Monday, May 14, 2012

DAY 3!!

Only 57 days left!! Day 3 is a half day all of my portions are cut in half again! It was easier that then day one witch is great. I am begging to realize that easy is not exactly what this program is about.This is my second time through as most of you know, but sadly I did not understand that the whole premise of this program is to rely on Christ rather then our own strength. today's lesson was bout just that. The verse was Psalms 82:10-12  10 I am the LORD your God,
who brought you up out of Egypt.
Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

11 "But my people would not listen to me;
Israel would not submit to me.

12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts
to follow their own devices  

I think the thing that stood out to me the most this time is the Lord will provide we just have to listen and  obey Him. This is not just sometimes but all the time. We can do nothing worth while without Him. I can not succeed in this program by trying to do it on my own. I must look to Him to provide my strength to carry on. Especially when they days start to repeat and I start to get in a rhythm. 

Today for exercise I downloaded this new app for my phone called couch to 5K, to help me train for the 5K I am running in September. It was amazing, I ran for 25 min. (interval running that is). The app tells you when to walk and when to run so all you have to do is listen to music and listen to the "coach".  I loved it an am very excited to do the next session. 

Over all, I think that today was another success! The Lord is doing a good work in my heart and I can feel a difference in me endurance while exercising!



Day 2

So I am a little late with my posts, but today is my make up day! Day 2 was a liquid day meaning I can only have liquids and only light meal. I did pretty good, although I did mindlessly snack on the snacks I would serve my kids at work. I have found that is something I do often and a habit I am ready to brake. I also had school that night and was ill prepared for how hungry I was going to be and did not eat dinner before I had left for school in-turn setting me up for failure. I ended up eating some trail mix from the vending machine at one of my brakes. Other then that I did pretty well I can not beat myself up too much or I wont want to continue.

As far as exercise I ran around the playground with my kids every time we went outside, knowing I had to study before I went to school and did not have time to go to the gym.  we also had some dance parties, I love watching the kids dance and being goofy with them!!!

The study for today was very good and started to make me think a lot, it was about your souls satisfaction. The words that hit my heart the most were " We often overeat because we feel empty; we lack heart-satisfaction and we are attempting to nourish our souls by feeding our bodies."  This is something I struggle with the most. I have always used the excuse that I was bored and I was hungry , but while reading the daily message I realized the times I use that excuse the most is when I am feeling empty or down. I have never made the connection until now. The verse that stood out to me the most was  Isaiah 55:2-3: "Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live."  I want this to rain true in my life I do not want to waste my time and energy doing things that do not satisfy. Now that I am more aware that I have the potential to over eat when I am unsure of where my satisfaction comes from, I can be sure to pray that I satisfaction in Him who gives me eternal life.
Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

DAY 1!!

Today is day one of 60! I have to say I am about 50% excited to start over today. One half of me knows this is very much needed at this point in my life and is excited to see how God can change my heart. The other half of me is remembering how challenging, tiring it was the last two months and is not quite ready for this. Regardless here we go!
          Day one is a half day meaning you can eat normally but cut all portions in half.  Not to difficult right? what I have realized is that even though I cut portions in half I tend to catch myself eating double the amount of food. Although this was not a struggle today I know it is something I have to be aware of at all times. My prayer for today was that God would change my attitude toward facing this sin of mine. He was faithful to deliver! I had a great day I never once wanted to cheat. I was hungry a couple of times but nothing unbearable!
          As far as exercise I was unable to go to the gym today because of my poor time management skills, I had to catch up on my school work so I read most of the afternoon, and rested the rest of it! I did however dance with my kids at school for a good ten minutes and chased them around the play ground. It's not exactly high impact but it got me blood a flowin'!
           Overall I think today was a success! I pray that I continue to keep my attitude positive, and remember that it is not for me but for Him to glorify Him with all things. Thanks!

P.S. I have lost 3 lbs. since my last post! Praise Jesus!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Heart Behind the Change

              Hello Readers, I am new to all of this so forgive me if I Blog wrong! I have been wanting to start a Blog for sometime now. Unsure of what the content would be since I do not have ample crafting ideas and I love cooking but never write out recipes to repeat them.... I have delayed this process until now. I was reading an old friends blog the other day and was inspired to start recording my journey. I finally have something that I am passionate about and want to be able to share with many of those whom I love and for those who need to be inspired as I was inspired. The last 60 days I went through a program called The Lords Table by Setting Captives Free. It is a program designed to change the way you view food and to be set free from the sin of gluttony. I had success with it in the beginning and lost around 16 pounds. Around day 30 I kind of lost my focus on why I was doing the program in the first place. Although I did have close friends asking me how I was doing, I found that it was easy to cheat because not everyone knew what day I was on or what the challenge was for the week. Which defeats the whole purpose of the program. I was only cheating myself in the end. So I decided I am going to do the 60 days again and this time I am going to be blogging about it. My hope is that I not only get through the whole program with out cheating, but that I will have a heart change. That the things I learn more than anything is how to be a better steward of my body for God's glory and not my own gratification.

              All right so the title of this is the heart behind the change, so let me just share a little bit about where my heart is now, and how I hope God changes me. To me losing weight is not the priority of this journey, I hope it is the blessing that comes with it, but  that I can glorify Christ with the choices I make. I am one of those  that some people would say eat their feelings. When I am sad nothing comforts more then carbs and chocolate, when I am happy nothing celebrates better then a carton of ice cream and a slice of cake, when I am bored nothing fills my time better then cooking and eating. These are just some of the lies I have personal been telling myself for far to long, and have let them become normal. So much so that I did not even consider them wrong until recently. God wants us to turn to Him when we are brokenhearted , Rejoice with Him in our victories and triumphs (because they come from Him anyways), and fill our time with relationship with Him.
                So here it goes I am pushing the restart button and all of you are welcome to read all about it and comment as much as you want!! Starting May 7, 2012 is my first day back on The Lords Table and I will share with you the verses, the eating plan challenge for the day, my workout for the day, my thoughts and just all around how the day went.  I know this was a lot to read thank you for sticking with me!