Saturday, March 08, 2014
Day 3 went pretty well. I met all of my goals for the day. I realized that I am unforgiving when I don't follow my diet 100% . I'm striving to be perfect and execute the diet as written everyday and that's just not realistic. I'm stressing myself out about it. I need to allow room for error. This weekend I'm going to rethink my diet/eating plan because what I'm currently doing isn't working. I actually like the plan, but I can't seem to get it and keep it together. Maybe it is time for me to switch things up. Do I even have to follow a particular "diet"??? I've lost weight before without doing so and I was less stressed out about it. I may just have to go back to that. I was down to 213lbs.... That was my lowest weight since moving to AL 4 years ago. Sorry for the ramble...I'm just trying to sort and figure it all out. Maybe I'm just over thinking it all. I actually lost 10.2lbs last month and I really wasn't following my "diet"....nor was I this stressed out anout it.
Moving on to day 4....
Some have asked about my Dieter's Prayer. I actually have 2.
Teach Me Self Control...
Your Word teaches that when we truly experience Your
saving grace, we find the power to say no to wasteful
passions and to live self-controlled and productive lives.
But how much I need Your help to overcome my laziness
and self-deception. Teach me and change me, Lord. I
want to become more self-controlled. Today it seems
that self-indulgence is the drug of choice on every corner.
But I don't want my appetites to dominate my life!
You promise to live powerfully through me so that I might
love You and serve others. Now show me how to build the walls of self-control and restraint around my life. I relinquish my rebellious will, which robs me of the self-control You want me to choose.
Thank You for helping me today.
Help me stick to this diet/journey/lifestyle change
no matter how much I'm tempted to cheat. Grant me the strength to refuse second helpings, the patience to count calories/points/ounces, etc, and the courage to step on the scales. May the refrigerator contain nothing fattening in the middle of the night when my will is weak and my hunger is strong. And lead me not into the temptation of chocolate. Bless me with good health and a healthy outlook to take this diet one day at a time. I ask your help in all these things so I can become the person I know you want me to be.
Have a Sparking Saturday!