Well, here it is, Weight Loss Challenge Day 10!
Today…well, it’s hard to put into words exactly how I feel. So here it is…day 10 video to explain my feelings today.
I’m doing my best to overcome, be strengthened by it, and continue on my journey to get to a better version of me!
I also put together another awesome Instant Pot meal! Here’s what I did, but I don’t measure anything, so I’ll do my best to describe it. 🙂
Chicken Veggie Soup
- 2lbs chicken breast (pre-cooked in instant pot)
- 4 c. chicken bone broth
- 3 carrots (peeled and chopped)
- 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
- 1 sweet potato (peeled and chopped)
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 2 c. frozen chopped kale
- 1 can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
- oregano, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt and pepper
Put all ingredients in Instant Pot, lock lid and select “soup” setting for 12 minutes. When adding the seasoning, do what is best for you and your family. We like things a little spicy so we do a little more cumin and cayenne pepper.
It was super good, and helped turn my day around a little bit. If I am able to cook without 3 kiddos in my way, then it is pretty therapeutic and helps me to know I’m feeding myself well and healthy.
What are some things you do to strengthen yourself?
I’m gonna be completely real with you…on my journey of truly making a lifestyle change to eating healthy I have discovered that I eat my feelings. I think deep down I already knew that, but the realization came earlier this year. Eating my feelings generally isn’t a conscious thing, it’s just how I was raised and what I continued to live. Feeling sad, mad, angry, hurt…eat some pizza, a cheeseburger, a Chick-fil-A spicy chicken sandwich, some ice cream…that will make it all better! Then I’d finish that food and the feelings of shame and guilt would come over me.
Tonight was one of those moments. I was dealing with feelings and wanted to EAT! It took LOTS of self talk, I mean, let’s face it most of our road blocks with diet and exercise are all mental games we play out in our heads. BUT, I came up with a plan. I called on a few prayer warriors to lift me up in prayer because I knew they would do that without having to know any details. Then I looked around my kitchen and made the conscious choice to not ruin all my hard work and that I would just make a shake for dinner. Ice, Pure Protein Complete mix, a banana, and about 2 tbsp of peanut butter totally hit the spot! AND, prayer lifted those feelings I was struggling with! #iwon #youngliving #journeytoahealthyme#praisethelord
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This video was shared by a friend on Facebook and I fell in love with it.
These girls are AMAZING
It really got me thinking about relationships and how blessed I am by a wonderfully supportive husband. I truly feel incomplete without him and miss him even more when life gets crazy. Like right now I feel we only see each other in passing and handing the kids over from one parent to the other. We are both busy, and trying to take time for just us is sparse. BUT we are going on a Family Date Night tonight in honor of Valentine’s Day, and I know that will be fun. He is my rock and my support, and I couldn’t do this life without him. I know the Lord had His hand in making our paths cross at just the right time in life, and I’m so thankful for my husband.
I also thought about the awesome friendships and church family I have, as well as my own family. Through all the recent hard times with the changes in our family at home, they have been there. They have lifted me up, helped me out, and spoken many words of reassurance that have helped heal my hurt heart. I was able to release the burden unto the Lord knowing full well that He was holding me in the palm of His hand with the kindness and support of all those around me. Taking more time in prayer and study has helped a lot too. When you make God a priority, it’s amazing the blessings He unfolds unto you.
Oils are for everything…even emotions.