Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tracking the input (thank goodness not the output, like I used to do as a hospital orderly). I don't always feel like doing it, especially if I feel that I may be over. But firmly believe that I need to keep on top of that so I know that the choices I am making throughout the day are on the money....it even gives me the freedom to have a little more (please, sir, may I have some more?) if my calorie totals are lower. And, even then, using my head about what I consume. fortunately, there is little around the house that I would put into the category of overly tempting...and I have begun to think more and more in terms of fruits and vegatable in the way of snacks as opposed to breads, traditional American snack foods, etc.
NEW EVERY MORNING.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
wait, certainly....but also persevere and plan.
Encouraged by seeing the fruit of resisting the temptations and providing myself with the type of nutrition that my body needs (as opposed to my mind craving). Hit a new low weightwise since July 1 this morning and had a good day yesterday nutritionally. I did 3 miles of Walk Away last night and broke a sweat and am starting to feel less like a klutz although, believe me, I'm sure that I look comical at times, trying to get my arms and legs to move in synchrony. No wonder dancing was never my forte! Nonetheless, I enjoy the positive talk on the DVD - I have tried to do it with the sound off to my own music but the beat is different and really throws me off. It's better for me just to leave the sound on and listen to the banter.
I am still a good 17 pounds heavier than where I was last summer but 15 pounds lighter than I was in June. I can't remember what it was that was so tasty that it was worth gaining my weight back for but I sure enjoy life better heading back to less bulky climes. I am sure that I resorted back to food to address stress issues for me. Hopefully, this older dog can learn new tricks that stick.
NEW EVERY MORNING.
Wait for the LORD, my soul does wait,
And in His word do I hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
More than the watchmen for the morning;
Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Part of my "New Every Morning" sign-off reflects my desire to look at every day as an opportunity I have been provided with by God to glorify Him through my thoughts and behavior. Admittedly, I do this with variable success and there are definitely times where I seem to "forget" this. Yet, the daily blog-on, regardless of what time of day it is, early or late, affords me an opportunity to reset, to remember, to reflect, to plan and to be thankful. Too many of my days have slid by throughout my life with none of that taking place, almost sleep-walking. What a waste of precious time! Yet God's timing is perfect, even when (actually especially when!) I cannot discern the pattern BEYOND His desire to mold me into Christlikeness and that He works all things for good for those who love Him. Given that all my sins are forgiven, past, present and future and my hope is in Him, how can every day NOT BE new every morning. But, given this human vessel I am in, I need to remind myself of that....kind of like the memorials the Old Testament saints built to remind them of God's deliverence.
SO...looking forward to this day and what it holds and using the help of my loved ones and the extended family that is Sparkpeople to urge me onward in this life of discovery.
On a more mundane level, I would love to "discover" that the scale has bumped downward tomorrow morning!
NEW EVERY MORNING.
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Ok,,,,I can trumpet my victories....but I tripped on this hurdle. Was at a different clinic for a so-called "training day" Friday, which is shorthand for "we don't do a whole lot of work but have to be here anyway." And staff always brings in LOTS of stuff that is loaded with calories. I made it through half a day then caved. Eventually exceeded my calories by close to 1000 and the scale bounced back up this morning...(?salt). A lot of times I can do well with the temptations and sometimes I don't...it's like a switch goes on that says "OK....I give up...eat as much as possible before I change my mind." So my roller coaster bounced back up a little hill.
How about today??? I AM ON TRACK WITH CALORIES AND FITNESS....pushing up my walk to 3 miles and SWWWEATTTINGGG, GIRL! That despite that this is my volunteer Saturday am, where the free clinic rewards volunteers with......you guessed it....FOOD! What is this? Some kind of conspiracy??? I just screamed...'GET BEHIND ME, SATAN!!!" and threw it on the floor!!! I said "I DON'T CARE IF THIS IS A CHRISTIAN CLINIC!!! YOU PEOPLE ARE KILLING ME!!" Well, of course, that did not happen...what happened was I ate a small portion with graciousness and stayed out of the break room.
OK....living and learning and forging ahead....isn't that what life is about???
I'll beat that scale down with a stick!!
NEW EVERY MORNING!! BELIEVE IT!!
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