So, I started my new regimen last week with my mostly vegetarian food plan and working out six days a week. It’s starting to work out better now. At first it was rough because my father-in-law had a birthday gathering and there was so much food. But I have lost some weight and it’s looking good now. I’ve worked out at least 7 days in a row. I think I’m making it a habit to workout everyday if possible so I don’t lose momentum. My goal is to lose 50 pounds as soon as possible. I’d rather it not take six months.
I was driving back home with my family, at night, and this doe pops up outta nowhere and almost gets hit. If I were driving any faster or if the doe hesitated more, it would’ve been a bad accident to have. I thank the Lord for His mercy. I haven’t had that kind of encounter before and I’m glad we all came out unscathed.
There are bugs trying to eat me alive. I have about 10 or 11 bites. Hubby wakes up bite free, which is good for him. My hair is dry and I need to take a different approach. I’ve been trying not to use leave in conditioner and go the “all natural route” but the gloves are about to come off cuz that ain’t workin’. I need to try out a new shampoo and conditioner as well as find a deep conditioner. Having curly hair is tough but having kinky curly hair is grating at times. I don’t usually complain because my hair is getting longer, but it can be frustrating to feel like you have dead grass sitting atop your head. In other news, I officially started my new food regimen, which is practically vegetarian and I’m really hoping to see results. If I don’t, then I guess I’m not burning enough calories. I want to lose 50 lbs so I have a lot of work to do.
Surely God is good to Israel,
to those who are pure in heart.
But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
I had nearly lost my foothold.
For I envied the arrogant
when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
They have no struggles;
their bodies are healthy and strong.
They are free from common human burdens;
they are not plagued by human ills.
Therefore pride is their necklace;
they clothe themselves with violence.
From their callous hearts comes iniquity;
their evil imaginations have no limits.
They scoff, and speak with malice;
with arrogance they threaten oppression.
Their mouths lay claim to heaven,
and their tongues take possession of the earth.
Therefore their people turn to them
and drink up waters in abundance.
They say, “How would God know?
Does the Most High know anything?”
This is what the wicked are like—
always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.
Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure
and have washed my hands in innocence.
All day long I have been afflicted,
and every morning brings new punishments.
If I had spoken out like that,
I would have betrayed your children.
When I tried to understand all this,
it troubled me deeply
till I entered the sanctuary of God;
then I understood their final destiny.
Surely you place them on slippery ground;
you cast them down to ruin.
How suddenly are they destroyed,
completely swept away by terrors!
They are like a dream when one awakes;
when you arise, Lord,
you will despise them as fantasies.
When my heart was grieved
and my spirit embittered,
I was senseless and ignorant;
I was a brute beast before you.
Yet I am always with you;
you hold me by my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
and afterward you will take me into glory.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.
Those who are far from you will perish;
you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
But as for me, it is good to be near God.
I have made the Sovereign LORD my refuge;
I will tell of all your deeds.
Ok, so I have been working out and I’ve been burning at least 300-600 calories a day, but it doesn’t seem to be making such a huge impact. I think I can see myself losing inches, but I’m the same weight everytime I get on the scale and so I believe I need to cut out carbs all together (which I LOVE) and eat only fruits and veggies and some protein. Gonna go shopping tonight and I will try to focus on my new food regimen. I need to find a good balance though because my husband must gain weight while I lose it and he needs something more substantial than me. *Sigh* we’ll figure it out.