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Just a bump in the road

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!!!

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RSPRINKLE 8/12/2011 12:12PM

  Thanks girl, i am glad you have found something to help you with your weight loss. Hang in there and keep up the great work!!!

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JILHICKS 8/11/2011 10:36PM

  Rebekah, I love your blog! You are right, there will be bumps in the road, but just like Phillipians 4:13 says, "you can do all think through Christ who strengthens you." and that is a wonderful thing! I think you are doing great!!
Today, I started the "Sensa" sprinkle diet! I've only had 3 meals today and I already feel sooo full, I don't want anything else to eat tonight and it IS at nighttime that I have the worse time!! I try to diet all day long, then at night I'm famished and when everyone is in bed, I"m still up watching TV and I eat and eat and eat!!! :-((( But after sprinkling today, I must say that now, I'm so full, I don't want to eat ANYTHING!!! And all I can say is YAAAAYYYYYY!!!! This actually might work! I'm still watching what I eat, portion sizes that is, and exercising and "sprinkling", so hopefully this might work!! Praying and believing for it!! This past year I was sooo emotionally strained, I'd come home and binge, binge, binge...daily and then just sit on the couch! I managed to gain 15 lbs. this past school year and I don't want to go down that road again! I want this year to be better and I'm hoping and praying that it will be!!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts again! We are so lucky to have you at Tuttle!! Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks! The fleeting days of summer are quickly winding down! emoticon

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Day 1 of 30 days

Monday, April 25, 2011

I heard a song on the radio yesterday about being "New", It talks about how we become new creatures in Christ as we are saved and try to live for Him. So I woke up this morning thinking about the word "NEW" So what does the Bible say about NEW, I did a search on my Bible app on my Droid phone and this is the passage that stuck out to me today: I hope it is helpful to you:
Ezekiel 18:30-32 NLT

"Therefore, I will judge each of you, O people of Isreal, according to your actins, says the Sovereign LORD. Repent, and turn from your sins, Don't let them destroy you! Put all your rebellion behind you, and find yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O people of Israel? I don't want you to die says the Sovereigh LORD, Turn back and live!

Ok, If you don't know much about the Bible and the Israelites, they were God's chosen people and they always seemed to be complaining and sinning and being rebeliious, they knew what was right but they chose not to do it. For me, this applies to my eating habits. I know I shouldn't eat certain foods but I do it anyway and here I am trying to undo what I have done to myself. I can God saying to me: repent and turn from your bad eating habits, don't let them destroy you, put them behind you and they won't destroy you! Find for myself new ways of eating and dealing with my lack of energy and physical issues, God doesn't want me to live this way anymore, He wants me ot live!!! Wants me to experience victory over my feelings and conquer this once and for all, Make it a lifestyle, not a temporary fix! Overcome this habit for good!

I hope this will encourage and motivate you on your journey to better health. Always remember: If God is for us, who can be against us!!!! Romans 8:31