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I would have said they were crazy.....

Sunday, February 03, 2013

If someone told me I would be planning a Superbowl evening without pop, chips, or baked goods, I would have said they were crazy.

If someone told me I could enjoy an all-day basketball tournament without buying anything from the concession stand, I would have said they were crazy.

If someone told me fruit and vegetables would begin tasting fabulous after I stopped eating processed junk, I would have said they were crazy.

If someone told me I could feel full and satisfied without bread or potatoes or pasta, I would have said they were crazy.

If someone told me eliminating wheat and sugar would snuff out cravings, relieve inflammation, and promote regularity, I would have said they were crazy.

If someone told me exercising and eating moderate amounts of healthy food would improve my mood swings and boost my self-confidence , I would have said they were crazy.

If someone told me I would feel much happier and light-hearted when I stayed in control of my eating habits, I would have said they were crazy.

If someone had told me that planning my meals ahead of time, counting every calorie, and budgeting healthy portions would give me a feeling of liberation and contentment, I would have said they were crazy.

Well......someone did tell me. In God's mercy, many different "someones" have been telling me these concepts, many times, for many years. I sigh when I think of how I didn't listen. Not very much, anyway.

By the grace of God, I started taking tiny steps, staggering and backsliding, but still baby-stepping forward. It has taken four years to change my way of eating. My shape does not yet reflect the astonishing growth and inner change I am experiencing. But as I continue on this path of healthy eating and consistent exercise, my outer appearance will eventually match the new person I feel myself to be.


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WARMSPRINGDAY 2/10/2013 8:32AM

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XXMILAXX 2/5/2013 4:52AM

    It's amazing how we can change and adapt when we really put effort into it! emoticon emoticon

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_BACK2BASICS_ 2/4/2013 9:46PM

    It's great that your insight and knowledge is ahead of your physical changes as your body will soon catch up to the vision you have of yourself. emoticon emoticon

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    What a great way to start, from the inside out! The inner being is more important than the outer being. It's the world that has it backwards!

1 Samuel 16:7.

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NANCY- 2/4/2013 7:56AM

    Your outer body ay not reflect your choices, but your inner body is. Over time you will notice changes in your outer body....your skin, your shape, your strength.

You are making awesome changes for you and your family.

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    Beautifully put!

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GRACIEC 2/3/2013 10:24PM

    Isn't it amazing that each of those small steps can end up changing your life? You're doing great!

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DIET_FRIEND 2/3/2013 10:04PM

    Why doesn't the world want the same things we truly want? I too am happier when my eating is under control and I'm getting in my fitness and water. I am so proud even if I'm not a skinny minny. I am skinnier than I was last summer and that's progress. I think I feel better too from eating healthier overall. I like this blog and am nominating it as a favorite!

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HDHAWK 2/3/2013 7:56PM

    What great progress! emoticon

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MCFITZ2 2/3/2013 7:41PM

    Wonderful changes. emoticon

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PHEBESS 2/3/2013 6:59PM

    Amazing, isn't it??? YAY for you!!!!

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VISUALLYRICS 2/3/2013 6:27PM

    Your Progress is astonishing emoticon ....::::inside & out! So Proud of YOU!
Great blog....::: emoticon Keep on keeping His strength.

love, Laura emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 2/3/2013 6:06PM

    WooHoo!! Your blog deserves a Popular Blog Award. Just awesome!! All the changes you have made are significant and wonderful. How much better is your life now that you are eating health?? And you know it! And your attitude about the outer self coming to mirror the healthy eating in time is 100% right! Your patience, consistency, and commitment are to be commended. WooHoo!!

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DEBBIESTY 2/3/2013 5:52PM

    LOL! Well you are not crazy!

Best of luck on your journey.

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WATERMELLEN 2/3/2013 5:36PM

    Great blog! The inner change is profound: the outer change will soon match (it's inevitable now!).

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