Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, March 03, 2008

Garbage In/Garbage Out

I’ve been eating healthy (I mean really healthy) getting in at least 5 servings a day of fruits and veggies, snacking on blueberries, grape tomatoes, grapefruit, cucumbers, and popcorn instead of chips, cookies, crackers, cheese, etc. Egg whites with Canadian bacon on whole wheat toast instead of McDonald’s. I gave up diet pop altogether (and that was the hardest part)

It’s been a lot of planning. I have to say it has paid off. On my day of weigh-in (after weigh in of course) I eat WHATEVER I want. I get my cravings out, I don’t count the points, I don’t have any guilt feelings about it. It really has paid off, I feel really good, and I have no guilt feelings over what I eat that’s “not good for me”.

On Friday, however, I had McDonald’s for breakfast, fish and chips for lunch, cookies, pasta, and other various not good for me foods for dinner. And I paid the price. Not because I gained weight (I only weigh once a week so I have no idea) but because I felt like crap all day. I was tired and my stomach was sick after eating the fish and chips, and I did feel a little guilty over those YUMMY cookies for dessert.

But Saturday I was back to it, drinking my water, eating what I was supposed to, and yesterday, I made a “healthy” lasagna, fruits and veggies, and a few dinners that will just need to be warmed up for the week, all healthy, all quick.

I feel better when I eat better. Sure, I am on a quest to be at a healthy weight. But it’s just that, a healthy weight. One that I feel good about myself, one that I have energy, and one that I can be proud of.

This is a lesson in life too. If you surround yourself with people who will lift you up, you will be lifted up, you will be encouraged. If you surround yourself with people who drag you down, you will live in the mud, you will be discouraged.

I’ve made some really good friends in the last couple of months, one I started serving with, but she felt moved to serve somewhere else, but I think our friendship is growing stronger, partly because we have to make an effort to love each other.

Another friend, I am getting to know a little more each time I see her, and it’s great getting to know her more and more! And in that, I am loving her more!
In my "spiritual" life it's the same. When I fill myself with the Word, when my thoughts are good, when I am positive, when I chose to see the best in people, I feel better all around!

Mark 2:17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

1 comment:

Mrs. Mac said...

Hey Margie ... Just popping in to say hi and give you a big hug to get you through the rest of the week. }}}}hug{{{{{ ... You sure find a lot to write about over here in your neighborhood ;) Me, not so much. My brain gets fried at times. Good thing God has me in the palm of His hand or I'd slip through the cracks ;( Oooh ... eatiing at McDonalds will really do you in (lol) ...