Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011: God Breaks Me Down to Build Me Up Again

Yesterday's food:

Friday, 04/15/11: Bed at 10:30 pm/up at 8:00 am
God time? Yes
[P] Chicken sausage
[P] Chicken breast
[V] Broccoli
[V] Mixed veggies
[V] Mixed veggies
[V] Onions
[F] Apple
[F] Apple
[F] X
[St] Kashi
[St] Kashi
[St] Brown rice
[St] Acorn squash
[D] Skim milk
[D] Skim milk
[Sn] Mi-Del GF/SF pecan cookies
*[Sn: PURE SUGAR] Ice cream
[W] Four cups (including tea with creamer)

Thursday, 04/14/11: Bed at 10:30 pm/up at 8:00 am
Didn’t track 

Wednesday, 04/13/11: Bed at 10:30 pm/up at 8:00 am
God time?
[P] Chicken (Lean Cuisine)
[P] Al Fresco chicken sausage
[V] Carrots (Lean Cuisine)
[V] X
[V] X
[F] Pineapple (Lean Cuisine)
[F] X
[F] X
[St] Mi-Del GF/SF Pecan cookies
[St] Risotto
[D] Skim milk
[D] Skin milk
*[Sn: PURE SUGAR] Starbuck’s ice cream
[Sn] X
[Nightfood bar] Yes
[W] Three cups (including tea with creamer [x 2]

Well, I've certainly been slacking off my program. I hope to get at least one day in next week in which I meet all of my macronutrient goals and come in at or under my calorie goal, too (although I'm not sharing that part with you). I weighed in around 180 (180.2) pounds again today, so I'm about the same weight as last week but have leveled off, which usually means that I might actually lose next week if I put my mind (heart and soul) to it.

I'm acutely aware when I don't blog for a few days. I feel like I'm abandoning myself on those days as well as anyone who might actually be reading this blog. I'm also seeing a pattern in my food tracking of not making wise choices in terms of balancing my macronutrients throughout the day. For example, today I had two bowls of Kashi at breakfast (i.e., two starches), and then I had a nonetheless yummy PB&J sandwich with two pieces of bread (i.e, two more starches). I actually had a thought the other day -- God forbid I should entertain it! -- that I could understand, and might actually try, the Overeaters Anonymous tradition of planning one's food one day or more in advance and then committing it to a sponsor. That always seemed too militant to  me, but God continues to break me down, open me up, and build me back up again, a new person (there's a beautiful song about that process by Francis Dunnery). So, if I keep having that thought, I'll do the same as I always do: I'll assume it's God's direction in my life and act on it :-)

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