Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, The Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, "Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away." Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee up from this misty lowland where I have wondered so long. In Jesus' name. Amen
Excerpt: The Pursuit of God, The Human Thirst for the Divine, A.W. Tozer

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Day 1 Results

WOOHOO!  I am so excited to tell you that I am DOWN 6.8 pounds today!!!

OK, I told myself that I would not weigh in again until AFTER this 3 day diet kick start!  BUT, I could tell that I was down something, so I took a peek!  :D  Don't forget, however, that I really started cutting back on Monday.  And even though the scales did not show that yesterday morning, I believe that had something to do with that much of a weight drop for today!  That AND the fact that I drank 100 oz. of this yesterday..............

Now, I have to tell you that I was not thrilled about drinking that much water.  However, I made sure to drink one with/after each meal and during/after walking and one before bed. 

So, Monday started out REALLY EARLY.....4:30 a.m.  Why?  Because we needed to be at the hospital by 6:00 a.m. for a member of the church receiving a pace maker.  So, I ate the following for breakfast between 5:10 and 5:20 or so when we had to leave:

1/2 grapefruit, 1 slice toast, 2 tablespoons pnut butter, cup of hot tea (unsweetened)

I don't eat much grapefruit because it upsets my stomach if I eat too much of it, but the grapefruit was DELICIOUS!!!  For the toast, I bought whole wheat "Sandwich Skinnys" at Aldi.  They are round and only 100 calories for both "slices" instead of the normal 100 calories/slice of the normal sliced whole wheat bread we have in the freezer.  I toasted them and spread 1 tablespoon of pnut butter on each.  Had to finish one slice and the rest of the tea on the way to the hospital.  I was worried about drinking the tea without sugar.  But I had no problem as I washed down the pnut butter toast with it.

We got home around 10 a.m. and Tim and I were both ready for lunch!  :D  However, we held off til 11.

1/2 c. tuna, 1 slice toast, hot tea

I really had to choke the tuna down!  So I took a bite of tuna, followed by a bite of bread and washed it down with some tea.  I saved 1/2 of the "sandwich skinny" to eat after the tuna was gone, hoping it would take care of the taste of the tuna that was left in my mouth.  Not so much.  I tasted the tuna ALL AFTERNOON!!!

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.  I walked around the parking lot and the church property.  The sun came out at one point and the headache I already had was starting to increase.  So I walked in the shade of the fellowship hall (about 30 feet one way) for about 5 minutes until my music tape ended.  Then I finished my session by going out behind the fellowship hall and around the back of the property and back to the house.

2:45 p.m. I began working on Tim's dinner of chicken stir fry in Teiyaki sauce.  It sure smelled good!  :D  There were several instances of being tempted to take a taste!  BUT, I didn't!

3 oz. chicken, 1 c. french-style green beans, 1/2 banana, 1 sm. apple, 1 c. vanilla ice cream

The suggestion was to cook the green beans in with the chicken for some added flavor (I am allowed to add salt and pepper, but I am trying not to) and it did help!  I sliced up the banana and added it to the ice cream, which was DELICIOUS!!!  Then I "washed" everything down with the apple.  Let me tell you!  THAT seemed like a LOT of food for some reason!  I was totally stuffed!

By 7 p.m. I had such a bad headache that I took my pms and at 8 was in bed!  I had not slept well Monday night, so getting up at 4:30 and not having slept much probably contributed to the headache.  I still have the headache today, but it is tolerable so far.  And I am blowing my nose like crazy, so hopefully that will eventually take care of the sinus aspect of the headache!

And, I've started Day 2, but I'll be back later tonight to "account" for it!


Jessica said...

Yeah, you can do this momma! You sure picked up your motivation quicker than I was able to! It is truly a daily struggle for me! Never had problem saying NO to drugs or cigarettes or alcohol but my DAILY struggle is with food. We will do this!! (with the Lord's help, of course!)

Elisabeth said...

Your headache might have something to do with such a drastic change in diet. I have more headaches when I am cutting back on "junk" BC my body is used to eating it.

Tammy said...

So happy for you!!! :) Keep up the good work!

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