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Yeah--I did it!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Last evening I went to a b-day party at my brother-in-law's house and, though there was tons of food there, I only ate what I needed to eat and left the rest alone! I was so glad to make it through that, although I must say that I still had a very strong pull to eat more--a lot more. But I didn't actually do it, so I'll celebrate that as a victory.

And then today after church a bunch of us went out to a hybrid fast-food/diner kind of place--not usually the best for a diet--but I got a chicken salad, went easy on the dressing, and just enjoyed water instead of soda. I walked away feeling pretty good about that and am now getting to go out for a bike ride.

So, yeah--I did it, praise be to God!

  


Now for a real test

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I have been on track with my diet and exercise for about eight days now, maybe nine, but later today I'm going to a birthday party at my brother-in-laws house where there will be tons of snacks and foods I love. I was tempted to eat less all day so that I could splurge a little this evening, but upon further thought I decided that wasn't a good idea. So I'm going to eat as normal and then simply pray that the Lord gives me some self-discipline.

I'm not on a particular diet, I'm simply tracking the vareity of foods and calories I'm having every day so I can eat anything I want to eat, just in moderation. So again, that's my hope, that I'll enjoy some of the food that's there but in moderation. And I suppose I hope I can get to a place in my life where food is not the dominant psychological factor at such events.

If you think about it, pray for me. This is the first time in eight days I've felt concerned about what I would do.

  
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SASSAGAIN 3/28/2009 10:16AM

    Good luck Chandren! It can be really hard when temptation is staring you in the face. Does your family know that you are trying to stay on track with meals and exercise? If they do, and even if they don't, you could always take your own healthy snacks along with you so that you have something to eat that you are comfortable with. Other than that, your suggestion of eating in moderation is perfect!

Celebrations for family and friends can be particularly hard when you are trying to change your eating habits, but remember that if you DO go over your cal. intakes today, it is not the end of the world. Don't go there today thinking you will overindulge, because you will. But if you CAN forgive yourself if it does happen, and realize that it happens to everyone, at some time or another.

It is fabulous that you have been on track for 8 days. You can keep it going! I'll be thinking of you later today!

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I did it!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Well, it's only the first time, but still I want to celebrate small successes. I was able to eat very sensibly at my morning meeting yesterday and I left satisfied and happy as well! i'm very grateful.

And now this morning I have a meeting at a coffee shop. I'll have already eaten breakfast but I'm trying to figure out how to find out how many calories my drink has. Maybe I'll check out their website.

  
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MOONWILLOW1010 3/27/2009 7:54AM

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I hope it gave you a sense of accomplishment. Keep moving forward!

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Eating out this morning

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I have a morning meeting today at a local Denny's, and this is the first time I've eaten out since I've started eating healthy again. So I've been contemplating all morning what to do, and here's my plan:

1. Order from the "lighter side" if they have that (it's Denny's, I kinda doubt it!).
2. Order an egg or two with ham and fruit.
3. Order oatmeal.
4. No matter what, keep the portion sizes as I would at home.

As for impulses, I'm so happy that I really want to do the right thing. I feel no temptation whatsoever to gorge on my usual favorites. I'm sure there'll be days when this isn't true but for today it is and in this I rejoice and thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

  
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BVICTORIOUS 3/26/2009 6:51PM

    How did your morning meeting go? When I go out for breakfast, I have made it a rule to always order a poached egg on one slice whole wheat toast, with a bowl of fruit. I may add a slice of ham or bacon for protein. Good, healthy breakfast and it is available everywhere.

I hope you were able to navigate through it. I see you are a fellow believer - He is the source of all our hope and strength, and I keep reminding myself, "I CAN do all things through Him who strengthens me" even on the hard days.....

Blessings, Brenda emoticon

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Putting God at the Center

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The first commandment is to "love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength" (Mark 12:28-34). It is to look to God first, to desire him most, to seek him with passion, to learn from him with eagerness, to serve him with humility. As this priority comes to characterize our lives more and more, other things also fall into place--things like healthy living.

It seems to me that, when we focus first on diet and exercise, we're bound to fail in one way or other because we've put the effect before the cause. Even if an atheist succeeds at eating the right things, rejecting the wrong things, and exercising regularly, he has still failed in the end because, by ignoring God, he has put the created thing before the Creator and this is the heart of idolatry.

All to say, my main goal this day is to learn to love my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength. And in doing so, I pray that he'll give me the desire, courage, and discipline to steward this body he's given me well.

  


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