Day 389, God, Help Me to Overcome

Day 389, God, Help Me to Overcome   Friday Afternoon     Thursday, my weight went up again.  Today it dropped again.  Yay!  I have started a new pattern of eating:  fasting 15 hours until 8:30 AM, then eating ¼ of my calories for breakfast, ¼ of my calories at 11:30 AM, ¼ at 2:30 Read More …

Day 386, Split Peas and Trusting God

Day 386, Split Peas and Trusting God   “Ere, in the northern gale, The summer tresses of the trees are gone, The woods of Autumn, all around our vale, Have put their glory on.   The mountains that infold, In their wide sweep, the colored landscape round, Seem groups of giant kings, in purple and Read More …

Day 382, Keep on with the Journey

Day 382, Keep on with the Journey   In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. (Psalm 5:3 NIV).   Thursday Morning   My weight swept up again this morning.  That could be simply an elimination problem, which will work itself out soon. Read More …

Day 379, 15-Hour Intermittent Fasting

Day 379, 15-Hour Intermittent Fasting   “Intermittent fasting decreases triglyceride levels, decreasing your risk of heart disease inflammation and free radical damage weight gain and metabolic disease risk”   Dr. Joseph Mercola   Monday Morning   15-hour intermittent fasts have worked for me in the past.  Right now, I am having a challenge getting them Read More …

Day 368, Care of the Eyes

Day 368, Care of the Eyes   “Fear keeps us focused on the past or worried about the future.  If we can acknowledge our fear, we can realize that right now we are okay.  Right now, today, we are still alive, and our bodies are working marvelously.  Our eyes can still see the beautiful sky. Read More …

Day 367, Stress Reduction with Planning

Day 367, Stress Reduction with Planning   “Contrary to what I suspected, planning reduces stress rather than increasing it.”   ~KaeLyn Morrill   Morning   I am looking at my “Achieve 50 kg” mind map.  I introduced it on my blog yesterday.  Yesterday, I consumed only 1427 calories.  My net carbs were only 69.3 grams, Read More …

Day 366, Powerful Functions of the Prefrontal Cortex

Day 366, Powerful Functions of the Prefrontal Cortex   “Overview of Prefrontal Functions:  The Temporal Organization of Action”   Joaquín Fuster, The Prefrontal Cortex, Fourth Edition, page 333.   Wednesday Afternoon   My husband is home!   I drove over to pick him up at noon yesterday.  He seems to be relieved to be home. Read More …

Day 362, Self-Encouragement

Day 362, Self-Encouragement   “Self-encouragement is critical because others around us do not always know exactly what encouragement we need.  Our “support” group may even discourage us.  Our “coach” may lead us in the wrong direction.  We usually know exactly what we need to hear.  When we wait to hear encouragement from others, we usually Read More …