As of tomorrow (Thursday) I’ll be celebrating 200 days of Bright Line Eating (BLE). It’s sounds like such a long time, but it has gone by quickly. I’m not sure how to describe the last 100 days except to say that it keeps getting better and better.
What is so significant about the last 100 days you might ask? Not only does it keep getting better and better, it also keeps getting easier and easier. I’ve learned that my biggest weakness is in the grocery store where there’s lots of NMF (not my food) around. Actually, I don’t even call it food. I call it food-like substances. I’ve learned that if I pause and think about what my Indulger often tries to tell me, that I can counter those thoughts and leave the store without the NMF and without the stomach ache later.
I didn’t think it was possible, but I keep feeling better and better. I’m putting food designed by God instead of man into my body every day. My body is definitely appreciating it and making good use of it. It’s jumping up and down in excitement, so to speak.
I am the slowest runner on earth, but Strava keeps telling me after every run that I’m getting better. My number one person to beat every day is myself, and I keep doing that over and over.
Couch to 5K at our local community center kicks into gear next week. This year, I’ve been asked to help coach. I am really excited about this. I know I’m not bringing any great skills to the program, but I do want to encourage others to give running a try. I am definitely that person they can look at and say, “If she can do it, so can I.”
My encouragement to anyone new to BLE or any other program is to stick with it and give it time. I can imagine that most people start BLE as a way to lose weight, but there are so many other benefits as well. I’m glad I’ve stuck to it and am seeing the long-term benefits. Now there are so many reasons to keep on keeping on!
The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; Genesis 2:16