I figured I would gain weight this week. I had even thought through what I was going to say at my weigh-in and what I would post on today's blog- that is just "was what it was."
I will say that I did not give IN to all those urges to overeat and lay around, I just FELT like doing that. My MIND was in fat mode, but my new eating/exercise habits that I've been developing over the last 8 weeks kept me from overindulging. I DID eat chocolate and my beloved cheese this week. I didn't deny myself, but I kept it in moderation. This is not credit to myself, but the things I have been learning and the discipline all those weeks of self-control paid off on the week that I wasn't in the MOOD for practicing those new habits.
It's like anything in life- spiritual, relational, fitness, finance...when the ground work is laid, and we continue to do what we know is right to do, when the tough temptations loom, it will be easier to say, "no, I cannot do what I know isn't right." I am thrilled to be learning these principles and seeing them play out in such practical areas of my life!
So today, I FELT bloated and slightly edgy, so I figured I had gained, but by remembering balance and moderation, I was overjoyed and surprise to see -3 more pounds had come off in my "off" week. Thank you Jesus, and Thank you, TrotFitness!!!