Saturday, April 28, 2012
Well, after 40 days of not eating 'refined sugar' in the way of treats [I still had some hidden sugar in crackers], I indulged last night and had Culver's "Flavor of the Day" turtle custard. Was it worth it? Not really! WAY too salty! The gal had dumped the rest of the pecans in the custard, with ALL the salt, and it really wasn't that tasty! I would have been MUCH BETTER off with my homemade milkshake of greek yogurt, strawberries, banana, unsweetened cocoa and stevia! Anyway, what's done is done! I got that out of my system, and now I'm ready to go another 40 days sugar-free!
But what I really wanted to share today is about attitude. Lately, I've felt like I'm trying SO HARD to lose this weight, and it's coming off at a snail's pace, and I'm losing heart! I read my treasured friend's blog today [KADULAC] and she shared about her family's 'Biggest Loser' contest, and that her husband lost 19#'s, and her daughter 5#'s, and she, eating the healthiest of them all, only lost 4#'s. SO discouraging! I can so relate to her feelings of wanting to quit in times like this--when you work so hard and aren't blessed with a reward.
I especially struggled with this when I was home. My sister is skinny! She has never had a weight problem; yet she smokes, rarely exercises, and has a horribly unhealthy diet! It's so hard not to envy her metabolism when she simply eats whatever she wants and stays VERY thin! My other sister and I gain weight if we LOOK at fattening food! ha!
HELP, friends! Help me see that this is the RIGHT PATH even if it's NOT easy!!!!
I'm not going to weigh again until May--I think I've developed an unhealthy attachment with the scale! HOPEFULLY, I will get my mindset renewed [by God's grace] and keep to that race called LIFE, and not grow weary in doing what is good!