Post by nightingale on May 24, 2006 14:14:56 GMT -5
Hello again...Darlene suggested I make a new thread with this topic...so here it is...If anyone else would like to post there struggles or victories here concerning eating habits, please do, it would encourage the rest of us...Sis Debbie P.S. Thank you Brother George, I will look in to that...
Dear Brothers and Sisters...I have decided to use this site/post to journal my journey to a better way of eating...I hope you all don't mind...I would greatly rejoice over any prayers or words of encouragement as I go along....As you all know I am a 44 year old nursing student and I am overweight...I have been on a diet off and on for my whole life...but never once for the glory of our Lord...so yesterday I decided the only way to have victory in this area is to turn if over to the Lord, and anything I ate had to be for his glory...I am trying to eat healthy fresh foods...yesterday was my first day of accomplishing this task...praise HIS holy name...I would also like to add that I gave up drinking caffeine a few months ago, I had victory in that area, all to our Lord's glory...but unfortunately I switched from diet coke with caffeine to diet coke caffeine free another addiction so I turned that also over to the Lord and this is my second day with no Pop/Soda...I drank juice and lots of water...I am so excited because I am eating to glorify Jesus instead of eating to be eating...I know I can do it if I am doing it for HIM, I just want to keep you all updated on my journey, It is therapy for me to write to you all also...Love ya all...Sis Debbie
Post by benshelpmeet on May 24, 2006 16:07:51 GMT -5
My prayers are with you. This is exciting. It will cause us all to think about the things we eat, how much we eat, and is it healthy food or not. I'm going to enjoy this topic alot.
I'm going to look in my healthy eating books and read up. Those Hawian Wraps sure sounded good.
Exersize is so important. Walking is a good start for anyone. Me and my daughter is going to start walking when her sprained ancle heals. She twisted it last Saturday while stepping down out of our tack room in our barn at the property. Poor girl. It's getting better but stil hurts a little.
Post by nightingale on May 26, 2006 2:24:16 GMT -5
Hello all...Today was a good day...It is my 3rd day of no Pop...Praise the Lord...I went to lunch today with a friend...she graduated this May and is moving to Boise, Idaho...she wanted me so bad to let her take me to lunch, I agreed, but was a little scared about over eating...but I prayed and had a lovely time and had a nice lunch...I ended up eating only a tuna fish sandwich for dinner , but that is ok...I am doing fine...I am doing this for the glory of Jesus..He is with me ;D...If any of you feel this is not a subject for this board, please let me know...like I said before, this is kinda my jounal and good therapy to be able to share with those who actual care if I am successful or not...but I will understand if I need to post more important subjects...Well I will chat tomorrow on this subject if no one objects...Thanks...Love ya all...Sis Debbie
Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing to him, and say, "Lord Jesus, you are my righteousness, I am your sin. You have taken upon yourself what is mine and given me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that I might become what I was not." --Martin Luther
Post by nightingale on May 27, 2006 0:03:37 GMT -5
Hello again...Well today was good...I would like to start walking, but it has been rainning so much and I don't want to take my Zoe (5 years old) out and get her soaked, I am having a awlful time keeping her well...She has had bronchitis twice this winter and now she is congested with allergys, so the doctor says...but anyway, God has given me the strength to stay the path...I have lost 3 1/2 pounds so far, I know it is just water weight, but it still feels good...well I hope you all are doing good...Please jump in if you want...Love ya all.......Sis Debbie
Post by nightingale on May 28, 2006 11:21:21 GMT -5
Its me again...I have lost 5lbs...Praise the Lord...and I have not had one pop/soda since I started...except for the one I had in my dreams last night for some reason it didn't taste as good I need now to start walking, I love to walk, we have a beautiful walking path along the river, but I just procrastinate too much, there is always one more load of laundry to do or one more cabinet to clean out I guess I need to make it a priority...well I must be getting busy...I am on my way to Church soon...Have a wonderful day...Sis Debbie
Post by nightingale on May 30, 2006 1:36:04 GMT -5
Hello...Just a little update...still holding with a loss of 5 lbs....not a lot, but I feel the Lord's leading in my choices of foods and I am starting to feel better physically...Keeping the faith and never looking back...Sis Debbie
Post by nightingale on May 31, 2006 1:11:03 GMT -5
Hi all...Update...Still holding but I did go walking today ;D I also got a wonderful surprise in the mail today from a very dear sweet sister...She sent me a book called, "I Must Decrease" by Jancie Thompson...She shares her love of God, her weight loss advice, and has a sense of humor...I love it...She lost 110lbs in 13 mos. by trusting the Lord and eating healthier...I have to share a funny she puts in each day...Today's was "I'm in shape. Round is a shape, isn't it?"
I laughed in spite of myself...Have a great day...Praise the Lord I'am still on the straight narrow ;D Sis Debbie
Hello again...Well I finally broke loose from my plateu...Praise the Lord...I have lost 7 lbs...Everytime I think about eating something that is not on my daily menu I pray that God will give me the strength to overcome...I also keep telling HIM I am doing it for HIM I could not do it for myself or even my health, I could not do it for my children, whom I love dearly...but it is different this time...I am doing it for my Lord, and I am going to succeed...Continue to pray...Love sis Debbie
Post by nightingale on Jun 2, 2006 12:46:37 GMT -5
Today I showed a loss of 8 lbs...And I don't feel like I am starving ;D ...I am so glad I found the secret to weight loss and healthy eating: "JESUS" Praise HIS holy name...
Dear Darlene...I am rejoicing with you on your success in eating on a schedule...I know how hard it must be for you...don't think of it as a diet, think of it as a better way to eat to improve your health and life I am starting "DAY 4" in our book...I really like it, you know me I like to eat and I can relate, and yes send me the recipes, I am always trying to find ways to cut my fat, everything I eat is either low fat or no fat, now if I could get me to look like what I eat now ;D I will keep you updated as I travel down this road...Love ya...Sis Debbie
Post by nightingale on Jun 7, 2006 11:57:02 GMT -5
Hello...2 weeks and a day and I have lost 10-1/2 lbs All to the glory of our LORD! I am not only losing weight but I am learning to eat healthy, instead of grabbing a candy bar when I am shopping for a quick snack, I look for a yummy looking slice of fruit or I get a frozen fruit yogurt treat I still haven't started a exercise regimen yet, but I will And another blessing the Lord has given me is the victory over pop...I haven't had one for two weeks, strictly water and juice...This is a great victory for me, I was spending close to $200 a month on my addiction...now I have more money for healthy eating....Until next post...May our Lord bless you all...Love Sis Debbie