Healthy Fit ‘n Lean 2016 Week 2

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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.”

Exercise

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.

Menu

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.

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Goals-

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
  • Exercise
  • 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.”

Bible Verse

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: a person who eats and drinks excessively or voraciously, a person with a remarkably great desire or capacity for something:

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: the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor; deficiency of necessary or desirable ingredients, qualities, etc.; poverty of the soil; scantiness; insufficiency:

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?

Tips

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!

Weight Loss

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 😀

Challenge

Practice mindfulness when it comes to eating.

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Let me know in the comments how your first week went! I would love to connect!

Do you blog about your weight loss? Come link up on Fridays at Drops of Learning Fitness Fridays! Don’t blog head on over and find inspiration from other bloggers 🙂

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18 comments on “Healthy Fit ‘n Lean 2016 Week 2

  1. My first week was a huge success. Thanks to counting calories and cutting out soda (I was a HUGE soda drinker) and pushing water through my body, I’m down 8 pounds. This is directly tied to the lack of soda in my life so I’m looking forward to slowly losing the rest in a good, healthy way.

  2. It’s funny that you should mention craving. I decided for the new year that I was going to quit drinking except for special occasions. I used to be a daily wine drinker so this was huge for me. I weighed myself on Jan 1. Last week after no alcohol, no junk food, absolutely NO CHEATING and I had been going to the gym…I had lost not one single pound. I seriously thought about just throwing in the towel but decided to keep going. I am now on day 15 of no alcohol, no junk food (only popcorn at the movies the other night), and exercising even if it’s just moving about the house doing organization (since that too is on my list of goals this year)….this morning I got on the scale and had lost 11 pounds. It was like my body just took time to realize that I was trying to work at something here. And tonight while cooking dinner I had my first craving for wine…after 15 days…it’s the first real time that I have craved it. But I am going to find a zumba video instead. I am trying to convince my mind to replace one craving with another. Good luck to you this weekend! Weekends are hard to stick to a plan but you can do it!
    Trista

  3. I love this post, and I have to say I agree with you 100% on the gluttony thing. I have heard preaching against being a drunkard lots of times, but I’ve been in church for 5 years and have yet to hear a sermon about gluttony. Which, if you just take that one verse–it would appear that God considers them one and the same. They are named in the exact same verse, yet how come only one is considered a sin in our churches? I was just talking to my husband about this very topic recently.

    Thanks again for linking up to Fitness Friday (I think I commented that on another post when this was the one you linked up!) Hope to see you back tomorrow!

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