Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hi again

So I disappeared for a while. I just wasn't really in a good frame of mind but I am back and have a revamped program for myself.

I am no longer counting calories. My problem is not that I don't know how to eat (I got a B.S. in Community Health). My problem is self-control. I like eating and I like it a lot. But I also want to be skinny.

So here is my new program. 1.Small portions at all meals and no seconds. 2.No treats until Sunday (the Sunday treat being reasonable). I started with a prayer and all last week I worked at it. If I wanted a treat I said "no but I can have one on Sunday". If I wanted seconds I said "no". The self control was totally a result of prayer. I am still praying. I still have to say no to myself but so far I have been able to say no and that is something I haven't been able to do for a long time.

First weeks weight loss on the new program. 3 pounds.



Melissa J. Cunningham said...

You can do it! It is hard, don't I know it, but you can do it and after a while, it will get easier.

Shanna Blythe said...

That is amazing! Three pounds so far! Keep it up. And I have the same problem as you do. I like eating a lot. And I like eating desserts, junk food, and chocolate even more than eating.


Marta O. Smith said...

I think you've hit on the real "magic bullet," Erin. There's even a whole weight-loss program, The Weigh Down Workshop, built around praying for God's help. Remember Phillipians 4:13.