I am glad you had a good day, sis. How are you doing today?
I have good news. I had gained a little weight but lost it again. I am back to 150. Sometimes I wonder if I will ever get lower than 150 pounds. lol It seems to be a weight I just cannot seem to get lower than since like 2 and a half years ago. My self esteem is still much better though so that helps.
"Our danger is to water down Godís word to suit ourselves.
God never fits His word to suit me; He fits me to suit His word." Not Knowing Whither, 901 R
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I'm glad I just checked into CF and saw your post.
I have been making good choices - but also making not so good ones.
My weight has stayed the same as a result .
The bible warns about being double minded - I know how depressing it can be to be confused about God's love and what He has provided - knowing some truth and yet believing all sorts of lies too - it creates a feeling of 'stalemate in life' , it brings confusion and depression.
So I know how not being of 'one mind' causes results that aren't 'lively' or 'abundant life-ly'.
So I have to hold my hands up now and say I had a boiled egg for breakfast and two wholemeal toast at 6.30 am
Then at 11am I had an apple - followed by a cup of coffee and 4 cookies !
Everything til 'cookies' was in line with health-ful eating.
I don't want to be puritanical - some 'pleasure' must be allowed within food - but I know myself and eating 'cookies' in the morning - doesn't tend to bode well for the rest of the day.
I had a rather emotional day yesterday - and maybe that's why I just 'went there' today.
But it is only 11.38 am so - I can turn the ship around and take a better way through the waters of my day.
If I am to see the abundant life I want - I need to keep choosing 'life' choices and not 'mix it' with choices that lead to the same old , same old.
God sets life and death in front of us - He is loving and not a dictator - He teaches us as a loving Father to 'choose life' , but in order to be loving , and not a dicatator , He must let us make our own choices .
He hopes we will choose life because He wants us to have teh abundant life that Christ went to the cross to provide for us.
God has given me the guidance to stay off sugar ....I have been 'mostly' staying off it ...but still having 'some'.
I have been neither fish nor fowl - I need to commit and keep choosing 'life'.....for me that is no sugar and to keep exercise up everyday.
I needed to write this post , for myself, I need the accountability.
One day at a time guys ....I will choose life....choice by choice.
Say no to what I've always done and in the same breath ' keep adding to that pot of 'new' - to see life, my abundant life, in terms of my body health and vitality , appear.
Last edited by loved33; 23rd May 2012 at 06:56 AM.
In my prayers lately, Lord is encourging me to express how I feel more to Him, more than I ususally do.
It is an uncomfortable change for me.
I was frustrated with myself last night because I actually had the conversation with my self about 'choose life' 'leave the sugar etc out of it'
but I found the need to have a 'break from feeling' too great and so I didn't choose as I knew 'life' would dictate.
I ate chocolate and crisps (uk) chips (usa).
On retiring last night I prayed and saw what had happened.
Initially I felt like a lost cause ...but on praying I realised that I was allowing myself to be more connected to my own feelings , I was experiencing something 'new' a 'new habit' - i simply needed a break ...and so i took teh break with some junk food - an old habit.
I think part of why I have been an emotional eater is that I have not wanted to feel 'too much' as a survival thing.
So , in one sense I am breaking through.
I'm not good at it yet ...I did the new ...but am not really used to feeling such uncomfortable feelings.
So I will be looking to God to grace me with self control and wisdom as to how to 'feel' and remain in peace .
It's going to be a process.
I am making plans of what to eat , when to eat today and by God's grace I will stick to this like a doc''s prescription - while I address some more feelings with God.
I must say I slept SO WELL last night, so the release of the feelings I usually hide from myself and God etc is having a good effect.
I was expecting perfection from myself yesterday , until I prayed and realised - it might not look so pretty yet ...but I am definitely making progress.
I am grateful.
Well done you for getting your exercise in.
You have inspired me !!
I think I'll go for a walk now.
Thanks so much for your prayers - you are so faithful.
I will pray for you on my walk - anything you want me to pray for specifically ?
Since I've been back I've been to the gym Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Today. 1 hour workout each time. Tuesdays and Thursdays I do a body conditioning class where we do 30 minutes of cardio (like step or bosu) and 30 minutes of weights and stretching like pilates or something.
...but on the not so good side, I had a coke today.
I'm thinking about getting the P90X workout. Has anybody used it? A relative told me about. She went from flabby tummy to an awesome 6-pack. I could do with some of that
"My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth." Psalm 139:15