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Food Intake Set-backs

My present goal for food intake is the average amount of calories required for a man my height and weight minus 500 calories (I've been told that is pretty aggressive). I've set-up my Fitbit to let me know if I am meeting my total caloric intake goal. I want to have a total caloric intake of about 2,500 calories minus the calories I burn in a day through activities plus the decrease in food intake I have through proper selection of food and portion control. I am pretty confident I blew it yesterday on the food intake goals I've set for myself.

The beauty of trying to control my food intake is that it is a learning process. With it being a learning process it will produce in me self-discipline and mental sharpness. The self-discipline will come-in as I learn what foods are best for me and how to achieve controlling my portion intake of them each day. The mental sharpness will come in as I develop a knowledge base I need to remember what foods have what calories in them as I develop my grocery shopping list.

If one goal of my weight loss is to feel better, there is no reason for me to be in mental anguish when I don't meet my goals for a day or two. This will happen from time to time. Tomorrow is another day and I can take advantage of God's mercy toward me when I overeat. After all, Lamentations 2:22-23 says, "The Lord's kindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness."

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I am an aspiring weight loss coach and currently, I am in learning mode. I thought I would share with you the process of learning I am going through. I'll be sharing my thoughts, relationship with the Lord and how the two interact with what I'm doing for weight loss. This will not be easy for me as I'm not used to disclosing so much about myself so I will need your grace.

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