Saturday, March 19, 2011
I out grew emotional eating a long time ago and it's a rare occasion when I do. My tendency is to not eat when I feel emotional stress. Of course, that can be just as detrimental to weight loss efforts as overeating as it throws the metabolism all out of whack! As momma always said, "if the right one don't getcha then the left one will," so it's a losing battle either way. But all is not lost and it can be turned into a winning battle if I just persevere and hang tuff, avoid the extremes on either end, and live life in moderation as best I can. Actually, moderation is the key to success in many of life's challenges ... even those that are not food related.
... "me" go girl!
Friday, March 04, 2011
After responding to someone's blog this morning, I got to thinking about the wonderful gift we've been given to communicate with God. His Word, the Holy Bible, gives us a blueprint of how we ought to live if we want to be successful, and in it He says, "you don't have because you don't ask!"
God is not looking for my perfection, He is looking for my willingness to be perfected, then, I am to leave it in His hands and watch Him work! In the area of food, I found it is more profitable for me to ask God to give me the strength to not pick it up and eat it than it is to ask Him to help me put it down after I've already started stuffing my face. Sometimes it a permanent change and I won't crave that food anymore and sometimes it's just a temporary relief from that craving and I have to ask for His help, again, the next time. But in any case, He's always there to help whenever I ask. It's when I don't ask that I get in trouble.
... so I just need to remember to ASK!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Between the birth of a new great grand baby, visiting my husband in the nursing home, working a full time job and attending an all-day conference in another town, it's been a super busy week. This weekend I decided to stay home and do absolutely "nothing!" And that is exactly what I did.
... I'm all rested and ready to meet this week's challenges. I take it one day at a time believing in the promise that God won't give me more than I can handle.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Well, today is my birthday ... and a very special one it is. As I sit in the lobby of the hospital, my granddaughter is on the 2nd floor giving birth as we speak. Kayden David should be arriving on the scene any moment now. Thank you David and Beth for the great birthday present! So it's "Happy Birthday to us," and may we share many, many more!"
Friday, February 04, 2011
If you don't have goals, then how are you going to know when you get there! My first goal with SP is to aim for a healthy weight that is comfortable for me. When I get there, I can decide whether I need to lose more ... but for now, it's 175. I know, I know! For some of you, 175 would still be considered overweight. But, when you are coming from 267, it sounds so-o-o good! And, personally, I would rather carry a little extra weight than a bunch of saggy, baggy skin. Sounds terrible doesn't it!
So, as for me, I'm just taking it one day at a time and trying to enJOY the journey. I want to love, appreciate and accept my body along the way, and not wait until I reach my destination to love myself.
I listened to Zig Ziglar's motivational video on "goals" in which he said that it wasn't until he ...
1. Wrote it down
2. Put a date on it
3. Listed the obstacles he had to overcome
4. Identified the people and groups he had to work with
5. Spelled out a plan of action.
6. Set that time limit in there
7. Identified all the benefits to him
It was only when he did these things that he was successful, his goal became a reality, and he lost the weight.
... I'm right on target! How about you?
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