Trust in The Lord
The Scripture trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.
I take this as a promise. If I simply pray and ask Him about my eating He will guide and direct me.
I have heard twice lately about cutting portions in half. My portions have been getting larger. Maybe that is for me. Also I heard on a secular TV show to keep a basket with things you like to do. When tempted to eat when not hungry to go to things to do from the basket. I think that is a good idea. My Bible, a good book, some sewing.
I like that idea - keeping a basket of things to do...
Often times I eat to avoid doing things I don't want to do or think are hard...maybe a break would be good in the midst of that...although maybe it would be another avoidance behavior too...sigh...
I feel closer to the Lord today and am hearing from Him better. I want to keep this. It is great.
Today Breakfast 1-5 toast with PB and jelly, a few almonds, a piece of chocolate, and a some almonds.
Lunch a bowl of oatmeal with brown sugar 1-5
I had a couple of teeth filled at the dentist. I am thinking maybe this candy after every meal is not a whole body pleaser.
I really enjoyed Joe's e mail, especially the part about heart changes.
The thought came to me today that I am using the candy at the end of the meal for a feeling. For the next 21 days I want to get on my knees and pray and stop going to things outside of myself for a feeling. God is enough for me.
I have heard that habits can be changed in 21 days.
The Lord led my to Galatians last night. Live according to the Spirit and not the flesh. Help me Lord. I can't do this without you.
Last night I ate beyond a 5 by having 2 pieces of fish. Oh how my stomach hurt! I belched and was miserable. A good lesson! I do not want to do that again!
He who began a good work in us is able to complete it.
I am focusing more on Him and less on me and my performance.
So far am able to watch 8 keys pretty well today.
We went out for ice cream last night. I was hungry, ordered a small dish of soft serve and ate only half. Half portions may be good for now.
How important is this candy anyway? As those who read my posts know I like a piece of chocolate after every meal. I had 2 fillings in my teeth a few days ago. My husband is diabetic and does not have much willpower so gets into the candy. His blood sugar was too high this morning. I will pray for wisdom, but it seems to me that I need to treat candy like any other food and just eat it when I am really hungry for it. I used to smoke and am treating the candy like a cigarette. It has become a have to after meals. Help me, Jesus!
I weighed today and have released 0.4 more pounds. This month 1.4 pounds. God helped me release weight in 2003 and 2004 and am still within normal bmi but pounds were slowly creeping back. I am in prayer and the Word more, attempting to follow 8 keys and mostly the leading of the Lord.
I have the 8 keys laminated and sitting on a shelf in the dining area so I can either look over at them to remind me before I eat or even read through them and pray over them before I eat.
If I am off track it would help if I would review them before and after the meal and pray for wisdom.