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The New Stubborn

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I want to record the behaviors which by God's mercy are resulting in pretty consistent good choices these days .

-- I joined a BLC team, Navy Ninjas, which involves commitment and accountability (things I have long avoided in regard to eating).
-- I explicitly committed, and I have accountability with public trackers & team chat threads ("no choice, no choice" according to Beck diet solution).
-- Since I know that for me personally, wheat, sugar, and simple carbs stimulate constant, fierce cravings, I abstain from those. I am much happier.
-- Provide excellent quality, delicious food that is healthy. I note how I am taking good care of myself.
-- Never skip a meal.
-- Since my habits are new and shaky, and I know my weakness, I assiduously avoid temptation. I physically keep my distance, avert my gaze, ask my family to put something out of sight, don't go to certain restaurants right now. I'm weak, but determined.
-- Decide quickly and firmly. For temptations I couldn't anticipate, say to myself (out loud where feasible) Not for me. No. I'm not eating that. No.
-- Notice and label how I'm feeling.
-- Give thanks and praise to the Lord Jesus Christ. Notice my blessings. Pray & pray.
-- Look for joy and delight in non-food areas.
-- LOTS of water and hot tea.
-- Set a specific, moderate exercise goal that I can succeed at consistently.
-- Sleep 7 - 8 hours a night.

I copied these strategies.....from Spark friends, from books, from Scripture. Obviously none is original. But I have been stubborn and willful, and just didn't want to do it. Now what I want is to be fit and healthy.
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  • v WARMSPRINGDAY
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1250 days ago
  • v RUNNINGOMA
    Great blog. emoticon Doable goals with a terrific focus. I especially like "decide quickly and firmly".
    You are going to make some amazing progress with your determination.
    1250 days ago
  • v VISUALLYRICS
    I love your determination to "Just Do It!" ...:::and "Do It", you will!

    ...:::just remember, if you fall, just get back up again.
    We are here for you and we are all of us faced with temptations...as was Jesus. How precious to me was His journey here on earth....for He knows what it really IS like to be "human".

    by the way...::::I love YOU the way you are NOW. I pray you embrace the challenge....::knowing that God cheers for you the loudest! emoticon

    Your goals are in place, your Lord is at the helm....::::Enjoy the ride!!
    1251 days ago
  • v JOYFULMOMTO5
    emoticon emoticon you are doing fabulous! Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon
    1251 days ago
  • v PRACHI17
    Great list , you can do it :)
    1251 days ago
  • v DIET_FRIEND
    I'm loving this blog!
    1251 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    What a program! Stubborn is a good thing! It's so much easier for me if I don't waver, think about maybe, think about what if, think about what would I like to eat . . . and just tell myself right away, "no, this is not for me". Also share your issues with sugar, wheat, simple carbs: they seem to trigger both cravings and weight well in excess of their calorie counts. So: rarely have any of these . . .
    1251 days ago
  • v MIRAGE727
    You've set the record. Stay strong, focused, and just do it. I found my secret in embracing a healthy lifestyle to the fullest for my wife and family, knowing that I'm showing respect in my Maker by not abusing my body any longer. Stay strong, stay focused, and be well.
    1251 days ago
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