Whew! just woke up from a 3 hour nap! I do not play around with my naps in the afternoon. Of course waking up at 4am and running all day chasing after patients as a student nurse can really wear you out!!! I woke up this morning and ask the Lord to please give me strength and mercy. I went to help out at church yesterday and got to spend some quality time with the boyfriend cleaning up. It was pretty cool to be able to serve God as a couple. I stayed after church and spent the night for My Father’s House got to chit chat and fellowship with a fellow sister in Christ. It was pretty awesome!
I had finish most of my information for my patient, but I was not completely done and I really did not have time to worry about how it was going to get done because God has come through so many times worrying and fretting really doesn’t do a thing. So I get up at 4am and get ready for the day and asked God for the strength because a sister was tired. Needless to say in an hour I finish my patient research in time and still had some delayed time to mess around when I got to the hospital.
I say all this to say HOW DO YOU FEEL? I am constantly asking myself this question. I remember a year ago feeling so horrible on most days when I wasn’t eating right.
One of my first videos
It took along time to get use to this new regimen of eating good things and getting more activity. I still struggle even today but each day I am getting better. A lot of it was mental, I remember purposely sabotaging my weight loss because I felt I did not deserve to be healthy. Crazy right? I had to pray to God daily for help. I was tormented guys! My boyfriend would tell me that I am losing weight and I look great and I would look at myself in the mirror and purposely try to gain weight back so I would not be skinny. (mental issues from grade school it will be another blog post) Something in my head kept saying “you don’t deserve it, and if you get lose weight you wont have control”
This is a scripture I keep in my room daily
Hebrews 12:11 “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it”
So I say all this to say one thing weight loss does not happen overnight and mental change does not change over night either!
So it brings me to the next part of this blog post
This is a picture of me from Friday night!
Hot MAMA! LOL. I thought I was too cute! I felt amazing! I felt beautiful! not because my boyfriend says so, not because I have my weave in my hair. Not because I had a cute outfit on.
It is because I found my identity in Christ and I know now that I am his daughter and I deserve what he wants. He wants me to be healthy and to take care of this body. I do that by eating vegetables and taking in my micronutrients and moving more!
My skin looks a lot better and around my eyes sparkle more!
I get a lot of compliments and I greatly appreciate the compliments but I also get a lot of why, concern of how I am eating and teaching of how I should eat. I have to be quite honest, I have been trying to lose weight forever, over this year and moving forward along this health journey I have learned a lot of things but the number one thing I have learned to listen to is my own body. I have tried a number of things from herbal life to not eating much of nothing at all those things work to lose weight but, I picked up some bad habits along the way of doing that. The only thing that has really helped me to stay consistent is listening to my body and eating the proper vegetables, fruits, protein and dibble dabbling in cheat meals every now and again. So I spend a lot of time learning about vegetables and fruits and protein and how what things nutritious our body.
The bible says,
Genesis 1:29 ” Then God said:, ” I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” 30 “And to all the beast of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food. And it was so.
I believe this to be true. So I spend a lot of time eating things that come from the earth. Every now and again I get my cheat meal session on but I am learning when I cheat I don’t cheat by eating something that is going to make me feel so bad!!!!
This past weekend I had Mellow mushroom and I had there veggie gluten pizza some wings and for dessert chocolate almond frozen yogurt from TCBY. Yummy!
I woke up the next day and I felt good! NO headache, blood sugar did not go up, and full of energy.
So I am losing the weight day by day and if it takes me to forever to get to my goal then so be it, at least along the way I am developing some really good habits.
Alright times up! Got to get back to the school work.
I see you guys Thursday for weigh-in Thursday!
Will see what the scale says this week goodness! (don’t listen to the scale it lies sometimes lol)
God loves you,