. Even with meds, even with insulin my blood sugars were CRAZY.
I have been on this now for almost 2 weeks... The cravings are GONE!!!
The first 3 days were rough...I was very irritable.
I'm shopping now for:
I should have done this all along, but I was just looking for low calorie, and low fat.
Last night I ate, pork chops with a mushroom gravy, spinach and romaine salad, and stuffed mushrooms... It was delish!!!
If you have any tasty recipes let me know.
This takes more time because I'm cooking different, putting everything together myself... Nothing from packages. BUT I must be prepared, because the other foods still call my name
I'll keep you posted about how this new way of eating is going... This can not be a diet... This MUST be a way of life.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST!!! So CAN "YOU"
God Bless all of you~Christina
Sunday, August 25, 2013
I love Spark... I know you do to!
Spark is the place where friends come together.
Friends come together to help one another
Everyone's struggles aren't always the same, but we are here to learn, and become a healthier person.
You never know who you will touch with your kindness.
You never know who you will touch with "Your Story".
I have really let loose on my eating issues in "DETAILS" in the past couple months. Not once was I judged... I want to say to all of you.
Through my praying, through my stubbornness, and my crying I know God is showing me what I'm doing wrong.
The year that I lost 80+ pounds these INTENSE cravings, and fits were still there
The lack of energy was still there... Even though I was staying within my calorie range and living a healthy lifestyle...
I'm still praying and researching...So more to come in details... Oh the details!
Remember, Jesus wants to be apart of your life!!! He wants to be apart of EVERY moment!!!
Not just the "sad times", or "the troubled times".
Think of the ONE person who YOU love the MOST, think of the closeness you desire with that person...
Jesus loves YOU way more than that...And HE longs to be even closer with YOU.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I am having a lot of trouble staying on track.
When I first started this weight loss journey back in Feb. of 2009... I was
STRONG, there was nothing that could get me off track... I remember going to a buffet, but I would NOT eat anything at the buffet (everything was fried) !!! I wanted something baked, I wanted a salad, and I got just what I wanted! I did not overeat.
That year I lost almost 100 lbs.... Thinking back this just makes me cry like a baby...
Because I can't seem to get back there...I don't know where my strength, and determination went.
Before... I would ALWAYS faithfully track anything that went into my mouth, now working, and being a single Mom its like where is the time?
Where is my will power? When everything crumbled with my family its like my will power crumbled along with it.
The weekend comes along, and ALL I can think about is FOOD
Food excites me, and I HATE this!!!
I remember in the beginning I seen low fat Twinkies and I would NOT buy them because I knew I would eat the WHOLE BOX.
I know some people say NO food does not have power over you, you CAN only eat ONE...
I'm sorry, until you are tortured with this issue then you have NO clue as to what we go through... I was allowing myself to have one cheat meal on the weekend, ONLY if I did well throughout the week.
And I believe this could be good IF you don't abuse it... Like I have. My weekends have turned into food binges... Friday comes and I don't stop eating until Sunday night.
I dream of the day when I can eat just one piece of birthday cake without later shoving food down my throat when no one is looking.
That is what I do...I have to be honest... I will eat like a mad woman when NO ONE is looking.
I CAN do ALL things through Christ... but God is NOT going to do this for me... There is something he wants me to learn through this...Something that He wants me to use to help others.I must seek Him more on this subject... So many times Prayer about overeating gets left on the back burner because of our busy lives, but this HAS to change... In MY life this MUST change...
So I'm asking ALL Prayer Warriors to Pray for me... And if YOU need Prayer, PLEASE SparkMail me...I promise to Pray for YOU!!!
We all need each other... Thank you for stopping by. Know I love you
Sunday, July 07, 2013
I hope you all had a great holiday, filled with family, friends, and happiness!
I have been off work for 10 DAYS!!! The Company shuts down this time of year.I go back Monday morning
Do you ever think of all the great things you are gonna get done during your time off??? Then you soon realize you only did a couple of those much needed chores??? Well that is me.
That is ok. I have been able to spend time with my son, and that is what matters most. The stuffed closets can wait til another day.
Ok, so on my weigh in day I was SUPER EXCITED!!! I lost 3 lbs.!!!
not only that, but people have been complementing me on my weight loss...People who didn't even know I was trying. That is a SUPER MOTIVATOR...Which should help me STAY motivated...Right?
Well during this time off work my eating has been horrible
When I say horrible, I mean I just can't seem to get satisfied.
When this happens I feel horrible.I know this is a lifestyle change, but HOW do you allow yourself just one cookie, or one piece of pizza??? Because its like I CRAVE it like a crazy person. Now I'm serious.
I know people say...just ONE will not hurt you...You don't have to eat the WHOLE pie...
Well I'm sorry but this fat girl here goes into "I MUST HAVE IT MODE".I will not stop thinking about it until its GONE...Meaning until I have eaten it.
Has anyone ever been through such intense stages in there journey? I'm sure many of you have...But what do YOU do?
I go through weeks/months with "some" cravings, but I do pretty good "Thank GOD".
But then this hits, and I'm off track,,,
Could it be hormonal...or just part of the journey???
Question for you students... I'm applying for college. How do you know what you wanna be?
I have a job, but I long to do something I enjoy. Did it just come to you?
Any tips you can give me I will appreciate!
I am single Mom, so feel free to give advice...I need it
I know its a long hard road ahead of me, but I want more for my son, and I. I want him to see that hard work pays off... and that you can love what you do...and help others along the way!
You know I remember a few years ago I would Blog everyday, I think that is how I made it through these cravings...My SparkFriends were ALWAYS there for me. Sometimes its hard to ask for help.
Lord I thank you for my friends here...Please draw our hearts closer to yours, in Jesus name...Amen
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