Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Better Not Bitter

I got an interesting thing to think about at bible study today. The teacher challenged us to think about whether we are bitter about our circumstances or trying to better our circumstances. I can honestly say that I have been very bitter about life circumstances, including my weight. I've blamed many things/people for my current state of life and haven't until recently tried to better the circumstances. I need to remember this challenge daily and ask myself when things come up if I'm being bitter or trying to make it better. My weight loss now is about trying to make it better. I guess it's about letting go and moving forward.

I am surprising mobile today. I was a bit sore this morning when I woke up, but I've bounced back pretty quickly. I'm planning on resting today, maybe doing a workout video later tonight. It is supposed to snow a lot tonight, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to workout at the fitness center tomorrow :(.

Something I've noticed. I wonder if because I've stopped eating so much garbage, I've set my body/taste buds to a different setting. Lately I've wanted to add salt to things like pasta and celery, tomato sauce... I have not wanted to add salt to anything since, well, ever. I even like to eat NO salt chips. Perhaps by eating such garbage for so long I didn't want salt because my body was getting a lot of it through the crappy food...I don't know, just a theory. All I know is that it is something I have not wanted to do in decades.

I'm excited to weigh in on Friday because I think it's going to be a good one. (at least this morning looked good on our house scale). I'm starting an official Friday weigh in to help me know exactly what I'm doing. I'm trying not to weigh every day. I skip days here and there, just to STOP THE INSANITY (as Susan Powter used to say or still says...I don't know, she scares me!)


  1. I think you may be right about the salt. There is more salt in junk food than we'll ever know. You're doing great. Way to start the year!

  2. Jodi you are on the right track and I wish you luck.

    It's good to let go of things because it only hurts you in the end. I believe people can't let go because they have not forgave. So if you need to let something go you must first forgive. Forgiving is the hardest but it will set you free.

    Think about making a list of things you want to let go. After that write down way yous should forgive and see what happens.

    For my I had to let go of my past and forgive myself for holding on to it for so long. My life is wonderful!

    Thanks for being so honest!

  3. When I first started losing weight I got an incredible salt urge...I think it's all the sweating I did while exercising. I could have eaten a salt lick. It dissipated after a while.
    I have a sermon for you that really helped me.
    I was bitter fora long time too.
    This helped me refocus.
    Its called saul's suicide by td jakes.
    You can listen to it free on youtube.
    It's one of the best sermons I've ever heard.
    keep up the good work jodie

  4. I haven't had a salt kick (I've never been one to add salt, either, even as a kid as all my relatives poured it on their foods). However, I have found myself to be more interested in cheese than I've ever been in my life. Not that I'm a cheese-lover by any stretch, but I'm made to eat it a lot in my meal plan, and I do enjoy what it brings to a meal :-)

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  6. Well done for taking a more positive approach to your circumstances and situation! With a positive attitude you can't fail. :o)