Christ Died for our Sin--Which Includes Indulgence
At the end of the day, the reason I'm so overweight (about 50 lbs) is that I'm a self-centered, indulgent person. If I had simply obeyed the Lord and treated my body as he would have me, I would have enjoyed food very much--after all He gave it ... Read more
My Double Joy
I'm sure there will be days when I'm tempted to eat more than I should at a restaurant, but for this morning I'm celebrating the small victory that I want to eat well. And furthermore, I've learned how to eat things that fit within my plan and t... Read more
What a Great Ride!
Well my 55-miler went very well yesterday. Came in just slightly under 15.0 mph due to a stiff head wind over the last 11 miles. More importantly, my body felt good and strong just about the whole way through. I must admit though, that I couldn'... Read more
Long Bike Ride Today
Today is the second of five endurance rides designed to prepare me for a one day, 110 mile bike ride on May 19. I'll be traveling 55 miles today, Lord willing, and will be shooting for 15 mph. Because I've been eating well for a couple of weeks ... Read more
Learning to See Rest as Part of the Plan
Monday is my one day off per week and two weeks ago, just after I started changing my eating habits, I was so totally out of energy that I didn't know what to do. It occurred to me that my body could simply be in a mild state of shock from the a... Read more
I Survived a Church Potluck!
I was concerned this morning about how I would handle our monthly church potluck. I'm the pastor of the church so I can't exactly skip it, so I had to find a way to exercise discipline in a situation where that is very difficult for me. But I wa... Read more
Down 7 Pounds!
I'm actually not too focused on weight loss. I'm more focused on eating well and exercising, trusting that my weight will land where it lands. But I must admit that it was very satisfying this morning to see that I'm down 7 pounds from only 14 d... Read more
Getting Ready for a Long Bike-Ride!
This May I'm traveling to California to perform a wedding for my nephew, and I've decided to take a few extra days out there to visit with some family and friends (I'm from there but now living in Minnesota). On one of those extra days I plan to... Read more
There's Plenty of Time
I've been working on "life-balance" lately, that is, on how to attend to all the things I must each day at home, church, work, and world. As you know, it's a lot to think about. So, last night I decided to write down the several things I want to... Read more
Advice about the nutrition tracker?
A few years ago I designed an easy to use, hand-written system of tracking my caloric intake and food variety. It's based on Liz Applegate's excellent book, "Eat Smart, Play Hard." Thus, when I joined Spark People a couple of weeks ago I was hes... Read more
I'm really enjoying food
It's a little perplexing to think of why I would ever eat poorly in the first place because when I'm eating well I enjoy food even more than when I'm not. The Lord has given such a wonderful variety of things to eat with such unique and satisfyi... Read more
Day off mentality
Today is my one day off per week and I most often just lay around, rest, and read or watch a movie or something. And I most often eat poorly because I get real lazy and don't feel like cooking. I do feel this mentality in me today, but I'm goiin... Read more
Yeah--I did it!
Last evening I went to a b-day party at my brother-in-law's house and, though there was tons of food there, I only ate what I needed to eat and left the rest alone! I was so glad to make it through that, although I must say that I still had a ve... Read more
Now for a real test
I have been on track with my diet and exercise for about eight days now, maybe nine, but later today I'm going to a birthday party at my brother-in-laws house where there will be tons of snacks and foods I love. I was tempted to eat less all day... Read more
I did it!
Well, it's only the first time, but still I want to celebrate small successes. I was able to eat very sensibly at my morning meeting yesterday and I left satisfied and happy as well! i'm very grateful.
And now this morning I have a meeting... Read more
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