If you missed my announcement, go here to read it. To make a long story short, I’m participating with some other bloggers to host an online book club for Lysa Terkeurst’s Made to Crave book. I’ve known for the past year that I need to get back on track. It’s been about a year ago that I fell off the wagon and didn’t look back. Still, it took 6 months for me to start gaining the weight back, and another 6 months to get me to where I am today…having gained back all 23 pounds I lost and then some. I topped out this time at 208.4. But the number on the scale isn’t the most important thing, it’s the way I feel–physically, emotionally, spiritually…drained.
I am praying for God’s strength to get me through this, and to finally end up on the other side of this trial for good.
I’ve been walking in the mornings with a friend, although my husband is out of town for the week so that will have to be put on hold. The plan is to try and do something at home, so hopefully that will happen.
The other part of my plan is to get back on track with meal planning. I know that helps tremendously. Even if my planned meals aren’t “diet” or “super healthy” ones, they are better than convenience foods and/or fast food.
Even as I type this, I feel the war within my spirit. I desperately want to get back on track. I desperately want to eat healthy things that make me feel good. And the thought of being successful after such a long battle fills me with hope.
But even as I know these things, there is a little devil on my shoulder. Telling me that this week is going to be hard with my husband out of town. Telling me that I might as well splurge. Reminding me how good it would taste.
Lord, I pray that you will give me the strength to honor You with my body and my choices.
Lunch: Grilled chicken salad with homemade croutons.
Supper: Spaghetti with garlic bread and salad.
Lunch: Taco Salad with tortilla chips.
Supper: Quesadillas with corn & black bean salad.
Lunch: Leftover brown rice and veggies
Supper: Pork chop, fried potatoes, green beans
Supper: Grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli & cheese
Lunch: roast with carrots & potatoes, green beans
Supper: pepperoni rolls or homemade pizza made from my Calzone dough, with salad.