Well, I want to do a quick little update. I was super excited and motivated when I posted last week. The honeymoon is over. ;-)
Eating right and avoiding sugar is not easy! Temptations are everywhere. I had some girlfriends in from out of town and we indulged in some special treats together. Then while grocery shopping yesterday I had to stop myself from buying chips and treats at every turn. I had to take a tip from Lysa Terkeurst's book Made to Crave. I kept repeating to myself: "I am made for more than this."
It is so true. I AM made for more than that. God wants to be what fills me up. He doesn't want me turning to food for every joy and every trial. I should seek Him for comfort when I am hurting, not seeking solace in ice cream.
But despite some obvious challenges this week I would like to say that I was able to make it to the gym a couple of times. Most recently I went with a gal pal and it was way more fun to workout with a buddy! Also I have been working on finding creative alternatives for some of my old junky foods. When I am really dying for something sweet I will have a small cup of sugar free pudding or a handful of almonds and a few choc chips - instead of a bowl of ice cream like I would have a couple weeks ago.
When I weighed in today I had lost 2lbs from last week. 2 down and 38 to go. ;-)
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. ~ 2 Corinthians 7:1