Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Questions and Reminders

In the Gym

I haven’t been able to work out today, yet. Josh had to be at work today at 5:00 this morning instead of 7:00 and there was no way I was going to the gym that early! I plan on going when Josh get’s home from work. I’ll try to post about it later.
I did want to post about my Calorie intake yesterday because I have a question, so all you hardcore dieters help me out please.
My daily Calorie budget is 1,126 (I think I put 1,133 yesterday but after looking again it’s apparently 1,126) I burned approximately 437 calories yesterday. So my question is do I still eat within my 1,126 budget or do I now have 1,563 calories to consume? I’m very confused by it.
Yesterday I consumed approximately 1,158 calories (32 calories over the 1,126, or 405 calories under the 1,563) I’m thankful for the Iphone app “loseit” because otherwise I wouldn’t be able to do any of this.

In the Word

When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. Deuteronomy 8:10-14

How quickly we forget about God’s blessings and begin to take credit for all the good things in our life. It’s so easy to take God out of the equation when things are going well, and it’s easy to take credit when things are going well.

Josh has been such a great reminder to me these last few weeks to praise God at all times. Work has been really slow for Josh’s company and he’s had off a few days and hasn’t been working full weeks. On the days he’s off and is at home, and we are saying our bedtime prayers with the kids he always says “Thank you God for LETTING me get to stay home with my family today and spend time with them”. Each time he prays it, it shocks me. In my head I think he should be praying “God please let work pick up, please don’t let me lose my job, why are you allowing this to happen?”

God has continually provided the money each week, with side jobs and with his company paying for hours he didn’t even work (not a mistake, they just take care of their employees) God is definitely using this to work on my heart and making me learn to trust and praise him at all times, even when things aren’t going the way I think they should.

Thank you for providing for my family.
Thank you for giving me extra time to spend with my husband.
Thank you for giving me gentle reminders that you are ALWAYS in control even when I feel like things are completely out of control.
Thank you for loving me even when I doubt you.


  1. Hi Emily,

    Regarding your calorie question....it really depends on how quickly you want to lose weight. I assume the 1126 is a plan to lose weight at a certain pace?? Regardless, you can eat those calories you burn as long as you didn't factor in the exercise to make up the 1126 number. I normally would calculate my calorie needs based on a pretty light weight day that way I could eat those extra calories I burned but wouldn't die if I didn't get a chance to exercise :) I hope that makes sense. You are doing great! Keep it up!!

  2. It's does Sara! Thanks! I didn't know you were blogging! I'm "following" you now. How's your weight loss journey going? You're looking amazing!