I still have a long long long...long way to go BUT I'm moving in the right direction which is DOWN. Are you with me? Can I hear an AMEN and see a show of hands for how many are traveling down the road with me here? WOOT WOOT! Ok...party on pause for a second to share a few links with you to things that help me out a lot.
First off, the Weight Watcher's website is so very helpful! Shout out to Weight Watchers. They have hundreds of recipes, low point snack/meal/drink ideas, message boards of all kinds so you can talk to other people on the plan, scientists you can ask questions, restaurant guides to help you when you eat out and much much more. (No, I don't work for Weight Watchers and I'm not getting paid for this..I WISH!) That's all on top of being able to track everything you eat, your weight and your activity and they figure everything out for you from there. I really enjoy using that site and tracking all my food/drink every day is definitely helping me out. So go to www.weightwatchers.com and check it out! They have a plan where you do it all online and don't actually go to meetings. I need to go and have someone say "look me in the eye when I'm weighing you!". Ok, they don't actually ever say that or anything close to it (they keep your weigh in very low key and between you and the scale) but standing on that scale knowing I have to face me and that lady with the weight helps...me anyway.
Another one I just learned about today from my loving Hubby. He heard on the radio a program called Made To Crave. It's actually a book written by Linda TerKuerst (thank the LORD I'm typing this and not trying to pronounce her name!). She is a Christian woman who lost a good deal of weight herself years ago. It's not a diet, it's a book to do along with whatever eating plan you are on that helps you get your focus on the Lord and off of food and much more. They have a segment on 94.1 KLove (if you live in the Triad area), I'm not sure what time though. You can go to http://www.klove.com/blog/ to check the times etc. OR you can go straight to http://www.madetocrave.org/ which is her website and has a bunch of resources, videos etc. Mandisa followed her book and speaks very highly of it.
The more we can get it through our fat (he he) heads that we are using and abusing food for things it was never meant for I really believe the easier this thing will be to beat. Food is not fun or comfort or the cure for anger/depression/sadness/grief or anything else. Food is meant to nourish our physical bodies so we can stay alive and be healthy. Jesus is fun and comfort and the cure for all of the above and anything else you can think of or can't even imagine! You don't believe in God? Do you consider yourself an intelligent human being? Do you like to make informed decisions about things instead of just blindly taking someone's word for it? Then if God is real and who He says he is you have A LOT of motivation to find that out. Do some research, read the Bible and find out for yourself. Ask Him to reveal Himself to you "if" He's real. He will most definitely answer that! If He's not real you've lost nothing in the process of finding that out for yourself. If He is real...you've gained EVERYTHING including but not limited to Heaven when it's time. It's worth it.
Please leave me a comment and let me know why you are here. Are you also on an eating plan and losing weight? Are you here to encourage me and the others like me? Are you here out of curiosity? Whatever the reason is, thank you for being here! I really appreciate all of you.
Love and Less of Me,