Thursday, February 24, 2011

Blah - end of week one

Well, I had one small success this week - I am teaching myself to drink enough water! Tuesday and Wednesday were actially the right amount. I did not weigh /measure myself.
Sadly though, I realized I am having a hard time giving up my sweets. I am not even to the point of the white sugar and white flour. :( Without thinking several hershey kisses disappear at a shot...sometimes, there was a fleeting thought that I just completely dismissed.
Am I not ready for this? Am I too weak to do this? I am outright in rebellion? Maybe I don't really want to change...I don't know. Feeling kind of pathetic, and knowing I set a bad example for the kids (when I let them see me eating the junk food).


CindyP said...

Oh, I don't even know how to pray for this ... I feel like I am begging.

Charlie said...

Cindy, First of all don't beat yourself up regarding the sweets. I love sweets too, and I would be lying if I told you that I don't eat sweets anymore. I do. I just don't eat as much of it as I used to. If I have a craving for it,then I go for it.

First of all really pray that God will help you to decide what to do and He will give you the strength.

Maybe where you need to start is by exercising. I know it's hard with the little ones and all, but maybe your husband will be willing to watch the kids while you have some time to yourself exercising. Walking is a great place to start. Just remember to walk with great intention, swinging hands and all. You'll see an improvement in mood. I know that nothing clears my mind better than a good walk. Not at first, but after a few times.

After you've been walking a while reevaluate your diet and see what you can change.

My heart really does go out to you, because I have been there. So baby steps is the best. You won't see a drastic difference on the scale, but you shouldn't be gaining either.

Also know that we are praying for you. I'm not just saying that I will really pray for you.


Dani Joy said...

HI Cindy! I prayed for you today, even before I read the post. I know it´s hard to get started. For me, it all started with a prayer. I barely made 15 mins of exercise a day and I was struggling with sweets.

I will keep praying. You have to ask God to fulfill your every need. When you want to go and satisfy yourself with food ie sweets, reach for your Bible. I know that´s easy to write, but definately quote scripture. maybe there is a verse that you could quote that will help you be strong. Be Strong in the Lord and the power of HIS Might.

Also, I think you need to go get your own chocolate. Sugar free or no sugar added treats, only for you. Don´t take out something without adding back in. I eat dark chocolate with no sugar added, raisins and almonds. Of course, a small amount goes a long way. I also eat yogurt Light. Ice cream, no sugar added 1 cup. I allowed myself one treat like this a day. Fruit and nuts are free. Cheeses are really good as well. I really like Philidelphia cream cheese on whole wheat bread, or whole wheat crackers. the cream cheese is a good desert cheese.

These are just some ideas to help. I know it´s hard at first. I really enjoyed getting my own little treats though. ;) I usually took them with me. still do.

big hugs
Dani JOy

Donna said...

I'm with Charlie. Don't feel guilty about having long as you are in control and know what you are eating and how much, etc... It's mindless eating that is bad. Cutting out stuff all the way is not the answer. I will pray as I exercise tonight for you that you will be able to find God to be your source of strength even in this.

CindyP said...

Thank you, Ladies! It humbles me that while I am struggling to pray regularly about anything, that you ladies would pray for about my health. I just don't know what to say. :)

Siberia said...


I want you to know that I'm praying for you. The very hardest times of my life to control what I ate were when I was pregnant. I was always ravenously hungry, and made lots of bad food choices. I found for me, if I wanted to avoid eating something, it had to be unavailable in my house. If it wasn't in the house, I wasn't going to be able to go sneak and eat it.