I Went Shopping & New Eating Plan

Last weekend I did what I absolutely hate doing. I went shopping. It wasn’t planned at all. I was actually taking my daughter to do some shopping for herself and things were going just as planned, but I then realized she’d be in the store a bit longer than I anticipated. I didn’t want to keep sitting in the car with it running and wasting gas. So I went in with the idea of just walking around to stay out of the heat. I got a few things because I liked the scriptures quoted. As I was heading out I realized, I really don’t have very many clothes.

After I brought our things back from Texas, I went through my clothes and there were so many clothes I could no longer fit. They were either too big and there were a few that were too small. I donated them all. And what was left were lots of outfits for winter, but very few (5 total) for spring, summer, and fall. I have tons of skirts with no tops to go with them and it’s probably time I let them go, but I keep thinking I will get around to making tops to go with them eventually.

So I purchased outfits for fall and a few basic necessities for winter. I will more than likely do a bit more shopping in the fall to add some new sweaters into my wardrobe for winter. As I was shopping it dawned on me that I was once again getting XL sizes and I was not pleased. I have put on about 10-15 extra pounds and thus I needed bigger clothes, but I made sure they were clothes that I can alter as I lose weight. But this made me begin to rethink what I’m eating.

It’s been ingrained in me since childhood to have a good hearty breakfast, lunch and well, dinner as well. Your heaviest meal is at dinner time. But as I am now in my late 40’s this just doesn’t feel right to me anymore. So I began to rethink all that I was taught. Steel Cut oats for breakfast or a hearty smoothie. Lunch will now be my “heaviest” meal of the day. I’ll do some batch cooking and freeze the meals in containers I can just grab from the freezer and take with me each day to work. Dinner, well I’m going back to what I was doing before and was helpful…a large salad. I’ll give this a shot for about 30 days and see what comes of it. Prayerfully the weight will begin to shed and I can start walking and/or exercising again to get myself back on the right track. Whatever it takes to get my weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol in check.

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An East Coast transplant, born in Germany and a visitor of many states (I was an army brat...). My greatest passion is all things pertaining to Jesus Christ, My secondary loves are my adult children and my grandson. My passions are the things God has gifted me with to show His creativity through my hands and life; all things sewing, quilting, gardening, and traveling. Join me for the journey as I share God through my daily life and walk...

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