Saturday, May 14, 2011


So I feel like I talk about the same things every week but at the same time its what I am dealing with right now. Sorry I couldn't come up with some great thing to talk about this week. I always wish I could write a better blog than I do. So here is what I am struggling with right now. I'm looking for some advice because I lack self control. I've been doing well with my food problem/diet. I've been eating better, working out, and feeling great. A few weeks ago I realized that I needed to cut out sweets to remove some compulsion tendencies that I was dealing with. I am doing so much better now on a day to day basis but then I come to the end of the week and I have one day or meal where I blow the whole week. Sometimes I just can't say no  :-(  I know I am on my way to be totally healthy and remove all the tendencies I have but it is just frustrating. Does anyone have any encouragement or advice to help me out? I would love to hear what to have to say. And I would love it if you can pray for me. Love you guys!


  1. First of all, I want you to know I will be praying for you. I struggle with compulsive eating sometimes and I realize that it is usually due to something I am dealing with. I use food to comfort me at times and I don't even realize it. I am realizing how important it is to deal with my problems as they come and to eat healthy and exercise to have balance. It seems like you have been doing well. This may not be true for you as it is for me but I would look at why you are giving in to eating more or the wrong foods? Is it stemming from something deeper?
    Thank you for being honest. Your in my prayers! Love ya :)

  2. I just prayed for you and for more strength and I also praised Jesus that you are turning to Him in this battle. : ) I first wanted to say that you do not not not need to apologize for not having a "great thing" to say... because your post is awesome! i think darin would agree with me that you are not given this task/ opportunity to feel guilty because you don't have something YOU THINK is fabulous to say. it is your life and day to day circumstances we are circling about and this is what is going on in your life. it's legit. : ) don't doubt yourself my friend! if your post isn't fabulous, then neither are mine!!! and that's fine with me because it is just my life! yay for that. I would take a look at why you are splurging... ask God to show you the deeper reasoning behind it. I think it is SO great that you were able to cut out sweets BECAUSE YOU RECOGNIZED why. that's so so so awesome!!! good girl!!! I know it has been said a million times before, but everything in moderation.... so if you are with-holding everything sweet for a whole week and then you just want a brownie-- is that considered completely blowing it? like, I don't know your balance or anything or what blowing it really means? know what I mean? eating and eating habits are very individualistic. if you are binging, that's another conversation, but if you are enjoying something on your one meal, or one off-day or whatever, that's something different. OR, if you are trying to eat a lot healthier altogether then the moderation technique is also important. I feel like I know a lot about nutrition, but I also don't want you to get discouraged with where you are at. : ) I don't know a lot about the weight watchers program or what is allowed, but I do know from personal experience and research, that not all fat in foods is bad. I'd love to help if I can-- that's what I am trying to say. : ) and I'm praying for you in this. : ) be encouraged, lindsey! you are an intelligent girl, and have fabulous posts, and a diet that I believe God will bless through your faithfulness to it. don't give up! your haitian diet will change everything... : )

  3. A) You are beautiful.
    B) You look seriously awesome.
    C) Having 1 meal that isn't straight fish & veggies is totally fine. 1 meal, 1 evening, whatever does not blow your diet or make you gain weight.
    d) I have struggled with wanting to lose weight my entire life... seriously since I was like 5.
    e) You look awesome... did I say this already?

    And if you really want more advice - you're already working out plenty & moderation is key :) But you don't need to unlock any doors cause you don't need to be getting any skinnier woman.
    I love you.

  4. 1) i'm praying for you
    2) i used to think praying before meals was kinda weird but i changed my prayers from thanking God for my food or asking God to bless my food to checking my heart and asking that my eating would be out of a place that honors the body that He resides in. it is a good heart/motive check for me.
    3) you're beautiful

  5. i agree with what all these ladies are saying, SERIOUSLY. you are so beautiful. you are just graceful and lovely, lindsay. i will be praying for you and i agree with dannah on prayer before meals, i find that to be very benficial.

  6. lindsey, thank you for your blog! you don't need to apologize for being repetitive at all! or feel like you're not writing a "good blog". i think what makes these good blog entries is whether or not we're being honest and i certainly see and appreciate that in your entries consistently. thank you for who you are :)

  7. So my friend who does mma fighting stuff and what not always eats ridiculously healthy and with a certain portion control and what not, but he still allows himself one meal a week to eat what he wants. So for example. The other day we had in n out together and he even had a milkshake lol. Like the others have said, as long as you keep up what you are doing by limiting what you used to do, you are totally fine with one cheat meal or two. :) Keep up the good work! I am glad to hear that you are doing something like this.