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100 Days of Weight Loss- Day 66

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Don't Even Start!

I'm a bit perplexed with todays lesson! The lesson talks about limiting myself regarding certain food items can give me power over temptation. However, it also talks about me needing to go even one step further in order to protect myself from getting hooked by the taste of a food.

With sweets, desserts, and snack foods, the first bit is often what sets me up for wanting more. Occasionally this happens. The lesson goes on to say that if I can prevent myself from taking that very first bite, I'll be able to escape the instant taste trigger that weakens my resolve.

This is where I start to have a problem, as the solution not to weaken my resolve, with an instant taste trigger, is to create a strong self-talk plan. I'm suppose to make a decision that I won't eat even "one bite" of the enticing food item. Then I'm suppose to come up with a variety of phrases that I can say to myself again and again, to strengthen my resistance.

Well, I'm not the one who says what I will and won't eat, God is. He has actually told me to reintroduce trigger foods into my lifestyle change, and some of them are no longer trigger foods. Likewise, I don't know what ALL of my trigger foods are, but God does. Sometimes He allows me to eat them, and when He shows me what is actually happening after I've eaten the food, He'll then inform me, not to eat it again! Now, later on down the road, He may have me reintroduce the food, and sometimes it's still a trigger, but most times it's not, any longer.

I don't avoid any food, unless God tells me to avoid it. The whole world is my buffet, and like the Word says, I can eat it all, as it's clean! I don't need phrases like "Don't even start!" "Don't even go there!" "Stay on top of your plan." "Hold your goals up high." and "Live above the crowd." If I'm not sure if I'm able to eat something, I just go before God and He lets me know, if I'm able to have that or not! With the plan that I'm following, baked Lays chips, pita chips, even some candies, are on my menu, and if I listen to God, which sometimes I get stubborn, and I don't listen, which carries its own painful consequences, and that's when God tells me how hard headed I am!

I choose not to even go to the assignment today, as it doesn't apply to me! By His Grace, He keeps me in Divine Order!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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  • v MCFITZ2
    I also feel forbidding myself a particular food only focuses my attention on it more.
    899 days ago
  • v GINA180847
    Be careful. I have bought the book and am starting down that journey. Rather than thinking God is communicating directly to me I feel that He points me in the right direction and expects me to use the brains He gave me. I believe that getting interested in your blog was a gift for me so I will utilize it.
    899 days ago
    It IS all about listening and paying attention to your own body's reactions and going from there. To me, anyway.
    899 days ago
  • v TINK053184
    I totally agree. I used to do Food Addicts Anonymous, and believe you me...THAT IS RESTRICTIVE. I do not believe that sugar HIDDEN in foods activates the same "allergy" that is triggered in drug addiction. I used to BE a drug addict before I became a Christian. I found that though FAA tried to BE loving, it fostered demoralization in myself. I am less powerful than a teaspoon of sugar.

    Eating a healthful variety of foods to nourish my body works better for me. Nothing is "off limits", but I choose not to eat certain foods because they make me feel lethargic. There is a little good in everything though.... Through FAA, I learned what a balanced meal looks like, so there was a positive.

    899 days ago
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