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Saturday, January 03, 2015

well i am doing well with my no soda streak

no soda
longest streak 9months 4 days
current streak 10 days.

the other streak i am not doing so well on i am afraid but i wont change it to make it less challengeing as that will feel like a failure so the goal stands

eat 90% or more healthy food
longest streak 3 days
curent streak 0 days.

i think once all the junk is out what the kids brought for new year is out of the way i will meet my streaks.strange thing is when i became muslim in 1998 i gave up drinking alchol(not that i drunk that much)and eating pork and bacon(and i adored bacon)no problem,also going swimming in the swimming baths (where before i went swimming everyday infact the jobs i picked were picked by how near they were to a swimbath)and i did it no hassel.maybe my love and faith in allah/god must be stronger than my love and faith in myself.or why else is it so hard to stop emotional eating,give up chocolates if they are in the house,eating the wrong things even doing without soda as i have tried to stop drinking diet soda so often in the past and always go back to it.this is something i have to really think about how come i did it so easily almost without second thought for allah as he so wished and not for me when i so wish to be healthy.i somehow have to see this a wish for allah too that he also wishs me to be the best person i can.shame theese things are not haram like pig meat is etc.maybe though the struggle is what i need more to appreciate it more,i don´t know.guess that would take a lot of thought ,discussion and throughly going though this line of thought to get the answer,strength,motivation what ever it is i need to see me through this.what say you?what are your thoughts?

anyway thanks once againto taking the time to read this blog and a double thank you for taking the time to reply.take care and keep smiling
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  • ENTIRELYBEVERLY
    Ah, I think you have really hit on the whole question right there! I, too, can do things for God that I won't/can't do for myself. But I have to turn it over to HIM. Some things are easier to do than others!

    Have you ever checked out Overeaters Anonymous?

    HUGS!
    Beverly
    1384 days ago
  • DEEGIRL50
    I think you are a nurturer. Doing things for others. It's harder to do them for ourselves, but you are worth the effort.

    10 days without diet soda is quite an accomplishment. Celebrate your success!!
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    Comment edited on: 1/4/2015 8:24:48 AM
  • THERESEERZ
    I know the feeling!! Pork, alcohol etc was so easy to stop. I think overeating is difficult because it's relative, and not forbidden clearly. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) told us to fill 1/3 of the belly with food, 1/3 with water and the rest with air.. He was modest in all aspects of life, including food. It's difficult for us to live like that, we live in a culture where you can have basically anything you want, and in large quantities.
    Islamically, eating too much leads to laziness in worship (as told by plenty of famous past scholars and awliya) and I know I feel tired and lazy when I eat too much.

    It IS difficult, there have even been islamic books written about this subject so it's a known struggle that we have to go through. Controlling the nafs (ego) is a lifelong journey. Caring about yourself in the right way (as in not eating for comfort but doing something good instead) is too.

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    1385 days ago
  • RDEE22
    Great attitude. Do this for you and then you will be healthier and happier to take care of your lovely family!
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  • MICKEYH
    emoticon emoticon Well said dear
    1385 days ago
  • MILLISMA
    Don't be so hard on yourself. Look at all you've done and how far you've come. You are making good choices. I love what you do with your children and what they are learning from you. You have been setting a good example for them. I also know what you mean about having "junk" around after the holidays....its' got to go!

    Take care my friend. I know you will reach your goals and I'm here cheering you on!!!!

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    1385 days ago
  • MARCIAS22
    As you well know, none of this is easy but I always admire all of your effort and determination. Most important, you never give up. I think religion and faith can always help to provide the extra strength we need and guides us along the way. Your journey also helps us with our own journey. Thank you for sharing so much.

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  • HOLIERTHANTHOU
    I think the point of personal religion (ie: the individual's relationship to the divine outside the context of institutional worship) is that it provides a source of strength as well as a place of refuge. If this approach works for you when ti comes to nutrition, I think you should definitely pursue it. Spend time thinking through this connection you are sensing and work towards formulating exactly what Islam / Allah means to you in relation to what you eat. Sounds like you are on the right track to me since this path encourages you to pursue self-care. I wish you the best and I look forward to reading more about your your quest to link your nutrition to your spirituality!
    1385 days ago
  • PURPOSEPOWER95
    wow you said a mouth full. I can say with all confidence every challenge during my BLC. I have always put my faith in Jesus Christ frist. Sure I have stumbled. I confess my sins, stumbles to him. I start most of my days with devotions. It seems that when I start my days with Jesus things just fall into place. Hubbie is the world worst saboteur. not counting myself. LOL ROLLS on floor while laughing. I just take it one day at a time. depending on Jesus. I have not been perfect before coming to the challenge nor even after. But God is perfect. I press my way. Some times I do well then there are the other times. The enemy knows our weakness and he will use what ever means to attack you. be ready!!! I have searched the scriptures to find victory verses concerning eating and food. Believe or not there are many. I have written cards for my viewing. Emotional eating is not easy to over come but with God all things are possible. I talk to him often about everything. His ears are opened to those who fear him. I want my journey to glorify him and not myself or others.forgive yourself. First of all no one is perfect but God. Forgive and forget. I am closer to my goal weight than ever before. Philippians 3:13,14 Says "BRETHEREN, I COUNT NOT MYSELF TO HAVE APPREHENDED: BUT THIS ONE THING I DO, FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND ME, AND REACHING FORTH UNTO THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEFORE ME, I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK FOR THE PRIZE OF THE HIGH CALLING OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS". rest in this saying.
    1385 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    You can do it.....
    1385 days ago
  • CRYSALLIS1
    I'm also able to follow allot of things in my religion but this taking care of my body as a temple has not worked out so well. I'm doing well at the moment. I'm optimistic for the future. I have been disappointed of the past. Best wishes Everhopeful.
    1385 days ago
  • LIFECHANGZ
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    emoticon this is an important *epiphany* to ponder ~ and perhaps you have stumbled on a lifechanging turning point for you ~ to keep your eyes/devotion on the Lord... that we honor the Lord as we honor our bodies? Thanks for sharing this ~ you sparked me today :)
    1385 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    You are awesome and you have exactly the right attitude. Sometimes it isn't so much about what our human nature wants, but what we feel spiritually is right that guides us to make better choices. You're doing that.

    HUGS and never give up. I know you won't!
    1385 days ago
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