It’s been hard. Satan knows out weaknesses. Every one of them. He personalizes temptations purposefully for each one of us. However, I keep praying and truckin’ along…as we should. I haven’t lost enough pounds that are worthy of writing about but my clothes are feeling a bit looser and I have made some changes that have provided me with added energy. I used to keep a food journal and that is something I intend to start again today. Writing about the journey definitely helps. We start today in the 100s…196.2 to be exact. The final destination is the low 160s.
Being that many foods are particularly gross to me (mainly animal based foods) I am able to eliminate a lot of unhealthy foods from my diet right off the bat. Also, I don’t drink soda and I don’t like candy. I’m very particular about what the food I am eating is made of. If you’ve read ‘Please Pass the Petroleum- Part 1 and Part 2’ on my blog then you know exactly what I mean. So, my temptations come in the form of brown rice, whole grain bread, whole wheat pasta…all those carbs that aren’t ‘white’. I can also put away an entire pineapple in a day.
I have a gym membership but haven’t been lately. I have, however stayed busy with activities such as yard work. Today, while out running my errands, I’ll be stopping by the gym to get a schedule of the classes offered and pick a class to start attending regularly. Knowing I have to be there at a certain time will help motivate me to get there.
As you may know, I’m not a fan of keto. I’m especially not a fan if the particular keto diet being followed includes bacon and processed meats and is heavy on cheese. What I am doing is a calorie deficit. I’m simply (trying) to eat less calories than I burn so that my body turns to the fat for energy, and I’m also not pushing cholesterol-laden food into my system. With that being said, I’m a fan of protein. We gotta have it! That is why I wanted to share this recipe with you today. It has a sufficient amount of protein, in my opinion, to kick-start your day! Click on the link to download the recipe (with photos)!
I end with this verse, which I had written down on an index card and carried in my purse for ages…until it was tattered. I love it. It’s the perfect verse to post on the cabinet, fridge, or mirror! ♥
1 Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”
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