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Day 20 and overjoyed by the success I am having 3 things I am grateful for today Nov 24 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2019


Wow, tomorrow will be Day 21 = 3 weeks following this program and still on plan and still losing weight. I am finding it difficult to believe how 'easy' this is to follow but I do believe there are 2 reasons for that.

(1) I was ready to really commit to a change and this one just sounded right

(2) I am not thinking of the total amount of weight I need to lose - that is to daunting - but rather I am just looking at eating this way for the day.

I know I have said that in previous blogs but it works - not over thinking it, plan for the day, then follow that plan, sleep, get up and repeat. I so excited for Tuesday when I officially get weighed in.

Tonight while at our Study at our Pastors house, I was asked by one lady who sat beside me how it was going. I explain how happy I am and that I am so overjoyed with the success and our dear Pastor looked at me and said 'You can tell something has changed, yes a little thinner in the face, but more than that your demeanor seems so different, so much more relax, not looking like you are in as much pain and that you just seem so much happier.' He brought tears to my eyes as that is how I feel. I am so thankful for finding this program, that each day the Lord has given me the strength to get through the day without any sugar or flour. I couldn't do it in my own strength.

Keeping a food journal each day, measuring all food that I eat, having 3 meals with no snacks (no eating after supper !! ) - it is nothing compared to how great I feel - it is worth taking the time to do those few things each day to feel how good I am now feeling.

Still working out my exercise schedule. This will all happen at home as I do have a treadmill and also have some dumbbells. This week I will be looking at purchasing some tubing to go along with the dumbbell exercises. My aim is to have the plan all worked out for the month of December so that I can start December 1. Being the 1st month it is not going to be a difficult schedule but just enough to get me up and moving a bit more. I am going to work myself up into a better routine but need to start of slower than most due to some mobility issues but I know that what I am planning on doing is going to benefit me a lot - re muscle improvement and weight loss.

My Scripture verse for today is
Psalm 30:2-3 (ESV)
O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.
O Lord you have brought up my soul from Sheol;
you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.

3 things I am grateful for today are

(1) grateful for a great Pastor giving a great message today

(2) grateful for the sunshine

(3) grateful that I can stay on plan even when not eating at home

My streaks to date are

Day 64 of logging on to Sparkpeople
Day 64 of tracking all food and water
Day 64 of reading the Bible with my husband

Day 20 of No Sugar Nor Flour using the BLE program

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    You are doing great. I am so glad you have found a plan that works for you and you feel so much better physically and emotionally. Keep up the good work.
    57 days ago
    Just for today, Lord, please help me do this just for today. Repeat. Works every time.
    58 days ago
    Very nice. I've been writing one thing per day in my personal journal to be thankful for. Blessings
    58 days ago

    It's always nice when someone validates your dedication! You should post some progress photos on your page!
    58 days ago
    Congrats to the thoughtful compliments!
    Your Pastor was very observant and wise.
    This is what I love in BLE, that it makes life easier and happier really.
    After all, we do the entire healthy lifestyle journey to be at ease and be happy,
    and it is good to see the ultimate goal is available to us all along, regardless of actual weight.
    59 days ago
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