I have been following a low carb, high fat diet and have been feeling fantastic. I started this journey at the end of January this year and have been steadily losing weight due to my body running more effectively. I have lost a total of 35 lbs. just eating real food.
I eat when I am hungry and I eat until I am full. I do not count calories, I do not count carbs, I do not count anything! I choose to eat real foods, that means I have dropped most boxed foods. It’s not as hard as it seems. I do not eat pasta, I do not eat bread, I choose full fat condiments and it’s been great. I can delve into the science a bit more later on.
Real, full-fat foods are a great energy source for our bodies. Some days I feel like I am eating all day and that is ok! I just keep on making the healthier choices. There are also days where I hardly eat and that is ok too! I am learning to listen to my body and it has really been paying off.
Do I cheat? Yes I do! This is not a diet to me, it’s a lifestyle change. I know that this sounds cliché, but it’s true. If I choose to eat a food outside of what I have deemed the norm, it’s because it is worth it for me that day! Cheating was once a weekend thing for me, now it’s a single item choice any time it comes up. I was super strict in the first few weeks and have felt the way food effect my energy and mood. Now I choose healthier and happier me day to day.
I would love to chat with you all more about this. It’s been a short journey this far but so rewarding!
Who is this girl?
So unsure, uncertain, so scared.
Who is this girl that sheds such deep tears for the pain from long ago?
Who is this girl that plays in the rain effortlessly?
I thought her to be dead long ago.
Here you are, sweet girl, right where you’re meant to be in me.
She is peaking out if the deep dark box had been kept prisoner in all these years. Climbing out of the dark recesses of my soul.
“Hide away and take your shame with you.” She was told so long ago.
Good bye little girl, so full of hope, joy, and freedom. Sweet little girl buried in sins long forgotten. Covered in regret and denial.
Out of the ashes she rises, by God’s grace alone I can once again see the glimmer in her eyes.
Touched by the Holy Spirit, she is transformed. Life breathed into her once again.
Still distant, storms still raging, but she’s there once more. Darkness slipping and Light breaking through.
Transformation is His will and I follow in obedience. I surrender all to You, my King.
41 Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you. For though the spirit is willing enough, the body is weak!” 42 Again he left them and prayed, “My Father! If this cup cannot be taken away until I drink it, your will be done.”
Oh Father God, I come before you and pray that you carry me through this time of cleansing and healing. I sit before you and pray to you for strength, my spirit is willing and rejoices, yet my flesh is weak and temptations are all around. I hear the enemy whispering lies behind me, trying to catch my attention so that I waiver and look away from You.
10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. 12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Jesus, you are amazing and I thank You for you love, your patients and your gentleness. I thank You for carrying me through the darkest times and rejoicing with me in the happiest of times. I thank You for the wonderful brothers and sisters you have given to me as a support in this crazy walk of life. I thank You for the beautiful family You have bestowed upon me and pray that You continue to do a work in me so that I may be more patient, loving and gentle towards them.
My Spirit is willing and I continue to pray that you dig deeper and cleans this wounds that have been festering for far too long. I acknowledge my flesh crying out and I choose to perceiver through the process with your support, with my sister’s support. I will not turn back, I will not hide, I will not hide my face from You, oh loving God. You know me, You love me, not one part of me is hidden to You.
I choose joy and freedom in Christ Jesus. I am so thankful that I can be free in Him. I pray that my experiences and struggles will be used to glorify His Kingdom and to bring healing and joy to others around me.
I am so happy and thankful that I am able to lean on the Living God in times of heartache and struggle. We are all so blessed to have this love.