I love food – every kind! You could say it is my hobby…I eat when I am happy, stressed, mad, for enjoyment,well, for every possible reason. I love cooking, eating out, tasting new recipes, cooking family recipes…let’s facing…I am a foodaholic!! I have struggled over the years with eating right, working out and just getting healthy. I have dieted, exercised and just can’t seem to stick with anything. Last year I lost 43 lbs. and then stopped losing – no matter what I tried – I gave up…I gained it all back…why can’t I do this? I am not a failure. I am sure so many of you feel the same way – it’s yo-yo time! Up and down with dieting, healthy living and exercise. Usually we are so committed at first and then somehow we don’t have time, we don’t make time, we let other things come between us and taking care of ourselves – all good reasons we think – but if we are not around long enough – we will not be able to take care of these things. I learned that it is ok to pray for yourself, to take care of yourself, to make time for exercise – you are not being selfish – you are trying to make sure you are going to be there for others for a much longer time!
So once again, I tried to start about 4 weeks ago and I am eating so much better and I have lost 10 pounds. I wanted to lose more and I wish it was coming off much faster but this time – I am having fun with it! I have been craving Fried Chicken – one of my favorite foods. Well – not exactly a healthy choice but today – I must say – I am very impressed with the best tasting “fried chicken” that I ever made. I took some chicken breasts and flattened them and rolled them in crushed pistachios and drizzled them with honey and put some olive oil in a baking dish and baked them. Not only were they beautiful – they tasted amazing! I have found fabulous recipes and am being creative with our meals. Why can’t eating healthy be fun?
I am praying and preparing to begin the Daniel Plan (from the Saddleback Church – Rick Warren’s church) for Lent beginning March 5 through April 17. 40 days to a Healthier Life. Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends – sounds like a winning combination for me. I hope you will think about joining me in this plan. I am studying Daniel and looking at videos so that I can be ready when I start. Pray for me that I can be completely committed during this 40 day period. Let me know if you need my prayers and if you will join me.
1 Corinthians 10:31 Amplified Bible – So then, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you may do, do all for the honor and glory of God.
Connecting with you,