Thursday Thoughts [A Few Rambles]

May 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm 2 comments

Ever since the Women of Joy Conference and writing this post, I’ve been trying really hard to not let food consume my thoughts. I’ve been praying about this issue a lot more, and I feel like I’m starting to make some progress! I’m trying not to focus on the number of calories, (or even carbs/proteins/fats) and instead I’m focusing on just eating healthy meals. It’s the quality of the food that counts, not the quantity. I know a healthy meal needs to be balanced, so I do try to make sure that each meal has some kind of protein, carb, and healthy fat. But as far as counting and ratios, I’m just not thinking about them. Like I said, I don’t want food to be on my mind all the time. I want to enjoy life without worrying about how the meal I just ate has a few more calories than normal. I want to be able to go to a gathering or out to eat with friends w/o worrying about what kinds of food there will be to choose from.

One other thing about my eating is that for the past 5 years, I’ve been constantly trying to lose weight. I’ll lose a bunch, gain some back, and then try to lose it again. Now that I’m in a place where I’m trying to be comfortable with my body, I need to also try to quit thinking that I should be doing things to lose weight. Sure I’d like to tone up a little more and improve in physical activities (i.e. running), but that doesn’t require any weight-loss. I can tone by continuing to strength train and work out, and I can improve my running by working on things like speed and form. As far as eating goes, I think I just need to cut myself some slack.

Anyway, these are just some thoughts I’ve had recently about the issue. I know it’s just me rambling, but hey, if the rambles help me to work through my problems a little better, then I say ramble on!

Thanks for taking a look into my thoughts. 🙂

Happy Thursday!


Entry filed under: Diet and Exercise, Helpful, Life, Thursday Thoughts, Uncategorized.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alex @ therunwithin  |  May 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Great thought and rambles, I honestly believe a mindset shift like that is what will make life so much more enjoyable. Hope the conference is going well!

  • 2. jessielovestorun  |  May 2, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    I love these type of posts. So much truth, and honesty.


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Hello, I'm Grace! I'm a 24 year old living in a small town in Alabama. I'm married and have the most amazing job teaching music to elementary students. I blog about healthy eating, exercising, running, and the random things that happen in my life. I've recently completed my second half marathon and can't wait to pursue that 26.2!

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