This morning when I opened my eyes, I had a scripture on my heart:
And when I picked up my Made to Crave Devotional for my daily dose of Godly encouragement, today's passage was right on point!
"God made us to crave so we would desire more of Him....But Satan wants to do everything possible to replace our craving for God with something else."
See, I went to bed last night pretty determined. I have really faced the fact that in my weight loss journey, I am my own worst enemy. Deep down, there is a part of me that does not believe I will ever make it. And that part of me destroys me every time. But today, after reading this, and realizing that I am playing right into the devil's hands when I do this, I decided to claim victory. I can do this and I will do this.
The 30-day challenge I have made for myself is more about proving to MYSELF that I can do this! Consistently. Making good habits. Making this a LIFESTYLE.
I will do it. I will make the choice.
Today was a good day. I stuck to my eating plan (with the exception of switching out a Slim-Fast snack bar for some popcorn). I am still working on water, but so far I have downed over 100 oz. I have taken my supplements, and ended the day at 1806 calories! My fat, carbs, and protein are also close to the targets I have set. And I also went to the gym for 30 minutes on the elliptical.
And do you know what? It was effortless. I felt like I have been doing this for a while. It was comfortable.
I am claiming success!
Today almost seems like I have too much time on my hands. Now that wrestling season is over, I no longer have matches to go to, nor do I have to stop what I am doing to get Keven from practice. I have basically been home since about 4:30 and it's great! I packed my food for tomorrow, cleaned up my room, already took my shower, and even ironed everyone's clothes for tomorrow!
It's amazing how a change in mindset can totally rock your world.
I am actually going to go watch tv before I go to bed. I never watch tv so I don't even know what to watch, lol!