Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds
are forgiven, and whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the one to whom the Lord
shall not impute sin.
— Romans 4:7-8
Those of us who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, only because He first loved us, are BLESSED beyond even our knowledge. We get the mercy and grace that we do not deserve and we do not receive the punishment we do deserve!
1 Corinthians 9:24-25
24 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. 25 Everyone who competes in the games 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.
Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD, the man you teach from your law.
Listen to advice and accept discipline,
and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
More progress! Woohoo! My BMI is now down to 19.8. It has taken so long but I am glad to see progress. I know that I have lost a little muscle to achieve this, but I also know that I had to lose muscle and fat to achieve this. I have not yet reached my goal, but am excited for the progress during such a season of food fests. Because of the constant food temptations, I have not kept up all the healthy eating rules I should and I do need to be more disciplined. BUT…progress is happening. 🙂 So the next goal is to keep the progress consistent and get back to healthy habits. 😉
Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame,
but whoever heeds correction is honored.
After 10 days I realize I need help! I have no problem working out. I have a problem controlling my food intake. I used to be quite disciplined and am failing greatly! Due to the working out, the damage is slow going, but it is still damage. I do okay and than have one tiny slip up that leads to a landslide of disastrous dietary choices.
I decided that it is mostly mental. If I followed my plans that I constantly write out for myself I would be the weight I want to be right now. So I decided I need to whip my mind into shape along with my body. I am going to assume with my mistakes in eating that I am now at a BMI of 20.8. Surprisingly the internet says that 20.85 is the perfect BMI for women, which I wish was true, but then why would the menfolk drool over the tv/moviestars with BMIs of 18 or less. (Yes, they are all beautiful despite their weight, but I digress). I will not reveal my weight, just my BMI.
I am not going to weigh myself again until August 7th (2 weeks from today)
My goal is to be at a BMI of 20.3 on August 7th
My goal is to be at a BMI of 20.0 on August 21st
My goal is to be at a BMI of 19.6 on September 4th
My goal is to be at a BMI of 19.1 on September 18th
I believe these are doable and healthy goals.
To get a jumpstart for the next 3 days…Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I will be eating only 1200 calories. Healthy, but difficult.
After that I am going to strive to stick to a modified P90X diet of 1300-1500 calories a day.
When I reach my goal of 19.6 BMI I am going to reward myself with some sort of ice cream or milkshake treat. 🙂
When I reach my goal of 19.1 BMI I am going to reward myself with an Onion Blossom from Chili’s.
Now I have kicked the accountability up a notch because I have dates and standards to live up to.
Workout today was light…arm and shoulder weight lifting regime.
And I did do the yoga and Linda yesterday. 🙂