Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Eat to Live: Day 8

Energy: GoodMood: Optimistic

Health: Good
Hunger: OK
Craving: Still having trouble not eating after dinner.
Current weight: 171.8 lbs.- Total Lost - 5.0 lbs

So I have not been very strict with myself. I think it's important to have some balance. I will move forward no matter what "slip up" occurs. I will not be legalistic about this. I am making life changes. I am taking it one step at a time.
 I ate one of the kids chicken nuggets the other day. I had a few choc chips last night after dinner...I have been drinking coffee with sugar EVERY morning. However, I have eaten more veggies and fruit than I have in a LONG time. And I haven't had any Soda (well, I did have a sip of Ella's with that chicken nugget on Sunday). I have been a Soda addict drinking at least one a day for months now.

The biggest change has been in my thinking. I am making it my goal to eat nutrient dense foods. To make the calories I eat to be full of nutrients. It makes the most sense for my body. I really do want to eat the right foods to help my body to do it's job. I am learning about myself. Learning that food doesn't have to be my reward or treat for "making through my day". Food is not my comfort. Turning to prayer to meet my emotional needs instead of food. Wow. Why are things we know in our minds are so hard to put into practice?

I am most afraid to fail. To go back to frivolous eating, to gain every pound back. Praying that God gives me strength to make the right choices for this body that he gave me and the right choices for my spirit.


The Mack Pack said...

You are doing so great, Melissa! Keep up the good work!

Judith and Lance said...

Melissa -- I can so relate to your feelings about food. I think you would enjoy the book I mentioned in my comment, although I can't say for certain since I haven't even opened it yet. This week I'm fasting sugar and each time I want to pick up something sweet I pray for two very real needs in my life -- boy, have I ever been praying a lot and I feel like I haven't even craved the sweets that much. Ever since Lyla I"ve struggled with that last "10" for 3 years, losing it, putting it back on, losing it. So frustrating. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who has these same thoughts about food and rewarding myself. Way to go on the 5 lb loss - keep it up!

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