Yeah, I heard of a few goofy comments about not honoring the Lord on Easter… I told you already what I think about that. See my recent post if you missed it.
I also realized that those Easter jeans of mine were tighter than usual. What I wear to church on Sunday is not at all about honoring my Lord. BUT what I put into this temple that he blessed me with… that’s another story. How I’ve been mistreating my body is getting awful close to dishonoring the Lord. Gulp – that’s uncomfortable, isn’t it?
So I began to immerse myself in education about the body and food. I’ve watched two documentaries now (Food, Inc. and Forks Over Knives) and I recommend them both. My 7 and 10 year olds watched Forks Over Knives with me. That night when I tucked them into bed, they both said to me (separately) that they believed we needed to change out diet to include more plant based foods. I began to read The Daniel Plan and have once again begun to log my daily food intake and exercise on http://www.myfitnesspal.com regularly.
I’m discovering some new yummy tricks:
This is spinach salad. That’s right, I said SALAD! It’s lots of spinach, a few frozen strawberries, a frozen kiwi, frozen blackberries, 1/2 a frozen peach and apple juice. The kids ate it like it was sherbert! I call it “Spinach Salad Ice Cream” 🙂
This is nothing but frozen bananas. Nothing added – just froze bananas when they were ripe (peeled and cut into 3-4 pieces each). Put them in the blender as we were getting ready to eat lunch to let them defrost a bit. When we were done with lunch, I turned on the blender and this is what we got! Frozen bananas the consistency of soft serve ice cream!
I have a long way to go. I weighed in at 207 pounds last Monday. Yes, you just read that. I told you my actual weight. I’m not proud, it makes me sick to share it, actually. But if I’m open and honest, it helps hold me accountable and maybe will help someone else. I weighed in today at 202.2. I’ve lost 4.8 pounds this week. That’s a start. My goal weight is 145. I did it once before. I got derailed by 6 months and 5 rounds of steroids (that was my initial excuse) and stayed off course for 2 years. I’m back on the wagon, again. Here we go! Prayers appreciated. Encouragement essential. Friends needed.
By the way…. I’m doing this without surgery, pills, drink mixes, powders, milkshakes, etc. I’m not bashing anybody who does! My goal is to show that anyone can do this with the Lord’s help. You can join myfitnesspal and see what I eat every single day and how much exercise I’m doing. I’m also doing devotions every morning. If I can do this, anyone can do this.