Friday, January 28, 2011



 1- Eat healthy foods that are low in fat, and high in fiber and protein.
2- Exercise to give you more energy and motivation to continue
3- Read and "soak in" God's  Word (the Bible) for spiritual growth

Healthy Foods

Those foods that you have heard for years that you should eat lots of but you dont.... fruits and vegetables.
Yes, part of having a healthy body and losing weight is eating right.  You can't get around it. Believe me, I've tried and so have most people. When you start taking the "bad" stuff out of your life and put in "good" stuff, it gives you that power up to get through the day.  Some examples are apples w/ natural peanut butter, celery w/ lowfat cream cheese, edamame with light sauce, high protein Greek yogurt, lowfat granola bar or a handful of nuts. Anything with lowfat, high fiber, and/or high protein helps keep you full and you don't want as much.  I have went through withdrawals for the last 2 weeks because you have to "detox" your body of the grease and preservatives and carb fillers that I'm used to eating.  Once you drink more water and eat more fruits and vegetables and lowfat items, you start not wanting the "bad" stuff anymore.  After eating right for two weeks, I tried some regular Coke and a few french fries.  It tasted nasty and I didn't want it. So I know that I am slowly training my body to want what it needs.  A lot of eating the right things isn't that you don't like it, its a mind control over your body. Failure starts when you give up trying and don't care what you put in your body.  So keep up the good work and help me stay focused too!

Wow, where to start. This one, I have to research a little more and I will do a seperate blog on sometime soon.  But I will say that if you can get yourself motivated to exercise, then you will feel better.  For years, I have told myself that I am so busy and tired that I don't have the time or energy to workout.  Occassionally its true but most of the time it's a load of crap! Once you start getting into a routine, then you have more energy and want to work out to keep your energy.  (not to mention that you are burning calories)  As most of you know, one of my favorite shows is Biggest Loser.  Doing that show would be the next most embarrassing thing besides this honest blog.  To go in front of America and say, "Hi, my name is Christian and I am fat...see!", I would have to be absolutely disgusted with myself.  I have recently been to that point of desperation and realized that I am in control of my destiny and my diet.  Life isn't about diet and exercise but eating healthy & doing fun physical activities. It depends on how you look at it. Granted there are some days that I get on the treadmill and watch TV and say "Let's just do this fast walk and get it over with." But yesterday I went outside and played basketball with Samuel and did squats while the kids were playing on the playground. Hey, no one was around but me, so I couldn't get laughed at! lol!!!  Anyway, doing a simple exercise 20 min twice a day can be just enough to start out and build on. 

Spiritual Health Food

The biggest challenge, to me, is getting my "mind" focused on my weight loss goals and life goals.  You can't stay "Powered up" for long without trusting God and keeping your focus on Him.  God must be the focus of your life and everything else will fall into place.  It's like when Peter took his eyes off of Jesus when he was walking on water.  When Peter looked at the wind and waves and got scared, he began to sink. Peter cried out to the Lord and Jesus immediately reached out His hand and caught Peter. As they climb into the boat together, the storm ceased. (Matthew 14:22-33) Jesus said, "O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?". I have to remind myself of this, because it reminds me that whatever I do in His name, He will not let me fail. If I fall, He will be there to pick me up.  If I put "good things" in my mind and body, then "good things" will come out of it.  There are so many stories in the Bible to motivate you and keep you focused on your goals. The Lord wants us to be happy and healthy and to not overeat/over indulge (Proverbs 23:2).  I feel that I honestly have had an eating disorder because I have let food control me for so long. I am claiming my life back for God and for me.  I know that if I live for Christ and stay in His word that He will not lead me astray.  But if I take my eyes off of Him, I will lead myself astray back into my old habits.  I want to succeed and I am going to with God's help!!!   



  1. You can do this Christian! You are beautiful inside and out and you are right - with God beside you, you will reach your goal!?

  2. Thank you Sharon! You and your family are a wonderful Christian example to my life and I love ya'll very much!!!!

  3. I know you will be successful! I am praying for you.
    Love you,