Friday, May 6, 2016

I hate the struggle..I am too a great planner. I wonder if it is an obsession.

I have all of these plans that I have created and yet I have difficulty following them.  I am not a lazy person clearly.  I don't realize that sometimes making plans are the easy part.  Trying is what I do well.  I want to follow a plan but it worry that this plans that I have made won't be as helpful that it is bothersome, at least to me.  It seems that I am totally obsessed with weight loss and getting healthy. Sometimes I get sick and tired of  making plans and setting ground rules.  I am not lazy.  I am just obsessive and just plain tired.

Plans that I have made over time:
1.
Meal Plan for 6/29/14

Breakfast
    Raisin and Spice oatmeal
Lunch
    Chicken drumsticks
    Collard greens
Dinner
   Raisin and Spice Oatmeal
Snack 1
     Peanut butter and jelly sandwich on wheat
Snack 2
     Apple and Orange (2)
Snack 3
     Popcorn

2.
Diet and Exercise Schedule 6/4/14
Diet Schedule
Breakfast
        Greek yogurt
        Banana
        Coffee
        Water
Snack
         Fiber One Cookie
         Coffee 
Lunch
         6 Triscuit Crackers
         Turkey Sandwich
         1 cup ice cream
         Water 
Snack
         6 Triscuit Crackers
         Water
Dinner
          1 Bowl Kellogg's Special K
          Apple
          1 Cup grapes
          Water
Snack 3
           Handful of peanuts (1/4 cup peanuts)
           Water  

Exercise Schedule
Stretch for five minutes                     11:55 A
Walk for half an hour                        12:00-12:30 PM

3.
1. “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (James 1:19).

Many of us struggle with fully and attentively listening to what other people are saying. We tend to brashly speak what we think  right before we’ve either heard a person out or listened to the still, small voice of the Holy Spirit. The discipline of listening can be misunderstood as passivity; however, those who’ve learned to take action with quietness have the greater advantage in wisdom and insight.

2. “Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming” (1 Peter 1:13).

It takes action to have a sober mind. A soberly minded believer takes the necessary action of protecting their mind and hearts from the influences of the world. They aren’t passive about what they allow to infiltrate their minds through mediums of social media, TV, or movies. Being sober is setting a high standard of morality and integrity in the spirit, mind, and body.

3. “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

A passive attitude about the devil will always lead to his entrapments; however, being overly attentive to him can cause a believer to shift their focus off of God’s power. The action needed for the Christian is to never let their guard down when it comes to Satan. We are aware of the tactics and temptations he has used on us in the past—so we stand at alert as good soldiers of Christ.

4.  “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses” (1 Timothy 6:12).

We take action not only against Satan, but our own desires of the flesh that long to be fulfilled. As followers of Christ, we must be vigilant about our sanctification—that is, being set apart for God’s purposes rather than following the dictates of our own will and passions. Fighting the good fight of faith can’t be avoided when we desire to grow up spiritually and know Christ more intimately. There’s great joy in living a life filled with God’s purposes and direction as we take action in steps of faith.

5. “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful” (Colossians 4:2).

While many people may believe that prayer is passive—it’s one of the greatest actions a believer can incorporate into their daily life. Prayer is our participation in breaking down the spiritual barriers built up by Satan to kill, steal, and destroy other people. When we actively and regularly engage in prayer, our faith is broadened, tested, and stretched to ask for the greater blessings of God on our lives and for those we intercede for.

6. “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown” (Revelation 2:10).

Believers who take action for the body of Christ are typically faithful to God’s calling on their lives. The faithful keep doing the will of God even when it gets tiring, overwhelming, and frustrating. Christians who keep showing up and working everything as to the Lord will experience His peace and presence in greater measures.

7. “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good” (Titus 3:1).

Believers must take action in being ready for every good work the Lord lays before them. A readiness of spirit and mind is most evident in those who’ve immersed themselves into the word of God. They are ready because they know the promises of God and step out in faith based on their belief in Him. No one can really be ready at the last minute. We must prepare our minds before the intense spiritual battles that lay ahead with the knowledge and application of God’s word.

4.
Weight Watchers Diet and Exercise Budget for 1/13/15
Weight Watchers Diet and Exercise Daily Plan for 1/8/15
WW (Weight Watchers) Food Plan Menu
Morning
Total 6
Midday
Total 14
Evening
Total 13
Anytime
Total 8
Extra Points 7
Total points overall 41

Extra points 49
Extra points used 9
Extra points leftover 40
Total Activity Points 11
Total Activity Points Used 11
Total Activity Point Left 0


Weight Watchers Exercise Plan

Morning
Morning break from exercise

Midday
Neck strengthening exercises
Duration time 12 minutes
Impact: Low
Activity Points 1

Evening
Ab Exercises
Duration time 18 minutes
Impact : Low
Activity points 2

Total time of duration 30 minutes
Total activity points overall  3

5.
Diet and Exercise plans for 1/11/16
Exercise plan for 1/11/16

5 minutes of walking
2 minutes of strength training
3 minutes of dancing

Diet Plan for 1/11/16
Breakfast
7-9 AM
Smoked sausage
2 boiled eggs
Water with lime juice

Lunch
11 AM- 1:30 PM
1 serving of fries
1 cup of soup
Water with lime juice

Dinner
4-5:30 PM
1 cup of soup
6 peanut butter crackers
Water with lime juice

Snacks
Snack 1
10:00 AM
Apple

Snack 2
2:45 PM
Orange

Snack 3
7:00 PM
1 serving of nuts or dried fruit

6.
Groundwork rules plus a reflection for today. 2/5/16
Diet Goals
• Consume 2000 calories or less; consume 1400-2000 calories per day.
• Go to the refrigerator and be patient enough to write a meal plan for the day or week.
• Make sure everyone is included in this plan.
• Make sure the plan is realistic.
• The plan is to follow a realistic schedule.
• Determine if I am really hungry in terms of the foods I eat (per meal).
• Write down trigger foods or drink.
• Read and write down nutrition labels.
• Be specific; write down times, trigger foods, nutrition, meals, and portions.
• Write down number of calories consumed.
• Write down a grocery list that will benefit everyone in the house. Shorten the grocery list.
• Do an inventory.

Exercise Goals
• Consider schedule for week.
• Consider how much time to exercise.
• Consider what exercises I am able to do.
• Consider the time of day when to exercise.
• Consider my mindset period.
• Consider my health.
• Consider if I am in need of equipment for said exercise such as shoes or weights.
• Consider the length of the actual exercise.
• Consider if I am able to exercise that long.
• Consider why I think exercise, in my mind, is still somewhat drudgery.
• Consider what my own motivation is to exercise.
• Consider my emotional and physical state during exercise.                
• Consider how I am supposed to gauge how much work I have done.
• Consider my results and not forget to log them.
• Consider the number of times to exercise per day.

7.
Diet and Exercise plan for 4/16/16
Meal: Breakfast
Time: 10;00 AM
What I ate or drink? Scrambled Cheese eggs, grits, sausage, bacon
Number of calories: A1
How much or number of ounces: 8 oz. water + 32 oz. coffee
Where eaten or drank:  Home
Reflection: A2

Meal: Lunch
Time: 1:20 PM
What I ate or drink? Hamburger + Fries
Number of calories: B1
How much or number of ounces: 12 oz. water + 16 oz. coffee
Where eaten or drank:  Home
Reflection: B3

Meal: Dinner
Time: 4:30 PM
Food consumed: Hamburger
Drink and amount consumed: 12 oz.water
Calories: 400
Where eaten or drunk: Home
Reflection: B1

Meal: Snack 1
Time: 6:00 PM
What I ate or drink? C1
Number of calories: C2
How much or number of ounces: 12 oz. water
Where eaten or drank:  Home
Reflection: C3

Meal: Snack 2
Time: 7:00 PM
What I ate or drink? Apple
Number of calories: 100
How much or number of ounces: 12 oz. water
Where eaten or drank:  Home
Reflection: D1

Daily Totals:
Number of calories: Y1
How much or number of ounces: Y2
Where eaten or drank:  Y3
Overall summary: Y4

Exercise Plan
Time: 6;30 PM
Exercise (s): 10-20 dancing
Mindset: I have a lot of weight to lose, but I wish I knew how much to lose.
Health conditions: PCOS, obesity, bipolar
Equipment and clothing: yes
Reflections: I am just afraid to stay the way that I am.  I wish to change all of that one day at a time.
Motivation: I want to be healthy and stay healthy.  I weigh over 300 pounds.
Calories burned: X=<100
Pulse: Y>=75
Time of exercise: 14 minutes
Exercise once today (including number of sets).

8.
Exercise Plan 1/24-2/7 and reflection
Exercise Plan

1/24  rest

1/25  Zumba, 5 minutes

1/26  rest

1/27  rest

1/28 Cize, 5 minutes

1/29  rest

1/30 weight lifting or strength training, 5 minutes

1/31 rest

2/1  Zumba, 5 minutes

2/2  rest

2/3  rest

2/4  weigh myself, walking, 5 minutes

2/5  rest

2/6  stretching, then walking, 5 minutes

2/7  pilates

9.
Diet and Exercise plan for 4/16/16
Meal: Breakfast
Time: 10;00 AM
What I ate or drink? Scrambled Cheese eggs, grits, sausage, bacon
Number of calories: A1
How much or number of ounces: 8 oz. water + 32 oz. coffee
Where eaten or drank:  Home
Reflection: A2

Meal: Lunch
Time: 1:20 PM
What I ate or drink? Hamburger + Fries
Number of calories: B1
How much or number of ounces: 12 oz. water + 16 oz. coffee
Where eaten or drank:  Home
Reflection: B3

Meal: Dinner
Time: 4:30 PM
Food consumed: Hamburger
Drink and amount consumed: 12 oz.water
Calories: 400
Where eaten or drunk: Home
Reflection: B1

Meal: Snack 1
Time: 6:00 PM
What I ate or drink? C1
Number of calories: C2
How much or number of ounces: 12 oz. water
Where eaten or drank:  Home
Reflection: C3

Meal: Snack 2
Time: 7:00 PM
What I ate or drink? Apple
Number of calories: 100
How much or number of ounces: 12 oz. water
Where eaten or drank:  Home
Reflection: D1

Daily Totals:
Number of calories: Y1
How much or number of ounces: Y2
Where eaten or drank:  Y3
Overall summary: Y4

Exercise Plan
Time: 6;30 PM
Exercise (s): 10-20 dancing
Mindset: I have a lot of weight to lose, but I wish I knew how much to lose.
Health conditions: PCOS, obesity, bipolar
Equipment and clothing: yes
Reflections: I am just afraid to stay the way that I am.  I wish to change all of that one day at a time.
Motivation: I want to be healthy and stay healthy.  I weigh over 300 pounds.
Calories burned: X=<100
Pulse: Y>=75
Time of exercise: 14 minutes
Exercise once today (including number of sets).

I have struggled and struggled some more.  Well, I have written in the last two blogs I have written about action.  The reason why I struggle is because I have often failed to follow what I need to follow.  I am afraid to fail.  Now that I know the reason, how do I overcome that so that the pressure to lose weight and be healthy no longer becomes greater.  I was mentally overwhelmed for a number of reasons.  Deep down, I am also troubled by the lack of success I have made over the years.  This is in part during my struggle to not only make but also follow my plans.  I wonder how other people don't seem to follow those plans.  Should I just start over?  Should I just follow the plans laid out before me above.  I have the plans and the guidelines, so what am I waiting for?