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Feeling blessed

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Eating cleaner and less food (and junk!) has been something of a struggle for me this week. But with God's grace I have chosen not to give in to most cravings, or make substitutions that, while not perfect, are better than what I've actually been craving. I know that if I allow Him to continue to help me, this struggle will be a thing of the distant past. Permanently. I'm taking it one day at a time.

Today I don't know that I ate enough proteins, and I may have eaten too many carbs (but I really don't think so...), but I did better on sweets today too. Two Nature's Valley breakfast biscuits, blueberry. And I don't mean two packages; I mean two biscuits. That was AWESOME for me. I was starving. And out. And busy. So I opened a package, ate two biscuits very slowly while I was driving, and tucked the remainder away in a drawer when I got home so that I could have a lunch of sautéed cabbage and grilled chicken. My husband, of course, walked in with a burrito from a restaurant for me, and I graciously had a few bites, but I then pushed my plate over to him, telling him I knew he was still hungry, and I resumed my healthier lunch.

Small victories, right? With God's grace, I WIN!

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DESTINEDTOBFIT 3/21/2014 8:24AM

  You're right Tyco4me. It's so easy to get wrapped up in what we can and cannot do in our own strength, and if we just relax and let Him help us, we can achieve so much more. His strength is made perfect in our weakness. II Cor. 12:9.

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TYCO4ME 3/20/2014 9:51PM

    Isn't the Lord Awesome? He is so concerned with the everyday activities of our lives, and He graciously helps us to overcome. I appreciate your perspective, and I praise you for your victories! Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

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One day at a time

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This week I've been working on eating less, and on eating less sweets. It's been difficult but God has been helping me. Today, for example, the sugar demon was on me all day long! Late this morning I "caved" and ate a granola bar. This afternoon, I ate Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch. Some might say that I shouldn't have done either. But I look at both snacks as small victories because what I really wanted was cake and ice cream--way more sugar and way more fat. I may be creeping along, but I'm doing better for me.

And I just came back from an 8.5 mile bike ride. Woohoo!!
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Coming back from Spring Break

Monday, March 17, 2014

So just a few days before my birthday, I started trying to eat cleaner. But my birthday was coming, and I CELEBRATED. With food. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I don't do clubs. But I DO dessert. And there was plenty available to me. Then there was Spring Break. And out of town company. And my cousin's birthday--who came into town on her birthday. And I ate. And ate. And ate. Well, not a lot of overeating, but a lot of bad eating. And lot of late night eating.

So today, everybody's gone home, the kids are back in school, and I chose to do better. Right now it is 8:30pm where I am and I am really hungry but I am fighting it. The last thing I had today was a fruit and greek yogurt smoothie that I sipped on from about 6pm till about 7pm. While it was past my ideal eating time, I allowed myself this edible to keep myself from raiding the kitchen after 8pm.

I grilled a week's worth of food for my family today which should help me to eat cleaner this week. And my fridge is stocked with fresh veggies, some already cooked (including grilled asparagus, yum!), and some that I will eat raw. I have to at least try, right?
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DESTINEDTOBFIT 3/18/2014 9:16PM

  Thanks for your words of encouragement NewTexDebbie. This morning it felt good to get up knowing that I did not overindulge in sweets yesterday, and that I did not eat late. It helped me to also do better today.
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NEWTEXDEBBIE 3/18/2014 10:35AM

    This whole post is so much like my life.....

YES, you do have to try, try, and try again!
I have tripped so many time but it's the getting back up that counts and you did that. One day at a time is all you can accomplish and if at the end of that day you have learned something that you can use tomorrow, then you accomplished good things today! It's a learning experience.....

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It's been a long evening...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tonight I made shrimp scampi, steamed/sautéed broccolini, and garlic mashed potatoes for dinner. I took it easy on the mashed potatoes on my plate: maybe only 1/2 c. And I had no sour cream, so... I was STARVING when I finished eating dinner, but I'm tired of feeling lumpy. I also desperately wanted dessert. A rich one. But I peeled a small grapefruit instead. As tasty as it was, it may as well have been air because I was still starving. And now, three hours later, I am STILL starving and I STILL want chocolate. But the chocolate craving has at least slightly diminished. I'm going to try to go to sleep now. Let's see how this goes...

  
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DESTINEDTOBFIT 3/6/2014 5:57PM

  Great advice Annesylvia! I might try that small serving thing at some point. I want to get my body used to less junk. I know God will help me!
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ANNESYLVIA 3/5/2014 6:41PM

    I hope it went well for you last week. Dinner sounded wonderful maybe next time add a salad or a broth base soup too.

Chocolate is a tough one...I know it is my dilemma too. If you think you could control it try snack size.1, of the following ideas: two squares of Dove, 8 tootsie rolls, a cup of hot coco. Then follow it with a fruit. But if you can't stop at one serving then don't attempt.

take care

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DESTINEDTOBFIT 3/3/2014 9:43AM

  Thanks Sunset09. I like your wording. I think we might have a little in common--Jesus?



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SUNSET09 2/28/2014 8:48AM

  emoticon You're doing a great job and the more you yield to temptation, the better and stronger you become for the next phase. This, too shall pass and you'll be more than a conqueror! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I resisted!

Monday, May 27, 2013

If you've read my other blogs, by now you know that I am both a sweets and a sale junkie. Well, yesterday I was severely tempted with both. I was in Target and they had the 39 oz. bag of Reese's Pieces on clearance for $6.28! That's like $0.30/bag for the regular-sized packages (like normal "candy bar size")! And they had, literally, like 50 bags! I paced in that candy aisle telling myself that this was a deal I COULD pass up. I know lots of people say "just walk away," or "just quote your mantra," but things are never that simple for me. I go through this extreme guilt about wasting money, especially if I end up buying the same thing or a substitute for a higher price because I had to go back and get it later anyway. Yes, I know that technically, I don't "have" to buy candy, but there are some of you who understand; you get me. The bottom line is I prevailed: yaaaaaaayyyyy!"
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