Friday, August 12, 2011

Healthy Eating

In the past, healthy eating has been a chore. Lately, I've learned to count calories and log everything. And it works! I have two amazing apps that help me: Cardio Trainer and MyFitnessPal.

But, the best tool isn't so much self-control. It is planning ahead! If you plan ahead what you are going to eat, the sugar bug won't be as tempting, because you have already decided what to eat. Make the decisions based on what you have consumed for the day. No more sudden decisions to run out for ice cream (unless your sitting there after you've planned and logged everything and realize you have a few hundred calories to spare).

Eating healthy really isn't as hard as we make it. Today for lunch, I am eating 320 calories and my plate is full. I am having two WASA crackers (45 cal ea.), 6 slices of ham (50 cal)and two servings of Sharp cheddar cheese (180 cal).

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Food or Holy Spirit

Right now when people look at me and I hear their thoughts:
I know you have been walking a lot and I want to tell you that you look like you are losing weight, but I don't see it yet. So, I'm just going to keep smiling and staring.

And this makes me smile. I know that I am setting myself up for success. My goal is to lose one pound per week. It will take a long time to get to my goal and I'm ok with that. I am on a journey to depend on God as the fulfillment of my hunger. I have a conviction that I have satisfied the cries of my heart by feeding my stomach. I have depended on food to satisfy instead of leaning on the Holy Spirit.