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Once Upon a Time. . . .

Friday, February 11, 2011

Good Day Sparkfam! Its warmer in Chicago than it was yesterday but its still cold to me. This week I have been trying something a little different with my diet & fitness and it actually seems to be working. I was think about when I was young & I used to eat what I wanted but that is not true. I didn't half the stuff I eat now which lead me down this once upon a time road, when I was younger & healthier & 128lbs. I look at pictures of me during this time & I looked a hot mess! :) I needed a little weight on me but I actually ate breakfast at home, lunch at school & then dinner maybe. I didn't eat everything my mom made but we some times would go out for McDonalds, Burger King, Sizzlers & Ponderosa. The last two some of you may not be old enough to remember. lol They are few a far between how they used to be one every 20miles or close to a mall. Something like how Chili's & TGIFriday's are... Food everywhere is really killing us & if we don't learn to deny our flesh the pleasure every time to see a restaurant then how will be be, get or stay healthy? That's the new thing I have been trying, I am fasting once a week but I continue praying for clarity & strength from the Lord. It has really been putting my mind in a different place than thinking of food. I eat but I don't obsess about what I will eat or when I will eat & if I feel a hunger pane, I drink some water.

So once upon a time will now be in the not too far distance, I will have control over the junk food demons. Watch out its a trap!!!

I have a steady mindset when it comes to food & eat the healthier foods. Now I won't say that I won't indulge in snacks & treats but I will curb that habit of over snacking. I believe I was doing it wrong relying on my ability to eye ball food & know what a serving was/is but that was not the case either. I was eating a double portion & that's another reason why I have at the same weight. I wanna see what the results will be so I will be updating you the 1st of March on my results.

You guys are my gauge & my accountability partners in crime, so HELP!!

God bless & thank you letting me share!

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  • MORRIS1989
    Dee I remember the last two restaurants, I always wanted to fast a day a week. I guess I am gonna have to pray to get an understanding I want to fast to get closer to GOD not to lose weight. I will be praying for us both. Best Wishes on your plan.
    2659 days ago
    Good luck on your new diet plan Dee, I know that you will be able to "make it Happen" You Rock and continually amaze me with what all you do! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2661 days ago
    Fasting and praying for clarity is the best way to know where God wants you to go and what He wants you to do. He has given you the strength to keep food in its proper place and not make it an idol. Funny, but I found that food dominated my life at one point because it was attached to my emotions and my emotions were out of control.I was powerless. But PRAISE THE LORD for His grace and mercy.Be encouraged Dee, we are with you and so is He.

    Keep Sparkin'
    2661 days ago
    I have those calories....and other nutrition facts memorized practically...thank the Lord for that! I did it for So Long! LOl!! Now, I just don't make food a Big deal in helps to direct my passions, and ambitions away from the fridge....if ya know what I mean.... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2661 days ago
    Good luck on this new project. I've read that fasts are good for you, make sure you maintain your fluids though.
    2662 days ago
    If I don't weigh and measure fairly regularly my eyes will start to deceive me with a little and then those portions get bigger and bigger. I don't want to do this forever but for now I really need to so I understand what you are saying!! We can do this, Dee!! emoticon

    2662 days ago
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