Holiday

My phone is broken.  That’s too bad because I can’t really take pictures.  Or I’m just lazy capturing moments :)

I went to Tamworth for easter.  It’s such a shame that Tamworth was my chosen destination when I had stayed there for almost two years.  So next year, I hope to spend my easter in another state.

I love long drive in good weather.  I’m getting better at estimating the speed of my car :)  I also had lots of driving experience in busy streets.  I was able to do reverse angle park and kerb side park.  I have stocks that are almost good for a year.

Best of all, I attended a worship service and the pastor mentioned about their missionary work in an isolated rural town which is 44 minutes away from the rural town I stay in.  So that’s good. :)  It’s a chance for me to serve God through this.  May God give me the grace to serve Him through helping this community.

I think it is God’s will that I attended that church instead of my usual church.  And the pastor was serious in connecting me with the key people in this rural town.  And some of the names he’s given me are familiar.  So this is further instruction from God.  I just hope everything goes well.

This is my season to live independently and to serve others.

May God be with me in every step of the way.  Amen.

Let’s Try

I was watching this show Downsize Me and they had an experiment with two healthy individuals to have the junk food diet and in two week’s time, they have experienced all the negative stuff–constipation, irritability, depression.  I was watching this show after having my 3rd Magnum and two handfuls of chips.  When I saw this, I threw away the rest of my junk foods.

All these negative emotions while I am in a rural town is no good.

I need to help myself.

I’m eating clean from now on.  At least I’ll try. :)

Substitute

Life is a bit busy right now with my driving lessons and thunderstorms in the afternoon.  I could not really do my walking.  And I feel that it’s not enough.  I used to have 10,000 steps in a day.  Now I only average 2,000 in a day.  Moreover, it’s already autumn and soon it’s gonna be really cold.  As a substitute for walking, I have thought about yoga.  It’s perfect because I can stay at home and I still can have my exercise. :)  I plan to follow the ones on this website.  Hopefully, I will be able to stick with this or think of a better idea.

We need to help ourselves to be the best that we can be. :)

Security Food

I feel lost whenever I don’t know what carbohydrate to eat.  This makes me lose my focus.  Yes, I am overeating.  It is not good but I’ve done it.  And so I cooked my rice.  So I’m good for today and for tomorrow lunch.  I also bought a bread so I’m good for breakfast.  I realized, once I have my carbohydrates, then everything is set.  I’m not worried with my food at all.  But if there’s no carbohydrate, I get worried that I wouldn’t be satisfied thus causing me to overeat.  Eating carbohydrates doesn’t make me feel deprived.  I don’t really care about which protein to eat because any protein I buy can satisfy me.  So I can say that once I have my carbohydrates, I feel secure and that I can go on with my health endeavours.

Moreover, I’ve realized other things about food:

  • I realized that as much as I like to eat pancakes every now and then, it takes me a long time to cook one and I don’t like it when it’s deformed.  I’d rather eat a loaf bread with nutella or friend egg. :)
  • I also found out that sweet potato cannot be cooked on microwave. Potato could be cooked but not sweet potato.  So if I want sweet potato, I should boil it or maybe stir fry it but I haven’t done it yet so I would stick with boiling.
  • Unless I have half an hour, it’s best to cook sausage by dividing it in half.  This way the inside can be thoroughly cooked.
  • Big chicken is better cooked in pieces.  That means, cutting it in pieces, taking the bones out.  Big-boned chickens are yucky.
  • Most dishes become better with sauteed garlic and onions.

Plan

I have finally worked out a plan on how to go about my calorie restriction.  And it involves healthy, real food. :)  However, for the past few weeks, I have been stress eating.  That was why last night I really had to sit down and work out my menu for the following months or else my clothes/dress wouldn’t fit me and I wouldn’t have anything pretty to wear on my cousin’s wedding.

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The best lunch/dinner I’ve had here so far.  With the barbecue parties I’ve been at here, I have learned to appreciate the different salads that go well with sausage (snag) and steak (barbecue).  But if I were to do it, if I wouldn’t cook rice, I would just boil or microwave potato and sweet potato and that’s it–substitutes for rice.

I’ve also discovered that canned pineapples and sweet corn are available here.  So all is well.

Stress Eating

It’s not an excuse.  So I will eat more healthy from now on.  Besides, my aunt just showed me all the pretty clothes she had bought for me.  So nice!  I want them to look good on me. :)

This season is making me a better person–making me quite a good catch. ;)  It is a process, though.  But I will get there.  And this is only possible because of God’s blessing and favor in my life. :)