Friday, February 20, 2009
2 tbsp Sugar free French vanilla liquid 1
1 cup(s) cooked oatmeal 2
1 medium apple(s) 1
3 oz cooked chicken fillet 2.5
1 medium banana(s) 1.5
1 serving(s) Cheese Slice fat free 1
1/2 cup(s) Red Beans 1
2 tbsp salsa 0
1 cup(s) mixed greens 0
1 cup(s) cooked brussels sprouts 0
1 cup(s) cooked cauliflower 0
2/3 cup(s) Red Beans 1.5
4 oz cooked chicken fillet 3.5
1 tbsp 37% Light Spread Margarine 1
2 tbsp fat-free sour cream 0.5
3/4 serving(s) Popcorn Plain 5 cups 1.5
1 serving(s) Yoplait Light Yogurt 2
Food POINTS values total used 20
Food POINTS values remaining 4
Saturday morning is my morning for weighing in. I do this at my Mom's house because I dont (won't) own a scale. I don't like what it does to my head and I'm not completely sure that I'll keep weighing in weekly once I'm sure I'm on the right track. So anyway, as I was on my way to my Mom's house this morning I was trying to talk myself out of being disappointed if I didn't like what the scale had to say. I was thinking that maybe last week's loss was a fluke or that one of the little rubber feet thingies on the bottom of the scale may have fallen off and showed a loss for last week that didn't really happen. Actually, truth be told, I woke up in the middle of the night a couple of times during the week CONVINCED that this was what happened. Those little rubber feet thingies come off and then it can't possibly give an accurate weight. So, I was trying to prepare myself to deal with it if last week has been a mistake or a fluke or whatever. Is it becoming clear why I don't have a scale in my house?...LOL. I arrived at my Mom's house and went into the room with the scale. I flip the thing over and check the little feet thingies...all intact...whew! I tap it and watch while all the numbers zero out and take a breath and step on the scale...AND I AM DOWN 3 POUNDS FROM LAST WEEK!! I have now lost 13.5 pounds since January. I am shocked and relieved and happy!
I really haven't felt deprived. I haven't spent hours obsessing over my food. I've simply eaten within the points target suggested for me. How simple is that!?
And of course, I have prayed. I have prayed that God would teach me to be satisfied in Him and not go looking to stuff my face with food to quench some unquenchable longing inside me. And what Father, when his child asks for a fish, would give her a serpent or a scorpion? God is faithful and He will teach me that He is all I need. I have a long way to go but today I am encouraged.