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weigh inThe new DietBet started today.  My second. The first was not my finest hour.  In fact, I start this new DietBet 2,4 pounds up from the most recent weigh in, which was weeks ago.  I definitely hit a harsh spot, but I am declaring to be back on track.  So in a month I have to be down 4% to win the bet.

I will be doing the Young Living Cleanse on April 3 for 5 days and also a Food Matters juice and smoothie cleanse after that.  I do so much better in community. I wonder if I need to work on that? I think I can enjoy the community, but I need to figure out how to do as well on my own?

What might be the last snow of the season is coming.  Snow makes me excited.

I have had some bouts of vertigo over the last couple days, and I don’t mind admitting to them being very scary.  I cannot tell you how many times I sang, “Greater is He that is in me than he who is in the world.” I really didn’t know how to pray.  I wanted to be willing to do what God was asking me to do.  So I sang often.

This evening it seems a bit better.  The nausea has subsided; the headache is almost gone…both a result of the vertigo, I believe.  I used some Mullein Garlic drops in my ears this morning, and I do not know if that helped at all, or if it was just the Lord. But it seems to be getting better.  And for that , I am grateful.

I put this goal before me at the end of last year, and I need to keep it there.  I truly want to partner with the Lord and achieve this goal!!  But I have to remain serious and intentional.

2018 goal

I started reading through Breaking the Food Seduction, by Neal Barnard.  I have read numerous writings of his and his work as founder and leader of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is sooooo good.

He lays out seven steps that can pull you away from the seductive nature of food if followed:

  1. Start with a Healthy Breakfast.  First of all HAVE breakfast!  Haha. Eat fiber-rich food.  Eat protein from plants.
  2. Choose foods that hold blood sugar steady.  Again, have fiber.  Eat enough. Beans. Pay attention to the glycemic index.  Meat has no fiber; waste of calories.
  3. Boost appetite-taming LEPTIN. Don’t undereat.  Multiply ideal weight by 10.  Eat that many calories.  If lots of weight loss needed, go in increments. Avoid fat. Exercise. ***I will make my first goal weight 200 lbs.  So I will eat 2000 calories a day.
  4. Break craving cycles.  Change your routine. Pay attention to things like hormone swings. Don’t eat because it is “what you eat every Christmas, or every birthday, etc.”
  5. Exercise and rest.  Start slow.  Make it fun. Sleep 8 hours. Avoid stress.
  6. Call in reinforcements.  Ask for help.  Make others aware of your dietary changes.  Never arrive to a food event hungry.  **** Wow that last point is excellent advice!!
  7. Extra motivation.   Focus on being a healthier you for those who love you. You will be stronger.  You might save money!

Some great advice here.  I have thought a lot about DON’T ARRIVE HUNGRY.  Such excellent advice.  If it is the most I get out of the entire book, I will be happy!!

 

Debi

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