Once again, I am sitting at my laptop writing about eating. One of my favorite subjects I might add. I have began to write about eating last year and school kind of took over my time and I failed to continue. My weight gain also took over.
The more that I pray about this and continue to struggle with my body, eating and habits I am humbled. Recently I was reminded that, often times God gives you thorns in your flesh to keep you humble and to keep you continually on your knees seeking Him.
And that I am doing. I know what God's word says about my body (his temple) about moderation and addiction. I was talking to a woman a few months ago and she said something that hit home. She said, "I was addicted to food". With my past addiction problems that I have been delivered from, I never once thought that my eating habits could be an addiction. Then as I was in line at Taco Bell, I realized how much I love food.
After coming back from vacation I have had a sudden urge to be healthy. Once again I have began the "eating right" journey. As I am older I have realized that I am an emotional eater and when I am sad, I tend to have a hand to mouth assembly line form with anything that has salt. I have cleaned out my refrigerator and stocked up with "good to eat" food. Finals are coming and I have to be prepared for the "S" word, STRESS. The "D" word (diet) is not in my vocabulary.
I have lost 9 pounds, my weigh in is tomorrow and I will bring this blog up to speed. Weaknesses I see, are late night "yummy hungers" (that's what I call them). I have replaced them with carrots or fat free popcorn, however last night I indulged with strawberries and cream cheese. I just had to do it. I don't think that God intended for us to not eat sugar, but I would have changed when I ate it. I felt like I was committing a sin eating strawberries and cream cheese at 11:30 last night while I was typing away at my keyboard.
Mental note: (Work on NOT being a procrastinator when it comes to writing research papers)
I have watched three seasons of Biggest Loser and I have been inspired to begin my work out sessions. While my schedule does limit my time right now with exercising, I have fit it in to my work schedule. I sweat! Goal # 1 Even though its nasty, I feel like when I sweat I have accomplished a mighty task! Goal #2 Take the stairs at the parking garage and not the elevator. I find it is very easy to go walk down stairs and dreadful to walk up (if you haven't noticed, just a reminded ha!)
I am beginning to write this blog once again, just write down my experiences, struggles with weight loss, victories and my journey as a single (30ish) woman on her journey through life. Also, so I can laugh at myself when I read past entries.