Well, I am happy to say that I made it through a potluck gathering on the 4th and still stuck to my plan. Part of my dedication comes from the simple concept of keeping a written (in a notebook) log. This so far keeps me on track. When you fight an addiction to a bad habit (for me a sweet tooth and snack tooth) it helps to have to face it. Of course, also logging the calorie count makes me have to face the consequence of indulging.
Here is another key for me. I still make sure to have my proteins, fruits, veggies, and healthy grains. There was a time where if I indulged in a large number of calories of cookies, for instance, that I would let those numerous calories be my total intake for the day. Yeh—ThAT was a healthy approach! As I said, this time it is my mind and heart that are changing. To honor God, I must honor His creation. I am one of His creations, so I must do honorable things for my body. It is one of my gifts back to Him. And so, today I am at day number 10.
I know there are underlying reasons for how I began to hide behind the weight. I am getting at those reasons through reflection and prayer. I know that addressing those things will be part of my healing~and I have already begun that part too. You see, authenticity is necessary to the core of my being. I know that the part of me that has not yet healed will heal, because I am working on that “infection” for lack of a better term!!
I know to the core of my being that I will continue to dedicate this effort to He who loves me. I am grateful for your encouragement~and I will post later today about other things in life besides this!!