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Day Two

Monday, October 21, 2019

Yesterday I did well. I came in under my bottom calorie goal but that is ok because I know my body and if I was to eat 1400 calories in a day I would not lose weight. I'm completely sedentary due to illness and I'm sure my metabolism is at a crawl. I had weighed myself several days ago and did not weigh myself at the inception of this journey. So this morning I weighed in and found i was actually one pound higher---but that does not mean I gained it yesterday. For all I know, I may have lost a pound. I wish I'd weighed myself sooner....SO I just set up my weight goal info and I adjusted the number for today's weight as the starting weight.

I think that I am going to really strive to keep my nutrients in proportion to one another. I will aim for 50% carbs, 30% fat and 20% protein. I was planning on making a sweet potato smoothie but I'm hesitant because I calculated it and added it to the tracker before I ate it--and as it stands now, it is an 80% carb meal. I'm going to mess with my intended recipe and see if I can crank up the protein and be rid of some of the carbs.

Last night I slept very well. That almost NEVER happens with me. I have severe chronic pain and night times usually find me sitting in my recliner wishing for sleep. I did move to the recliner at some point last night but continued to sleep deeply and restfully---I even dreamed which I almost never do. As a result of this deep sleep, I did not eat anything at all overnight. This is a great victory. I wonder if it had anything to do with my balanced meals yesterday?

Today my daughter and I were going to go out for lunch. I don't know if I want to do that. Calories are usually way too high at a restaurant. There are two restaurants in town that do serve some good vegetable or salad selections. Maybe we can go there. I need to shower first.

Today I have to take on our new insurance company and see if there is any way I can find a provider who deals in respiratory equipment. I've been struggling with them all week last week and the fight continues. And before I do anything I will start my day in Scripture and prayer as I usually do. May God grant me strength, perseverance, and patience!!

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  • JUDITH316
    emoticon for sharing, remember, God's Grace is Sufficient for you, and you got this, you remain positive, and already have plans on what you are going to do to keep on track.. Keep up the great work Cynthia, you are doing emoticon emoticon

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  • JANNY316
    Keep on keeping on! Set backs are not a total loss. You have the right attitude.
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    Amen, God will give you strength!!!
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