Today is the first day of yet ANOTHER attempt to lose some weight (actually a TON of weight!). My husband and I eat quite a healthy diet: no refined sugars, almost no processed foods, lots of fruits and veggies, from scratch cooking, healthy desserts, but I'm still very overweight. I talk a lot about real food and healthy eating, which I DO follow for the most part, but there is still room for improvement.
I used to have a thyroid problem, but that's cleared up, so I can't use that as an excuse. I've always been an emotional eater, which I know is sin. I turn to food for comfort rather than the Lord. When I feel really anxious, I will indulge in too many carbs or even the occasional trip to a drive-through, which isn't real food at all!
My husband tries to monitor my portion control, which I have trouble with. Maybe it's a perceptual problem, but I can't seem to judge what is a normal portion. I know that measuring the food would help me. Also, I don't get much exercise, either. I'm on the home computer a lot for our business, and since the chickens and bunny are gone, I'm not outside all that often. And with my arthritis and weight, it's not easy to do a lot of walking. Groan and sigh...But once I lose even a bit of weight, the exercising will be less painful.
That's my confession. My dark secret :-(. It's shameful for me, as a Christian, to be in this shape. If you leave comments, please be gentle...I feel badly enough. I didn't need to tell you all of this, but I wanted to talk about it. Today, I feel really eager to start this new eating regimen, which will include some juicing, green smoothies, herbal teas and lots of raw veggies (salads).
I'm ready, and I need God's grace, daily, to keep me going! I need to be in shape for next year when we begin our real farm life.
This is a picture of me taken a few years ago (I was growing out my dyed hair, so it was two-toned). I still wear the same clothes, so I must still be about the same size. It's not easy to show you my picture! But I pray that this is the first day of a new beginning!