I feel like there is not anything to report about for week 6 as life seems so normal. However, prior to Faithful Finish Lines I was always working on making BIG changes (e.g. eliminate sugar) instead of small changes (e.g. cut back on the amount of sugar). Small changes are what makes for long lasting success.
This weeks challenge was the 90/10 principle.
90/10 means 90% clean foods and 10% treat foods.
Here is a partial list of clean foods.
- Turkey, Chicken
- Steak, Lean
- Ground Beef, Lean
- All Fruits
- All Vegetable
- Cottage Cheese
Last week I mentioned using dates to deal with the sweet cravings. Dates are on the “Use Sparingly List” but I maybe had no more than 6 a day and some days not even that many. Honey and dark chocolate are also on the “Use Sparingly List.” (UGH!)
I have followed the complete list Sara sent out towards the program’s beginning. I have not been perfect, but as Sara reminded us, it is not about perfection but about progress.
If you are eating 80% processed foods, then try cutting back to 70% processed foods and 30% clean foods. Then cut back on the processed foods a little more each week. If you fail in your plans rest knowing God’ grace will catch you.
Holiday Obstacle Course
Well that’s about all I have to report for Week 6. As I write this, I am in the middle of week 7 and the post for this week will be published on Friday 12/19 – after I finish my Holiday Obstacle Course. What is a Holiday Obstacle Course? It is walking the mall and dodging in and around or leaping over people with a single bound. ;-)
So come back Friday for the Week 7 post which will also serve as a wrap up post as this is the last week of the program.
Live! From Colorado – It’s Faithful Finish Lines!
Speaking of the program – Faithful Finish Lines website went live this week. The next program starts January 5th, 2015. Registration closes January 3rd 2015.
- Use the code FFLJan2015 and get $10 off your registration.
- Also put my name or JoyReturns in the “Friend Who Referred You” box and I will receive 1 month free membership in the FFL Community Forum ($5.00 value).
You have the choice of several online programs. The one I am a part of is now known as the Faithful Finish Lines: Stepping Forward.
I encourage you to sign up for one of the programs. Where else are you going to find a program that is filled with lots of grace and encourages you to move forward even if it is at a snails pace?
*Disclaimer: I was given free access to the Faithful Finish Lines program with the promise of blogging about my experience. I am not receiving payment of any other form and the opinions are mine alone.