Thursday, August 11, 2011
So I haven't posted a blog entry in a while, been trying to figure out what diet really works for me. Today is day 14 of doing the Body for Life 12 week challenge, the past 11 days or so have been good, stayed on plan 90% of the time, but yesterday and today seemed to be the worst ever, probably because my stress level has been up, i started back to work last week after having an extended vacation, I am a school nurse and the pressure and demands of starting another school year are mounting- and the students aren't even in session yet!!! YIKES!!!
I had a bump in the road today, i started eating off plan and continued to do so the rest of the day, sometimes I feel so absent minded while I am eating, I don't even realize what I am doing or even considering how many calories i am consuming!!!!! This got worse when I got home, no one was there and If I thought about it, I ate it- I know sounds really bad.
But, with body for life, you get 1 cheat day a week, so i guess this was it for me, a little unplanned but thankful for the wiggle room,
the biggest change is: I didn't beat myself up for it, I thought to myself, God has given me grace, and it is sufficient to meet my needs. I am not the only one struggling like this and I know that they will just tackle it again tomorrow. That's the attitude i have, I can't be perfect in my eating all the time, not with family, a career and other obligations. I am thankful that I didn't go down that road of "self-condemnation" It is so miserable!!! thankful for sparkpeople and the support of others to help m reach my goals. I know that with love and support and most of all, God," I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Phillipians 4:13
Plan for tomorrow: wake up and read scriptures about how to overcome temptation and how God is our strength!!!