Bye bye donuts, fried foods, french fries, anything Paula Deen, crawfish fettuccine, and so many other things I love. It’s proven that I don’t make changes in my bad habits too easily, so I joined a cool free online weight loss tool. It’s similar to Fly Lady because it sends me lots of e-mails. It’s found at www.sparkpeople.com. It has some great tips for making changes to your lifestyle and it’s a great way to keep track of what you are eating. I making all these changes for several reasons. My sweetie has high cholesterol and blood pressure and the thought of raising these sweet children alone MOTIVATES me. I love him so much and want to grow old together. Doc says we need to make some changes to avoid heart disease. I still eat as though I am eating for 3 and my body still looks pregnant. I am not sure my stomach will ever be the same, but I want to be healthy. So here goes. I will update you periodically on our progress.
On this journey, we have discovered some pretty good foods. Turkey burgers are really tasty and I love eating more fruit. If I keep eating veggies, they will start to taste good soon right??? A lady at my sweeties office said that we would fall in love all over again on this journey. So every time we are eating healthy we joke about falling in love again. I have never been successful at weight loss before and I am hoping this change sticks.
My poor children hate the change, but I am praying they too get healthier. Princess was grumbling about the whole pasta and ground turkey spaghetti. I was not so understanding of her complaints and felt terrible when they turned out to be a severe allergic reaction to our dinner. We have had her allergy tested and are anxiously awaiting the results. I am hoping she allergic to something we can easily avoid so this doesn’t happen again. It was so scary and I am so thankful she is okay.
I know change is hard, and I am relying on Him to help us.
Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT)
You (God) satisfy me more than the richest of foods. Psalm 63:5 (NLT)
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31
On this journey, I have discovered that I eat when I am stressed and I need to turn to God for comfort not food.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29 (NLT)