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Day 197/Chomping at the bit

Thursday, July 16, 2015

emoticon I am chomping at the bit to get back to working out! I'm seeing all these reminders that I need/want to lose weight, which helps me to remember to eat better but also makes me want to work out, but I can't till the doc says it's okay. I'll start out with really light exercise... don't have much of an option but to do so, I'm sadly that out of shape. But again, must get the doctor's okay to do so. It's been one week and two days. Hopefully all is going well with my healing.

emoticon I LOVE my spiral veggie cutter! Turning squash and zucchini into noodles was a GREAT idea! Makes me think of eating them in a whole new light! Like I knew that zucchini and spaghetti sauce go great together, but I've not thought of putting them together at all. Yesterday, zoodles and spaghetti sauce, was fantastic! Talk about cutting back on calories, Oh my! Regular noodles would have been through the roof on calories and not to mention the pasta coma afterwards. Plus I love to cover my noodles in cheese normally, but with zoodles I didn't want any cheese.

emoticon Been playing with the meal tracker, trying to stay under my calorie goals so I can still lose some weight. I did really good yesterday, even though I splurged at the end of the day and had tuna salad sandwich. I like planning out my day so I know that I'm staying where I should with calories. It takes time to plan it all out, and quite a few reminder on my part that I need to stick to it, but overall it is worth it! The problem I usually have is dinner. emoticon DH usually cooks dinner and it is usually a calorie dense meal. With options like zoodles and such, I can make it a lighter version of what he makes now. I won't be able to change things like when he makes stir fry (though now we use medium grain brown rice, which is much better for you). And I bought some lean cuisine's for in case he makes something I just can't eat. Right now I'm doing the cooking, so it's all light fare emoticon

For so long I've looked back at how my Mom and sister tried to lose weight and failed and thought it impossible to lose weight. Even though I worked in a Health And Wellness Center and saw it happen all of the time, I thought it impossible for ME. But now I see that it is possible for me. I CAN do this. I WILL do this. The only thing in my way is ME. Time for me to step out of the way and let all that stuff I learned working at the HAWC kick in and take over. I know how to get in shape and lose weight. It used to be my JOB to help people lose weight and get in shape. I know this. I can do this.

emoticon As I was reading in Made To Crave, I don't lack the 'how to', it's the 'want to' - "really wanting to make changes and deciding that the results of those changes are worth the sacrifice." (-Lysa Terkeurst) I want it, until that sweet or salty craving kicks in. I planned on having a shake for breakfast. But there is tuna salad in the fridge calling my name, that salty craving. Now tuna can be healthy eating, but I allotted for the calories in the shake, which are few, and the fruits that are in the shake are already on my counter. But that salty goodness is singing my name and now I can't even think about my sweet shake. Here is where I have to stop and remember to pray... and then have my shake anyway. I have the 'how to', now to have the 'want to'.
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    I would love to try the "zoodles" ! It would be even better if I could get my meat and potatoes husband to like a few more things!

    It really is about what we want and sometimes we think we want the bad stuff more than the good. A battle continues to happen!
    1687 days ago
    I just finished Lysa's book Unglued, and I was thinking about reading Made to Crave. I also follow Proverbs 31 ministries on Facebook----good positive reminders without being to judgmental. I'll have to try me some Zoodles. I definitely have a weakness for pasta.
    1687 days ago
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