Friday, March 24, 2006 

An Apple a Day!

I am a bird brain!

Ok, I admit to being a stress eater. When I'm overly stressed nothing is safe around my house. Lately the stess factor has been right off the scale and so is my weight. I gained the same stupid 4 pounds that I've lost about three times now.

The question remains.......What am I going to do about it?

Answer: New Approach to an old problem.

This morning was the usual routine except I decided to drive in later. Let's hear it for an "Aha Moment!" While racing around trying to get ready I realized that once again I would be leaving the kitchen in a mess . I don't like to have to come home and clean before I can even start the evening meal.

So I stopped and cleaned it. Put away the dishes in the dish washer, put the dirty ones in the dish washer. Wiped off all counters, took the trash outside and cleaned out the sink.

Ahh.....instant contentment!

I looked at my weekly Bible Study sitting on my desk. It is a 5 day study and I usually put it off till the morning of the study and try to cram 5 days preparation into a few hours. I had already been alerted that the work situation was tense and the idea of walking into a passive aggressive atmosphere was almost too much to take it.

So I stopped and did the study for today. The first question directed me to Romans 15:13
"May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Whoa, the God of Hope! The rest of the study spoke to my spirit so the day was actually off to a good start.

I've started a new approach to dieting with the 3-Apple -A-Day Plan.

For breakfast I had an apple before breakfast.
I had 80 calorie light yogart (key lime)
1/2 cup Life cereal
coffee with creamer

I stopped by my neighbor Beckie's house and we prayed about the day and she actually went with me to work. I was amazed how much we got done in a short time. I feel pretty good about the group coming in tomorrow.

I shared my lunch with Beckie since she didn't bring one. I appreciated the help so much I didn't mind at all.

1 apple before lunch
1/2 turkey and cheese sandwich on oatnut bread
1 sugar free chocolate pudding
1 granola bar

This afternoon I moved boxes around, walked 7700 steps, did a two mile walk, and rode the execise bike for 15 minutes.

1 apple before dinner
1/4 cup of brown rice
2 cups stir fry vegetables with noodles (200 calories)
3 oz stir fried shrimp
1 Tb canola oil

It's now 7:30 and I'm finished eating for the rest of the night.

Pretty good plan so far!

Sunday is when I start eatwelllivewell, you are inspiring me. 7700 steps!

WOW!! Thanks for sharing that scripture with us. I like your apple thing- I'll have to do that. I've also started eating more yogurt- I do love it, perfect "snack." :) I need to start wearing my pedometer again.

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