THIN150's SparkPeople Blog THIN150's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I'm Changing- June 23-2011 This morning I woke up and wanted fruit..I mean I was truly craving fruit, so instead of ignoring the push to get some on my way to work I stopped at the grocery store and this is what I bought; Bananas, a bag of apples, strawberries (buy one get on free!!), and watermelon, I also bought the pepsi (the mini ones worth 100 calories) and gum. I didn't ignore my body this time and give it something it didn't want. So for me that is a really BIG CHANGE!!. So I feel good today about food choices. ... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 08:25:55 EST Today's thought: There's no reason for me to face my diet alone! 06/21/11 2 Corinthians 7:1 <BR> Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. <BR> <BR> <BR> Barrie never felt good after stuffing himself. He felt weighted down and slow. He was grumpy and irritable. He usually felt sick. Still, when food was around, he couldn't help himself. Other people would watch him eat, and he could tell they thought it was a disgrace. What could he do? Nobody und... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:50:22 EST FRIDAY 06/17/2011 I'm getting it together and watching my points. I did have to use some of my allowance points yesterday. My goal for today is to stay within my daily points. Tomorrow our church is going to this can swimming, walk..canoe and eating...So I must come up with a eating plan for that I do not go over my points. I know have the allowance points..but Sunday is also Fathers I know I'm taking my husband out to eat..So I really have to balance..Saturday and Sunday..Right ... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 08:24:08 EST 1 of 6 (weeks)-Until the wedding I'm in Wow, time went by really fast..wish the pounds came off as fast..But it's all good. I have 6 weeks before the wedding..that means I can lose 6 t0 12 lbs if I truly stay committed to my daily point allowance. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I've already bought my dress and i'm hoping the next fitting I will have to take it in!! Thu, 26 May 2011 10:54:21 EST Day 39 of 40 Not so great day..I already ate 30 points it's only 1:33 p.m. Only have 32 a day. <BR> That about sums it up. Thu, 19 May 2011 13:33:31 EST Day 31 of 40 Check out my change Today's thought I will turn to Jesus whenever I need a faith lift Day 1 <img src=""> <img src=""> Day 31 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 John 5:4 <BR> For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. <BR> <BR> <BR> When Jesus faced the devil in the wilderness, He was weak and hungry. He had fasted long and hard, and He would have given anything to be able to break that fast. Bread is a ... Wed, 11 May 2011 08:09:20 EST Today's thought: I am made stronger every day that I diet! Day 26 of 40 1 Peter 1:7 <BR> That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR> <BR> When the heavy-duty drearies set in, it is easy to question whether you believe in anything at all. Dieting is tedious, taxing, and trying. If there is a God, you may ask, why doesn't He just put us out of our misery? The Lord knows what we need, and He brings us th... Fri, 6 May 2011 09:26:57 EST Today's thought: There's a brand new me on the way! DAY 24 of 40 2 Corinthians 5:17 <BR> Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. <BR> <BR> <BR> Some people say that what we look like on the outside has nothing to do with what we're like on the inside. This is true to a degree, but how we see ourselves has very much to do with what we think of ourselves. If we see ourselves as overweight, we will tend to think less of ourselves. If we see ourselves as physically fit and trim,... Wed, 4 May 2011 08:39:39 EST Day 23 of 40: Today's thought: True belief brings real relief! John 14:1 <BR> 'Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.' <BR> <BR> <BR> The days will come when we question whether or not we will ever lose the weight we want to. Frustration can set in, and when it does, it makes us feel like such failures. Jesus' disciples found themselves feeling like failures at times in their lives. It was on those occasions that Jesus offered them the most comfort. Jesus understood human nature perfectly, and He came to let us know eve... Tue, 3 May 2011 08:26:13 EST Day 22 of 40 Romans 8:28 <BR> And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 May 2011 08:55:30 EST Day 11 of 40 Today's thought: This day means I am one day closer to my goal weight! Devotional For Dieters 4/18 <BR> Wednesday, April 18, 2007 <BR> PrintDiscussEmail <BR> 0 <BR> Share0 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> April 18 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ecclesiastes 7:8 <BR> Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. <BR> <BR> <BR> It doesn't take a genius to agree that the end of a diet is a lot better than the beginning. Oh, how wonderful it will be to finally reach the goal we set for ourselves, to finish this tim... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 10:04:50 EST Day 5 of 40 :Today's thought: There's more to a new me than just losing weight. Ephesians 4:22 <BR> . . .put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts. <BR> <BR> <BR> Heavy people aren't bad people. Sometimes we feel inferior just be-cause we happen to be overweight. It doesn't matter whether we're a few pounds over weight or a lot of pounds overweight; when we're too heavy, it makes us feel bad. Obesity isn't a sin in itself, but often it is the result of sin. Gluttony, sloth, laziness; these things can lead... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:49:07 EST Day 5 of 40 Ok, you can tell by previous blogs that I'm a scale watcher..Well what I decided to do this week..being that I'm alway weight I wrote down my daily weight and did average of my weight..In turn when I started this week my weight was 226.2./224.6/224.2/223.6/225.1...The average of my weigh in is 224.74. Which means I did lose weight this week.. 226.2 - my aveage = 1.46 loss. So the scale is moving in the right direction. Crazy thing is I had to work out everyday this week to get this... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:01:01 EST Day 4 of 40 Today's thought: We please God when we try to be the best we can be! 1 Peter 1:16 <BR> is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. <BR> <BR> <BR> Too often we think that holiness is merely a matter of the spirit. We feel that if we read our Bible, pray regularly, and attend wor-ship, we are being holy. But holiness requires that we tend to our physical health as well as our spiritual health. Early Christians realized that they were more alert and better able to concentrate on God when they felt good. Tending to the body made them better at their spiritual ... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 07:13:51 EST Day 3 of 40 Today's thought: Dieting makes me a spiritual overcomer as well as a physical overcomer Revelation 21:7 <BR> He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. <BR> <BR> <BR> Being thin is a wonderful goal. Regaining health and vigor is also great. Looking and feeling good are important, but both pale in comparison with how good it is to please the Lord by being the best people we can be. When we diet, we not only gain physically, but also spiritually. Resisting temptation tones our spiritual being as well as dieting tones our physical... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:36:31 EST Today's thought: I'd rather put on patience than put on weight! Day 2 of 40 Colossians 3:12 <BR> Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering. <BR> <BR> <BR> In centuries past, people went without food in order to break their willful spirits. Certain individuals knew they were too concerned with worldly things, and they wanted to humble themselves, so they went without food. A person who hungers loses conceit and cockiness very quickly. God wants us to have a spirit of lowliness a... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 07:59:40 EST Love those hunger pangs! So often when we have hunger pangs, we rush for snacks or something that will make it go away. But some little insights about hunger pangs may have you making a different choice. <BR> <BR> I love this one: hunger pangs actually mean that your body is using stored fat in our body <BR> <BR> Dehydration aften sends a message that "reads" like hunger. So instead of grabbing a snack . . . go for a tall glass of filtered water! <BR> <BR> Finally, hunger pangs often pass after a few minutes. So w... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 09:25:47 EST Today's thought: Thank you, Lord, for bringing me this far! Isaiah 55:12 <BR> For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. <BR> <BR> <BR> Our God is a God with a plan for His creation. Everything was created for a reason. God created us in His image, and His plan for us is to live a full, joyful, creative existence. We can best do this by keeping ourselves fit and trim and healthy. God rejoices, as does all His... Fri, 8 Apr 2011 07:34:59 EST Today's thought: Losing weight is no excuse for losing patience! <BR> <BR> Ephesians 4:1-2 <BR> I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love. <BR> <BR> <BR> Temper: It seems that the longer you diet, the shorter it gets. Keep-ing control of our temper is one of the harder parts of dieting. We feel everyone has some word of advice on what we ought to do differently, that no one really understands what we... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 07:56:17 EST 4-5-11 (TERRIFIC TUESDAY) Losing Again!! Got on the scale this morning..and I had loss weight. Ididn't even bother to figure out how much..I don't want to lose focus..I change the scale from pounds to kilos..So that I wouldn't focus so much on my number..but on the fact that I'm losing again.. Note to self : celebrate you weight loss later!!! not now.... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 13:58:43 EST Meltdown is Over...Fat Meltdown Begin Okay..This is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice and me glad in it...As you know from my Tuesday Blog...I had a slight weight issue melt down...It was good to vent and to get all my feelin out of my head and to take ownership for the reasons why I gain the weight. {It's a little to personal to share}..But I can say I've come to grips with my weight and I have forgiven myself for ignoring it for so many years. one thing I can share is..This extra weight was like a buffer, to hide beh... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:14:59 EST Why..Why..Why I got on the scale this morning..I was up 4 lbs. I knew I had gain before I even got on the scale. because I haven't been doing what I'm suppose too. I haven't been drinking my water. I haven't been tracking what I put in my mouth. The wedding I'm in is in July..I already ordered my will be back in 7 weeks. I wanted to have 7 to 15 lbs off of me. Instead I now have to work on getting the 4 lbs I gain off and then focus on the additional 7 to 15. Why Why Why do I eat what I eat...Why... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 15:05:22 EST A new day is a new day..I'm better on track..I go today to buy my dress for the wedding (picture is under my pictures)...It will back in 8 weeks..within those 8 goal is to lose 8 to 16 lbs. Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:30:33 EST Not sure Not sure what's wrong with me..I can't even blog...trying to express myself..but the words won't come... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:46:44 EST Water I'm reading this book by Dr. Colbert's..and the chapter about pretty amazing. Really eye opening for me..This is some of the stuff I knew and didn't know about water..and suggestions about getting your water in. <BR> <BR> (1) I didn't know that during a course of the day that our bodies lose 2 1/2 quarts of water daily. ( I now understand why they say to drink 8 glasses of water) <BR> (2). I did know that most people need 2 quarts or 8 glasses of water a day. But I didn't know for... Tue, 8 Mar 2011 07:36:58 EST Affirmation for Weight Loss Affirmations for Weight Loss <BR> Repeat these confessions aloud with conviction, one to three times a day or <BR> more. <BR> I weigh _________ pounds [desired weight] by faith. <BR> I see myself weighing ________ pounds [desired weight]. <BR> I covenant to no longer use food to soothe hurts and emotional <BR> pains, including grief, fear, anxiety, depression, and so forth. <BR> I refuse to pollute my body by eating junk food, sugar, fried foods, <BR> and any other food that is unhealthy beca... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 10:35:45 EST My Math- Calorie In..Calories Burn. Ok. since I have not weigh in in the last 6 days...I've been trying to figure out the science of calories in vs..calories out. So let's if I got it right? <BR> Okay...My Body needs about 2200 calories a day..If I eat only let say 1300..that means I had 900 calories burn?..and then If I work out and burn 300 calories (per my pedometer)..then 900 plus 300 means about 1200 calories subtracted from the 3500 calories that it takes to burn 1 lbs?..Which then would mean that I need to burn addition... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 12:47:15 EST DAY 2- It's A New DAY!! This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!!! Everyday is a blessing. Everyday I have another chance to live healthier, to eat better, to exercise. Today I looked at the scale, and kept it moving. Yes I'm looking forward to weighing myself. But I'm no longer going to let the scale define my progress in living a healthy life. <BR> <em>192</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 07:51:45 EST Day 1- It's a New Day It's true..I've been on Weight Watcher Plus since the beginning the year...But for me it's a New Day..and It's Day 1..because of my battle with the scale..I've decided to start fresh today....I've also decided to blog my experience...I've learn that putting my thought down is really refreshing and helpful..So Here's to a New Day!! Day 1 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 10:19:43 EST The Scale (1) Ask me how much I weigh today? Come on..ask? "For the first time..I can say I don't know!! I didn't weigh myself Friday night..or Saturday..or Sunday or this Morning (Monday)..I have to admit this morning I was I really tempted to..but I didn't do it. I survied the weekend....Now my goal is to until Friday...(that will be a whole week) <em>192</em> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 07:44:20 EST Stay off the Scale I'm obessed with scale!!! I'm on the scale first thing in the morning..every morning..and that's not good; I have the type of scale that gives you the points. so of course for the last couple of days..I've been losing points.. <BR> I started at 222.8..then 222.6..then 222.4..this mornig I was 222.2...I'm so despeartly wanting to see 221.9..I know I know..I got it bad. I'm truly addicted to the scale. I really need to challenge myself to stay off the scale..Go cold turkey!!. I think I read so... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:11:56 EST Dining Out Do's and Don't By Leslie Fink, MS, RD Some people trying to lose weight steer clear of restaurants to avoid the large portion sizes, bottomless bread baskets and all those high-calorie entries. But shunning restaurants altogether isn't a realistic approach to weight loss — and it's unnecessary. <BR> <BR> You can eat out and lose weight. Start with this list of tips to help you navigate the menu options at your favorite fast-food joints and sit-down restaurants. <BR> <BR> 1. Set a budget <BR> Determine how much you're willing t... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:07:29 EST Weight Loss Tip 1 thru 3 Weight loss Tip 1 <BR> <BR> When eating out, always choose the smallest portion size available. <BR> <BR> When we choose larger meals, most of us tend to eat past the point of hunger and in doing so consume more kilojoules than we need which contributes to weight gain. <BR> <BR> Remember that if you are still hungry after choosing a smaller meal, you can always fill up with something else and enjoy a wider variety of tastes in the process. <BR> <BR> Weight loss Tip 2 <BR> <BR> If we abso... Thu, 17 Feb 2011 13:15:14 EST Today's thought: No matter how lonely I might feel, Jesus is right beside me! 02/9/10 <BR> <BR> Hebrews 2:18 <BR> For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. <BR> <BR> <BR> When we get particularly low during our dieting times, we feel so alone and alienated. People pat us on the back and tell us they know how we feel, but we know they really don't. There are times we feel certain that no one knows how we feel. Rest assured, though, that Jesus knows how hard it is, and He wants to comfort us, especially when the going ... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 09:56:23 EST Sometimes Sometime your heart can lose it's joy and you wonder if you'll ever find it again <BR> Sometimes your Spirit gets weak from the stress and strain of life, and your load seems to heavy to bear. <BR> But At Times Like this, I remember that this battle is not mine or yours alone. <BR> Hold on to your Faith and hand your troubles to the Lord- <BR> He is always willing and able to make everything alright. <em>220</em> Tue, 8 Feb 2011 13:25:21 EST On Fire Friday My goal for this weekend is truly watch my portions. Last night, I went to Chuckee Cheeses. my daughter was celebrating being 6 years old...And for the first time, I didn't eat a whole pizza pie by myself, I didn't have any buffalo wings w/lots of blue cheese. Instead I did have just 3 slices of cheese pizza and I chose the smallest slices and drank lots of water. I did enjoy a slice of cake. I was truly proud of myself. So I'm naming today On Fire Friday..because I don't want the flame to go... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 08:23:29 EST Waiting on You Wednesday So often we say "We are waiting on God to bless us, waiting on God to heal us or comfort us." And that true his word states that we should wait on him and faint not and in due season we will reap our blessing. But then I'm thinking.,God could be saying to me "I'm waiting on you to trust more, I'm waiting on you to pray or talk to me more, I'm waiting on you to increase in faith. I'm waiting on you to depend on me to help you, not just with this weight loss journey, but in every area in my lif... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:29:48 EST Thirsty Thursday Yesterday message at church was about Faith, Hearing and Believing. And I know personally I need to trust in God more in every area of my life. As I was listening to the message, it not only applies to believing in God. but also applies to believing in self, To have enough Faith to know that your eating habit change is for the best. So today I'm thirsty not only for more of God in my life. But I'm also thirsty for a healthier lifestyle. <em>91</em> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 07:05:57 EST Motivated Monday Today I weighed in, and I'm to say that I've 1.6 lbs...I'm really motivated this week watch my calorie intake, and to drink my water. This week, my department at work is going out for lunch, and I've already decided that I'm having a salad. Because thursday..Christmas Lunch with department. Sunday-Christmas dinner at church..Monday..Holiday Party at job..then next thursday Christams Breafast with department. Over the next week..I have four functions to I have to be mindful what I... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 07:49:02 EST Faithful Friday Good Morning all that take the time read my thoughts. Today title is Faithful Friday... I've made up my mind to be faithful to this process of eating healthy and losing all this weight I'm carrying around. The same way God expects us to have faith in him, I need to have enough faith in myself to continue on this journey. So I'm faithful today, trusting GOD to give me everything that I need to meet my goals. No longer being disappointed if I have 1 step long as I take two steps forwa... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 08:23:34 EST Trusting Tuesday This time of year is a little challenging.. this morning, one of co-worker brought in cookies...three holiday parties over the next two weeks here on my job. So I really need to be mindful of my calorie intake and be honest with myself and log everything that I put in my mouth to hold myself accountable. I'm going to trust in Lord this morning and rely on him for my strength. as I'm writing this another co-worker just brought in more cookies. Pray my strength... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 07:35:46 EST Thirsty and Hungry Yesterday, my Pastor preached a message about being thirsty and hungry for God. That we need to have a appetite for God and his word. That the same way we hunger for certain foods or things..and we need to change that hunger and thirst to the things of God. And this morning as I think about what to eat and drink for breakfast... I realize that I don't always give God the Glory that he is due. and I realize that we are truly bless, that we are able to eat and drink whatever our hearts desire ... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 08:08:26 EST Starting Over I feel like I'm always starting over when it comes to this weight loss issue. I always say this time will be different..this time I will or this time I won't. But today I've decided not to start over but instead to actually change my way of life. Beause now what I'm eating is affecting my daugther and she is learning bad eating habits. So of course I have the added pressure of feeling like I've failed as parent because if I don't change what she eat, she will be me..and don't want that to hap... Thu, 2 Dec 2010 10:04:23 EST