Double-mindedness keeps me stuck
I find myself lounging in my bed with the tv noise wafting through the air. Having recently become unemployed I have a few weeks before I begin a new college career. This beautiful season of nothing-to-do has brought me to the serene waters of s... Read more
I fired the demon!
This Saturday morning...my only morning to sleep in, I woke up at 6:00 a.m...couldn't get back to sleep. Got up and moving but still felt so drained and tired. My head busy with the noise of all the "stuff" I have to do today, I noticed a small,... Read more
Uh-oh, here it comes...now what?
A week and a half of an excellent program for me. But then about two days ago I noticed some thoughts that didn't line up with my goals. Then I noticed myself "sneaking" a bite here, a bite there, of sugary foods and not counting it. Then yester... Read more
I'd rather write a victory than eat an ice cream cone...
I had planned on just ignoring the fact that I had probably used all my calories, so I could enjoy the milky momentary gratification of an ice cream cone. I had the whole house ready to go. I decided I had better add my last meal before we go, j... Read more
Thinking in percentages, not perfectionism.
Some reflection of my choices today:
I could tell you that I ate about 4 bites of popcorn at a school function this evening. I could also focus on the fact that I ate a serving and a half of tortilla chips, or that I was short in my water ... Read more
Every day we face choices. Every day we are tempted. It enters through our senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound. Today was one of those days that my senses were tickled every where I went. At work, it was cinnamon rolls for an employee'... Read more
It's amazing what a warm, sunny day can do to a person's motivation level. I rode my bike for an hour (ten miles) and have stayed committed to my program...I am just grateful for this weather, and thinking about what I will do for exercise when ... Read more
Committing to myself.
It is now 2013. Two years since my last blog. 10 pounds heavier. I've tried here and there along the way to be healthy, but not committed to a new changed life. Today I set some new, realistic goals. I am re-committing to this program, to health... Read more
I fell off the "wagon" and gained three of the ten pounds I had previously lost. "Food" for thought: at least I regained my momentum before gaining all the weight back! Whew, that was a close fall. It's similar to slipping off a cliff, grasping ... Read more
10 valuable tips for the healthy lifestyle journey
A few rules I have learned so far:
1. No guilt (no matter what I choose, there is no "wrong" choice, only learning experiences and new beginnings.)
2. If I have a moment of relapse, get over it and move on.
3. If I am truly craving somet... Read more
The morning after
I have a pizza hangover. I'm not proud of it. I went over my calories yesterday, and for some reason I am feeling guilt. But the Word says, "There is no condmnation in Christ Jesus..." and yes, I do lean and rely on Him for my strength.
Ye... Read more
My clothes are becoming roomier. I can feel my body slowly shrinking; yes, slowly, but I can FEEL the difference. I can see it too! After only ten pounds. I don't even care if no one else notices, because there is a knowing inside of me that dri... Read more
The Princess Diary
I have known for quite some time that I am a Princess, and even who my Father,the King, is. I know what to expect from Him...unconditional love. I know that He wants the best for me, and that everything I do represents Him and His ... Read more
Slow and steady wins the race!
Yaaaaahhhhhhhhhooooooooooo! Yep, I have lost a total of 9 pounds in about 6 weeks. Slow and steady wins the race! I love that if I just stay committed to tracking my food, I am still in the race. Even if I don't get it all perfect with exercise,... Read more
How much can "crap" weigh anyway????
In calorie range...check
Grrrrr, stupid IBS. I'm walking around literally with additional pounds in my gut and I can't get any positive feedback on my scale? This has proven to be... Read more