Week 1 went pretty well. I did have 2 meals completely off plan on the weekend. Really I just need to stay home on the weekends 😉 Ok life happens sometimes and we have to just keep going. This is accountability sharing it here on the blog. I went out with my girl friend for an evening out without the kids this weekend. We have been planning on doing this since Christmas and this weekend ended up working best for her. It was a lot of fun! And then her little boy had a birthday party on Sunday and I had pizza and shared a piece of ice cream cake with my daughter. Not to bad but I need to have a better plan for when these things come up!
Healthy Fit ‘n Lean 2016 Week 2
Made to Crave (by Lysa Terkeurst)
Chapter 1 What’s Really Going On Here
This was a superb chapter! Really you should read this book! “We crave what we eat.” Oh is that not the truth! Does learning to eat healthy and finding foods that will help us feel full take away the cravings we have. It will help but can we not feel full and still crave dessert? Lisa explains how we were made to crave? What does crave mean? Something you long for, want greatly, desire eagerly and beg for. “We were made to crave-long for, want greatly, desire eagerly, and beg for God. Only God.” (Psalm 84:1-2)
Does not Satan tempt us in every way possible? The lust of the flesh (cravings), the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:15-16). Doesn’t Satan what to draw us away from God.
Two biblical examples were given of people being tempted with food. Eve who was in paradise and everything was perfect. (Think about that!) and Jesus who was in a deprived state in the desert and had fasted for 40 days and nights.
How did Jesus deal with temptation? Scripture! He used scripture. Eve “focused only on the object of her obsession.” Jesus shows us how we can break the cycle of being consumed by cravings. We like Jesus can rely on God’s Word to help us.
“Truth is powerful. The more saturated we are with truth, the more powerful we’ll be in resisting our temptations.”
Last week I exercised 3 time. I would like it to be 4-5 times. I tried using my treadmill one day and it wasn’t working. I was really bummed that day! We did get it worked out that evening. Working out in the morning works most days except 2. I have one little girl who gets here at 6 am, and I just don’t have enough time to exercise and get ready before she get here. I have never exercised at night before bed but I keep thinking maybe I should try it? I have always enjoyed doing it in the morning.
Here is my menu for this week. It is pretty boring! I kept it really simple this week. Same breakfast, and lunch everyday. Dinner there is a little variety. Snacks are simple too! It just makes it easy. I am not a meal planner. I struggle with this. My grocery bill would probably be a little lower if I was….. I tend to keep the house stocked and choose to take meat out of the freezer the night before and cook a meal that sounds good. On Sundays my hubby like to have a Sunday dinner and I haven’t decided what it will be yet! I did but in a meal plan but he wouldn’t be thrilled with that. My meal plan color coded to go along with THM. Red is S meal, Orange is E meal and Green is FP meal. I am combining THM and South beach. South beach seems to work better for me for loosing weight and THM more for maintenance. So there are very few E meals.
My goal is to lose 35 lbs at least. This is the my big goal. My goal for January is to lose 10 lbs. My weekly goal is 2 lbs a week. How I plan to do this:
- Healthy eating
- Drinking water
- No sugar or junk food
- Keep a food journal
- Positive thinking
This week I would like to get in the 5 days of exercise.
Quote of the Week
“It s not about how bad you want it, It’s about how hard you’re willing to work for it.”
Proverbs 23:21- For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall cloth a man with rags.
I know as Christians we don’t name the sin of gluttony very often or it’s just not talked about. But it should be! I have had to ask myself this question are you a glutton?
Definition of glutton:
How much to do I(you) desire food or eat excessively? Oh what a hard question to ask ourselves! And how often do we hear from the pulpit jokes about food and how good it is and what not. And how many Christians are over weight? Should this not be something the church takes more seriously?
Definition of poverty: etc.;
We think of poverty is just being without money but it can also mean support, and deficiency of necessary/desirable qualities. Does not being overweight make our bodies and lives deficient? In many different ways? What about when we over eat are we then not drowsy too? I find this verse convicting! I find myself asking why am I eating and is the amount a healthy amount?
Have healthy snacks that are easy to grab or make in just a few minutes. If healthy snacks are ready to go or easy to prepare the temptation to just munch or whatever will be less of a temptation!
My pounds lost for week one was 1 lb. I need to improve that! I need to have a better plan on the weekends when going out…and more discipline 😀
Practice mindfulness when it comes to eating.
Let me know in the comments how your first week went! I would love to connect!
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