Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Living Well Wednesday

This has been a difficult week stress wise! I was doing fine until yesterday with the stress eating, but one more bad decision made by the eldest child pretty much did me in! I went straight for anything that would help, that I found in the house (Jelly Beans where about the only thing I could find!!!! Not the good colors either). I have to admit I am frustrated with myself on many levels.
I have not kept up with my journaling. I find I keep leaving it either at work or home, so it is never around when I need to write in it. I think "well I'll remember what I ate". How many times have I said that to myself.

I haven't been drinking enough water.

I don't really have a set diet or idea that I am using. I have some old Weight Watchers stuff that I consult occasionally.

Steve and I have not walked this week yet.

I need to remember to not give up! I need to realize and remember it is not in my strength that I will accomplish anything! I need to continually give it to God! So that is what I am doing again! I will not be discouraged!

Deuteronomy 31:8

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."

I do have a question for you all! What are you doing to eat healthier? Are you following a set diet? Is there any advice you can give me? O.K. that's 3 questions, sorry!


Jennifer said...

Persevere Siesta! I know you can.

Miss*Suzanne said...

I love the scriptures you posted! They always help me to remember that I'm not alone in the times that I feel so alone!

To answer your question, I'm not following a diet but instead just waiting to eat when I'm actually hungry. I've got down significantly on my snacking by doing that. I realize now how often I was sticking something in my mouth when I wasn't even hungry.

I hope that helps! So I was wondering...what flavor of jellybeans do you like? :D


Anonymous said...

You may already be doing this, but I found it helps to not buy the things that tempt me. Only buy healthy choices. The whole family benefits! Also, I have a water pitcher that sits on my counter, it helps to remind me to drink it!
Btw, I laughed about the jelly beans, all we have left is white & light brown, ewww!
Praying for perseverence,

Monkey Giggles said...

I choose not to use the word DIET. I make simple changes in what I eat. It has become a lifestyle instead of a diet which I always failed at.

Diane said...

John 3:30 ~ "He must become greater; I must become less."
(Whatever you do, do to the glory of God.)

Psalm 27:14 ~ "Wait for the Lord; bew strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
(actually this whole chapter is great!)

Psalm 31:24 ~ "Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord."

Psalm 25:1 ~ "To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul; in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me."

Psalm 20:1 ~ "May the Lord answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you."

Psalm 46:1 ~ "God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble."

Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight (he will direct your paths)."

Proverbs 16:3 ~ "Commit to the Lords whatever you do, and your plans will succeed."

Also pray the following scripture: Psalm 30, Psalm 86, Psalm 88, Psalm 103, Psalm 116, Psalm 118, Psalm 121

Comments - maybe a journal that fits in your purse would work better for you. Try to bag peanuts or almonds in the right size portions, or write a list of things you can eat in a day and mark them off as you go through the day.

Cheri said...

Don't be too hard on yourself. Just pick yourself up and start fresh.

Marsha said...

Believe me, I haven't arrived! I'm a work in progress. But the one thing that stands out to me is that you don't have a plan. There's an old saying, 'People don't plan to fail, they just fail to plan!' I route about planning on my L.W. post today.
For me, eating healthier is not necessarily following a specific weight loss program, but rather choosing foods that are better for me. I'm trying to use more fresh fruits and vegetables rather than processed. I've reduced red meat and increased white meat and meatless meals. I've cut way back on sugar and use no artifical sweetners.
As Richard Simmons, the Sweatin' To the Oldies guru says, 'It's not a diet, it's a live-it!'
I hope my febble attempt has encouraged you.

Anonymous said...

You will do better this week! God will be your strength! I can't recommend my diet to you cause I hate it so you would too :o))!

Denise said...

Keep on keeping on my friend, you can do this. I am cheering you on. Go Kim Go!!

Chad and Tammy said...

I'm right there with you Kim. I have been trying to exercise, but the eating healthy part is very difficult for me. I agree with Debi's comment about not having tempting foods in the house. If it's in the cupboard, I WILL eat it!

Darlene said...

Those are great scriptures to carry with us for those stressful moments. Hope this week goes better!

Fran said...

Press on and Press in to Him!!!!

This time of year...I crave fruit!!
Right now, i'm dying for some apples and we have none!

For sweet cravings, go for the fruit....

I'm not a water drinker....very bad of me but I'm just not. I wish flavored water could come out of the sink or the fridge... :)

Press on and press in to Him!!

Darlene said...

I know how you feel! This is also a stressful week for my family. WE can't give up. We just have to dust ourselves off and start anew.
Thanks for the scripture reference. By the way..I like your page ....I have the same page.
Keep on keeping on!!!

Love Bears All Things said...

Jelley beans are not such a bad thing. I can think of much worse. Anyway, seems you have the spiritual part down, just keep on keeping on, you're on the right path.
Mama Bear

Bobbie said...

Start fresh with the next meal you have. Dont even wait until a new day comes- start now with the next meal you eat.

I use Weight Watchers and it has really worked well for me.

You sound exactly like I did last week- so frustrated. I left the Weight Watcher meeting last week and went and ate ice cream! I was so upset with myself- I thought, well I'll just have ice cream to make myself feel better.

You know the rest of this story.

it did not make me feel better. It made me feel guilty and then I still had the original frustrating feelings to deal with only now with the added guilt of ice cream!

That is the problem with emotional eatting. You are eating because you want comfort- but the things your eating is not where you will find comfot. Your looking at the wrong place for comfort (so do I).

Start a better habit- instead of jelly beans- take a walk, talk to God, take a bubble bath, study the bible!

YOU CAN DO IT!!! Keep at it and do not give up!

Melissa said...

I don't necessarily diet, but I do try to eat as healthy as possible. I eat a lot of fruit, which is good because for me, it can satisfy just about any craving for me. Like, if I want something sweet, pretty much anything works, or something crunchy, grab an apple. And I always have a water bottle around so that I can drink plenty of water. The exercising is what gets me! :)

Mel's World said...

Do NOT give up (that's what the evil one wants you to do)...that's first!

second, I agree with Hope (Monkey Giggles), I got rid of the word DIET and have decided to make better choices/changes each day.

third, forgive yourself and do better next time (next meal, snack, etc...just not next year).

fourth, I used to teach WW classes and I know all the ins and outs and guess doesn't help until you are ready to make the change and stick with it.

One Day At a Time my sister...that's it!

Shari said...

This is my very first time ever reading a Living Well Wednesdays post. I totally know what you mean about going for the jelly beans. I usually go for the chocolate chips and eat them by the handful. It never makes me feel any better. Usually, I feel like a glutenous pig with no self control. A lot of us eat for emotional reasons though. I'm reading Lose it for Life that talks all about this. I've been reading this book for over 3 months. I get to feeling guilty that I'm not doing what the book says, so I stop reading. But I should just read the book. Also, I joined in on Operation Spring Weight Off at
I'm hoping that this will give me the motivation I need - because on Monday I want to post that I lost a few pounds.