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Saturday, January 12, 2013

This is certainly nothing I have done before but I thought maybe it might help someone. I will say I love to eat. And the last bite tastes just as good as the first bite. emoticon So I am definitely a member of the clean plate club, which is part of the reason I'm overweight. I am trying a new way to lose weight this time. I am relying on prayer and faith in the Lord to help me succeed.

Each Sunday after church service, someone brings in a snack. Was I ever mortified to see 5 boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts stacked on the table along with other goodies. Oh how I wanted one of those donuts. (and I want one now as I am typing this LOL!) I stayed far away from that table even though I could hear those donuts calling me....Luckily for me, I had a snack bag of pretzels in my purse. Just another way God took care of me and helped me overcome that temptations.

Friday was the end of "one of those work weeks". It had been very stressful. I work for a social service government agency and it seemed like it has been busier than usual. I was working on a report for my boss (the first time I had done this report) and was really struggling. I keep candy in my desk for my unit I supervise. I was just going to have a couple of mini Reese's (as you can tell I am not also a member of the clean plate club but also Stress Eaters Anonymous and honestly, it probably would have been more than 2 pieces). Just as I was about to reach in the "dessert drawer", my phone rang. Yet another example that God provided me a way to overcome temptation. After the phone call I made the smart choice of a small banana.

And today it is very cold and rainy where I live. I thought I would just skip exercising today since I can't walk outside. Something kept telling me inside "no, find something else". So I did the 18 minute cadio bootcamp video on here. I didn't know what a burpee exactly was but now my legs are totally aware of what a burpee is. I couldn't do everything but that was OK, I moved the entire time and did what I could do. And after I finished and I read the comments and someone 15 years older than me wrote "good workout I sweat just a little"....I decided right then and there I would continue this and I will be able to keep up. (also just a reminder to me how out of shape I am which is why I feel bad most of the time)

Keep the faith friends and let's pray for God to help us overcome this battle.
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DJ4HEALTH 1/14/2013 10:34PM

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63KEEPONGOING 1/12/2013 8:06PM

  Welcome sister in Christ. It is through him you will make it. (me, too) Philipians 4:13 Our anchor, right!
I could identify with your blog- "Plate Cleaner" "Stress Eater"!

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ROSE-LITE 1/12/2013 6:24PM

  You made me smile...can certainly relate...it's so much more fun to eat isn't it? Especially Krispy Cremes! Oy! BUT you are trying AND you're giving it to The Lord! I can tell you personally He does help us even with dieting...He loves to encourage us. Best wishes Newbie! Keep the faith! Rose

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