Blessed1

Start Weight:(12 Jun 14) 254.0 lb
Current Weight:(12 Jun 14) 254.0 lb
Goal Weight:199.0 lb
following: Blessed1's own diet
performance: gaining 0.3 lb a week

6/12/14 - Out with the old in with the new! Starting Over! Lost bout 70 pounds and then life came after me with a vengeance. Looks like I've put back on bout 36 lbs. However, I'm ready to do this! Now divorced, I am regaining my identity and feeling like conquering the world.

FatSecret member since: 18 Mar 09

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Blessed1's Latest Member Challenges

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  20 pounds in 11 weeks!
status: In Progress
currently: Week 11 of 11
end date: Monday 01 Sep 14
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  50lb Weight Loss Challenge for Us
status: Completed
ended: 02 May 11
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Blessed1's Cookbook

cals: 81kcal | fat: 0.55g | carbs: 16.95g | prot: 3.06g
Moist Chocolate Cake
A tasty, sugar and fat free low point chocolate treat. that bakes up moist and yummy.
cals: 238kcal | fat: 6.74g | carbs: 18.56g | prot: 25.95g
Cheesy Chicken Casserole
Quick and easy tasty low calorie casserole that's great for any dieter.
cals: 93kcal | fat: 3.12g | carbs: 13.30g | prot: 4.66g
Mixed Vegetable Soup III
A hearty low-calorie vegetable soup.
cals: 130kcal | fat: 3.87g | carbs: 24.24g | prot: 1.75g
Bran Brownies
Super moist brownies.
cals: 227kcal | fat: 9.22g | carbs: 17.62g | prot: 19.01g
Turkey Shepherd's Pie
Delicious comfort food using ground turkey, hearty vegetables and cheese.
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6 Essential Flat-Belly Foods
What is QUINOA? What does it taste like?
posted 08 Jul 2009, 21:32
Honestly
Devotion:

I think we all get to a place sometimes in our life where we have to honestly assess, "How I am doing?"

It's not really a conversation I have with a friend or family member. It's one of those middle of the night contemplations where there's no one to fool. There's no glossing over the realities staring me in the face.

I know certain things about myself need to change but it's easier to make excuses than tackle them head on. Rationalizations are so appealing:

I'm good in every other area.
I make so many sacrifices already.
I need this comfort in this season of life- I'll deal with it later.
I just can't give this up.
The Bible doesn't specifically say this is wrong.
It's not really a problem, if I really wanted to make a change, I could - I just don't want to right now.
Oh for heaven's sake, everyone has issues, so what if this is mine? And on and on.

But excuses always get me no where fast. This is especially true for me in the area of healthy eating. Even if that's not your issue, I suspect this same script of rationalization has played out in your mind over other things.

So, the cycle continues day after day, week after week, year after year.

A whole lifetime could be spent making excuses, giving in, feeling guilty, resolving to do better, mentally beating myself up for not sticking to my resolve, feeling like a failure, and then resigning that things can't change. And I don't want to spend a lifetime in this cycle.

Nothing will change until I make the choice to change. I have to want it, spiritually, physically and mentally. The battle really is in all three areas.

Spiritually: In Colossians 3 1-5 we are told to set our minds and our hearts on things above. In order to do this, we have to put to death whatever belongs to our earthly nature which sets itself up as an idol in my life.

Idolatry is trying to get my needs met outside the will of God. Bingo. Can't deny it. This described food for me at times. Again, it wasn't a huge problem where I was medically in danger. But, any idolatry, no matter how small is a problem.

Physically: According to an extensive study done by Northwestern University, calorie restriction is the key ingredient for managing weight issues. Of course, they state that exercise is also important but good nutrition is crucial. Bingo. Can't deny it. It does matter what I eat. My weight is a reflection of what I consume.

Mentally: Don't settle. Don't compromise. What happens when you cut the "com" off of the word compromise? You're left with a "promise."

We were made for more than compromise. We were made for God's promises in all areas of our life.

Honestly. I am made for more than a vicious cycle of eating, gaining, stressing - eating, gaining, stressing...

I am made to rise up, do battle with my issues, and using the Lord's strength in me, defeat them - spiritually, physically, and mentally - to the glory of God.

Dear Lord, help me be courageous enough to speak honestly to You and to myself in those areas I'm giving in to compromise. Show me how to rely on Your strength for more self-discipline in my life - not for my glory but for Yours. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

(Crosswalk)

posted 12 Jun 2009, 16:10
multivitamins
I can't hardly swallow any pills.
My doctor advised me to take the same ones as my kids (Flintstone chewables). Smile They have basically the same thing in them.
posted 09 Jun 2009, 20:45
Wii Fit
Today is my day #6 on the Wii Fit and I love it! It can be very addictive. I didn't think I would actually work up a sweat - but I did! LOL Hope you enjoy it!
posted 27 Mar 2009, 12:09
I've been Lurking about...
Good luck to you!!!
posted 27 Mar 2009, 12:03
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