It started when Monica from Run Eat Repeat posted this amazing recipe for pumpkin granola that called for raisins and a bunch of different kinds of nuts. Raisins. I love raisins! And hey, they're natural food, right? So they can't be bad? From that day on, I have been struggling with walking away from foods I shouldn't eat, portion control and night time eating.
|Raisins!!!!! Look, it even says, "100% Natural."|
|It's hard to see here, but I was dripping in sweat this afternoon after my workout. I did some pressing and then 35 minutes on the elliptical. I was soaked.|
|Tuesday night's dinner. It was delicious and healthy!|
When you have a family who eats ice cream, cookies and candy (some of them can eat that stuff and others should avoid it), it's very hard to have that kind of food in the house at all. I did figure out how to deal with the ice cream...I buy Skinny Cows and keep them in the freezer in the basement. For cookies, I buy Oreos, which are crunchy and I really don't care one way or another for them. But the candy is truly a weakness, especially chocolate. I probably should not even buy it ... OR raisins.
I am not beating myself up about this. However, I do acknowledge the weakness. I need to be mindful, so I don't get lazy or take my nutrition for granted. I have gained a few pounds since the beginning of November. While I am still within range for my weight, but I know the slope can be extremely slippery. So this is not the time to get sloppy.
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the game goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Soldier's Silent Night
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