Well, to say I was spoiled this Mother’s Day would be an understatement. Honestly, I was nervous because I wanted to enjoy the Holiday but didn’t want to go over board and binge.

I am very pleased to report that I practiced self-control. All glory to God.

12 weeks in – going into week 13 and it’s easier and easier to say NO to consuming foods that not only upset my stomach but add to the obesity that I am actively fighting.


Cheesecake is one of my favorite treats and it would have been easy for me to eat two whole big slices by myself. This weekend, I took some from each and enjoyed it – didn’t even finish what I took. It was nice to have a sweet sweet treat and I didn’t have any urge to gobble them all down. My girls and Mother happily ate some too.

The yummiest Frappe
Peanut Butter Cupcake

Ladies, we can still enjoy treats here and there. Eating food is not a sin but the reasonings we are eating definitely can be. I was able to spend time this past Mother’s Day weekend, not allowing myself to feel guilty for eating some sweeter things. It was really freeing.

We can say NO to binging. To eating EVERYTHING since we’re eating a little of something “bad.” I used to have that very mentality. “Oh, if I am going to eat one cupcake, I’ll just eat them all and start tomorrow.” This is not healthy for multiple reasons.

We can have a snack, enjoy it, and move on.

We CAN practice self-control.

Still losing weight 🙂
Cooking an Omelet
I eat Taco Salad multiple times a week. It’s my favorite these days.
Pork and Veggies
Breaded chicken and rice with some veggies.
Tilapia Sandwich with Veggies

I am so grateful that I am able to honestly say “I AM NOT DIETING” and still seeing HUGE health benefits to my choices.

I’m not losing weight as fast as I could if I was doing Keto or a diet plan but I refuse to go back down a path of DIETING. It has never worked.

Intermittent Fasting has helped me practice self-control and it works for me.

I exercise 90 min. a day because I am still in the 75 hard challenge.

I am drinking A LOT of water.

I am sleeping more than ever. Going to bed earlier than I ever have and it’s really nice.

I’ll definitely weigh in next week and give an update. I really want to see the 230’s as a personal goal. 🙂

Remember that this journey belongs to the LORD. It’s for His glory that I take care of my body and make hard choices. I want to honor Him with my body and my health.


With Love, Jillian

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