Friday, March 22, 2013
Gotta admit, I slacked again in the area of posting to SP ... (and I had computer issues)...BUT I DID maintain a healthy level of calories while I was away, at least.
So two other SP "wanderers" (lol) and I challenged each other to 'come home' within 48 hours. We are to post 1 blog, sign each other's wall, and track at least one meal to get going again.
Here I am, Ladies: I'll be looking for you within the next 36 hours. Clock's ticking... just sayin'...
(I'm glad to have accountability partners in life. Thanks for my friends, Lord!)
Saturday, March 02, 2013
I think it was Editor...yes, I'm sure it was, in one of her Lenten Diet devotionals recently...
She said, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!" That really stuck out to me! I've been telling myself that every time I feel tempted to cheat. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Overall, I think it is the best motivation I have ever heard.
Recently, I modified it just a bit (apologies, Friend...) I tell myself, "That doesn't taste nearly as good as you would like to look in a few months... So, which would you rather have? You can only choose one or the other!" And sometimes it works... at other times it doesn't.
I've come to the conclusion that human motivation is just not enough sometimes. It really IS a spiritual battle! The immaterial part of me wants to be free, but the flesh is demanding and weak. The apostle Paul himself struggled with this issue of the flesh. He said, "I keep under my body and bring it into subjection..." Oh, I wish I could say that as well. Until then,
I will make it more a matter of prayer to resist, to exercise, and to gain control of the flesh that keeps my spirit imprisoned. ...and I will keep telling myself, "NOTHING tastes as good as skinny feels (or looks!)" Great idea, Sparkfriend. Thanks for the movtivation once again!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Thank God for moms :) Mine lives in the apartment attached to my house. Tonight she surprised the kids with pizza since my husband was working late and she wanted to spare me another night of cooking! What a dear :)
...And what a test! My brain just doesn't "know when to say 'when' " in regards to pizza...
But tonight, I actually stopped at two pieces, and I stayed within my calorie limit for the day.
Know what helped? Before I ate it, I tracked all my food for the day and found out what I could afford. You might say, it's like budgeting. If the calories aren't there, we can't afford to spend them, right? (Love, love, LOVE that tracking device on SP!)
The leftoevers sure do look good, but I'm looking beyond them at the "me" that I want to see this summer... I'd rather have my goal than a bit of chewy, cheesy, salty hot goodness... (OH, I have to stop thinking about this!)
Thank you, Spark People!! Your program works!
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Well, I did it... I let the spark go out... But not for long~~
After an out-of-the-routine week and a birthday, I found myself not wanting to log in and record meals eaten... Not only was it going to be a disappointing total, but also it would have taken WAaayyyy too long to record every little thing!! LOL
Well meaning, loving people brought all the wrong things into the house to celebrate with me: Chinese everything, New York style cheesecake... all my favorites! Of course, the leftovers screamed my name from inside the fridge for days... I HAD to get them out of there. Unfortunately, they didn't leave the house, but rather ended up on my plate... :(
Ok, this is a new day, a new week, and and new year (51st)... Time to start again and make my new eating preferences better known. I will encourage those around me to offer me healthier choices, and I will limit my deviation from the plan to very small amounts.
That's the plan. Will it work? I believe so. One thing I know for SURE, is that without a plan, it definitely WON'T work.
Let's get back up and try again...
Thursday, January 24, 2013
What a crazy day! Seems I ran to meet deadlines from sun-up 'til sun-down! Our church hosted a dinner for a family after a funeral today. As I set the desserts out on the serving tables, a pecan pie caught my eye... Definitely one of my favorites!
It was just about all I could do, but I walked away, and settled for a cup of coffee with hazelnut creamer instead! 70 calories vs. hundreds... pretty good trade off, I think :)
Although most of the "comfort food" was fried or buttered, or in some way laden with calories, I found that simple moderation was possible. Very small portions of the "bad" stuff and a hearty helping of tossed salad was actually very satisfying. I'm starting to see changes in taste and preferences... I'm so happy with that change!
Can't say enough good about this program and the wonderful team mates that keep me on track! I tell everyone I talk to about SP. It's SO helpful!
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