My Weight-Loss Journey Day 13

I started dieting on May 15, 2020. I have been posting that I lost 4 pounds – which is true. I also gained four pounds this week and so undid my progress. But this is not the good news that I want to share with you.

What has got me all excited is that I found out that placing your weight scale on a carpeted surface can add a massive twenty pounds to the weight reading.

I was sharing with my mother how I thought I had gained thirty pounds since being in the hospital back in October of 2019. I Believed this because I bought a scale in January of this year, which told me that I weighed 270 pounds (when I took my weight in my bedroom). This number was confirmed when took my starting weight (also in my bedroom) to document my weight-loss journey on this blog.

During one of the days (I don’t remember which one) since I started dieting, I brought my scale into the bathroom to take my weight without clothes. I thought it would make a few pounds difference. fluke

It made a difference alright. The scale showed I weighed twenty pounds less than my starting weight. I thought it was a fluke since I took the scale back to my bedroom and again saw a weight reading of 270 pounds.

So, my mom gave have me a new scale today. She said that I needed a smooth surface to ensure a proper weight reading. I tested the theory that that the surface beneath the scale effects the weight reading. When I stood on the scale in my bedroom – where the floor is carpeted, the scale showed that I weighed exactly 270 pounds. That was expected.

Then, when I stood on the scale in the bathroom – where the floor is a smooth surface, the scale read 250! OMG, I just lost twenty pounds! What a motivational moment – just as I was starting to get discouraged about gaining four pounds.

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My Fast Track Week One – Day 7

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week one, day 7. My goal is to eat within a 1,500 calorie limit. Next is my daily food memo for day 13 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR MAY 29, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 13

Today’s starting weight at waking: 250 lbs!

AM Notes

Friday Exercise

  • I’m taking the 7 day challenge. This is is my seventh day.
  • Standing and walking at work.

Friday Food & Drinks

Friday Breakfast at 7:45 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Slice of French Toast – 140 calories
  • 1 Pear – 102 calories
  • 1 Stick of Gum – 5 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 247

Friday Morning Break / Snack at 11:30 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Friday Lunch at 1:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Watermelon Juice (8.45 fl oz) – 90 calories
  • 1 Snickers Ice Cream Bar – 250 calories
  • 1/ 2 Beef and Bean Burrito – 340 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 680

Friday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Watermelon Juice (8.45 fl oz) – 90 calories
  • Total Afternoon Break / Snack Calories = 90

Friday Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 0

Friday After Dinner Break / Snack at 8:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 0

Total Calories Consumed: 247 + 0 + 680 + 90 + 0 + 0 = 1,017

1,500 – 1,017 = 483 calories remain as of 9:10 pm

My Friday Water Intake: 3/4 L (25.35 fl oz, close to three 8 oz glasses)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: not scheduled.
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR MAY 29, 2020 ————–

My Daily Food Journal – Day 13

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

Tomorrow’s Goals

Now that I have a more accurate view of my weight, I can adjust my goal to losing to losing 88 pounds. It is as if I skipped a whole month of toiling.

What started out as a bad day at work has turned into an evening of bliss! Not only am I mentally twenty pounds lighter – which definitely effects my seelf-esteem, today I found out that something important to me that I applied for was approved!

There is sunshine on the horizon and I feel great!

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day 12

I started dieting on May 15, 2020. I have lost and gained 4 pounds since beginning this journey.

My Psych Teacher Business Plan

So, I’m writing a business plan for My Psych Teacher University, operated by My Psych Teacher, LLC. To start, I am working on the organizational definition.

Read the following and comment on this post to tell me what you think. What suggestions do you have? Is it readable? Does it make sense? Are you starting to understand the vision? Keep in mind that this definition is under construction.

1.0 Executive Summary

cropped-istockphoto-658223374-612x612-2.jpgMy Psych Teacher University (MPTU) is a fully online educational community offering flexible interactive courses in psychology, specializing in mental health and other topics under the umbrella of psychology. Our courses help students transform their mental health journey from anywhere in the world at their own pace. It is innovative and impactful learning in a collaborative environment offering a dynamic and constantly-evolving course catalog.

We are inspired by a love of teaching, the desire to reach home bound students in the wake of COVID 19, and the will to empower those coping with mental illness to achieve mental health.

Not only is this a good fit for us as a connoisseurs of mental health services, it is extremely timely with students taking to online learning everyday as COVID 19 has closed schools across the nation and around the world. These students are part of our worldwide target market, which includes students coping with mental illness and the service providers who guide them.

The ultimate goal of My Psych Teacher University is to develop well-rounded psychology scholars (equipped to lead and serve in the world today), by being a one-stop university for all mental health needs, including courses, resources, therapist referrals, teletherapy,  professional psychology licensing, etc., but at this time MPTU mainly offers private mental health education. MPTU is positioned as a low-cost university with excellent courses and educational opportunities.

1.1 Objectives

The objectives over the next three years for My Psych Teacher University (MPTU) are the following:

  • Achieve enrollment revenues of approximately $2.1 million by year three.
  • Expand by offering accredited, two and four year degree granting programs.
  • Become the low cost provider of comprehensive mental health education services in the online teaching and learning space.

1.2 Mission

The mission of My Psych Teacher University is to provide high quality, convenient and comprehensive mental health education courses at the lowest cost. The most important aspect of mental health education is empowerment. It is the goal of MPTU to have graduates of our programs with the highest recovery rates of any other competitor in the field of mental health services providers and to exploit that reputation to create greater market share.

My Psych Teacher accomplishes its mission in adherence to the following purposes:

  • Providing a variety of mental-health-focused programs and services;
  • Empowering students to grow where they are planted, through a non-traditional curriculum delivery method; and
  • Offering courses, programs and services that meet students’ needs and prepare them for success in psychology and mental health related roles.

1.3 Keys to Success

My Psych Teacher University stands at a pivotal moment in its brief history. Having achieved an enviable following in it’s first week of existence, the company is ready to expand into the online universe. The firm plans to launch it’s first full semester in the Fall of 2020.

The keys to success over the next three years for MPTU are as follows:

  • Lower costs so that the company’s gross margin increases to 66%.
  • Appoint a cost control officer for each of the new course departments who is responsible to the president and general manager.
  • Institute a comprehensive cost reduction program throughout the company.
  • Strengthen and pursue partnerships and strategic alliances with suppliers so as to further reduce costs.
  • Aggressively pursue contracts with organizations who need our services such as colleges, high schools and mental health agencies.

2.0 Company Summary

My Psych Teacher University was started by a single tutor / teacher – our current founder, Shenica Graham. She saw an untapped potential in the mental health education industry.  This potential was in creating a new low cost position while maintaining competitiveness with larger more established companies on quality.

This strategy would be created through strategic alliances and partnerships with students, teachers, psychologists and psychiatrists with diverse demographics from around the world. The company has seen steady growth in a mature market, which testified to the firm’s viable brand and social media strategy.

2.1 Company History

The company was founded when Shenica Graham, a longtime psychology student and freelance writer of educational content online, sought to go into the psychology teaching business for herself. At the time, there was no low-cost leader in the mental health education industry that was providing comprehensive high-quality mental health education with the most modern teaching techniques (including streaming online courses and live virtual classrooms). This presented an awesome opportunity.

During the past week, MPTU has shown steady growth on social media, and seen a number of new followers. The key to low-cost leadership in this field is through special relationships with students, teachers, mental health professionals, and the mentally challenged.

2.2 Company Locations and Facilities

The company has its original website at http://mypsychteacher.com.

2.3 Company Ownership

The company has one investor, an employee of the the firm. She owns 100% or 1,000 privately owned shares of the company. My Psych Teacher University is incorporated in the state of Iowa and obliged to perform under that state’s rules. By the rules of the company’s charter, no investor can trade, sell or dispose of any shares without first informing the board of directors.

My Psych Teacher University is presently seeking to find new investors to help offset the expenses of its planned expansion. The strategy entails a further issuance of 500 shares to these new shareholders.

3.0 Services *

My Psych Teacher University offers a wide range of services as outlined in the detailed sections below. It is ultimately the  goal of MPtU to develop well-rounded psychology scholars (equipped to lead and serve in the world today), by being a one-stop university for all mental health needs, including courses, resources, therapist referrals, teletherapy,  professional psychology licensing, etc. In this way the company could offer greater perceived value for the customer that he or she could use for their entire mental health career.
The industry is highly competitive with suppliers having a great deal of power in setting and negotiating the prices of their products and services to online schools. In addition, because the customers see the service as undifferentiated and a “commodity” with little value separation between competitors, buyer power is also very high. Finally, the barriers to entry are moderately low, and the large number of competitors in this field, including substitutes (such as in house training at institutions like high schools), mean that the pricing for such services are very competitive. The only way to have an advantage in this industry is a low-cost leadership principal applied aggressively to all aspects of the business.

My Psych Teacher University will hire trained and certified instructors who will provide all of the teaching services.

3.1 Service Description *

My Psych Teacher University provides a wide range of courses and services. These include:

  • Adult and teen oriented anytime online classes for the busy and working individual.
  • High school programs for school districts that do not have their own in-house services.
  • Internet safe courses.
  • Certification courses.
  • Brush up courses.

Each course requires that the student purchase their own reading and studying material and can last up to sixteen weeks for the beginner student. Other courses range from two to eight weeks. Instructors are required to have a certain number of hours each week made available for student questions and issues.

3.2 Competitive Comparison *

The online education industry is highly competitive. Each company within this field has high capital costs, low margins, and a high intensity of competition.

Online learning suppliers have a great deal of power in setting and negotiating the prices of their products and services to online schools. This is due to the fact that the suppliers who absorb the greatest amounts of cash from online schools include these top-ten selected by the eLearning Industry for 2016:

  1. SweetRush
  2. EI Design
  3. Allen Interactions
  4. Allen Comm
  5. Pulse Learning
  6. Obsidian
  7. G-Cube
  8. Designing Digitally
  9. Learnnovators
  10. CommLab India

BusinessWire reports that TutorGroup is worth $1 billion. TutorGroup is the largest English language online education platform in the world.

These companies are more consolidated than the mental health school industry, have deeper pockets, an almost limitless number of substitute customers, and finally they are the single most important supplier to MPTU’s industry.

Therefore, these companies can set whatever price they wish to. It will be MPTU’s strategy to ease this issue by forming special partnerships with potential suppliers through symbiotic relationships and to seek new and unorthodox ways to acquire such supplies. For instance, the company now has an excellent relationship with …, Which provides us with a discount on all fuel purchased. In turn, we provide the company with an expanded avenue of online marketing.

In addition, because the customers see the service as undifferentiated and a “commodity” with little value separation between competitors, buyer power is also very high. Market research conducted between May and … 2020 shows that although the quality and services of online education companies can vary quite a bit, the customer does not perceive this as a serious issue when seeking online education services. In fact, there is still a significant portion of the population that learns from informal sources such as relatives. Additionally, the costs of our services are not cheap, and buyers are willing to search for the most favorable combination of price and acceptable service.

The barriers to entry and exit are moderately low in this industry. Switching costs are virtually non-existent and the costs to entry and exist in the market are low. However, the advantages of producing at high volume and reaping the benefits of economies of scale are quite attractive. Once MPTU becomes a regional player, these economies of scale will work toward the company’s advantage.

The large number of competitors in this field, including substitutes such as in house training at institutions like high schools, mean that the pricing for such services are very competitive. The only way to have an advantage in this industry is a low-cost leadership principal applied aggressively to all aspects of the business.

3.3 Fulfillment

My Psych Teacher University will hire duly trained and certified instructors to provide teaching services.

3.4 Technology

The Internet has revolutionized our abilities to teach. MPTU will remain on the cutting edge by instituting the use of virtual classrooms and remotely Web-accessed study material. The company will continue to seek and implement innovative ways to provide a convenient and more effective teaching environment through technology. The virtual classroom is trending now; and we are positioning ourselves to be the first who will provide such services in the niche of psychology.

3.5 Future Services

4.0 Market Analysis Summary

Just about every individual in the world his needs mental health education at one point or another in their lives. Therefore the potential market for MPTU consists of every person age 18 and above who has an internet connection. We segment this market into a series of groups based on their individual needs and differing demographics. These segments are:

  • Beginner students. Newly diagnosed mental health patients who need to be educated about their condition.
  • Required students. Mental Health patients under court order.
  • Mental health service provider students. Psychologists, counselors, psychiatrists, and other experiences mental health professionals.

Each of these groups has different needs based on mental health and educational experience. They are detailed in the market segmentation section.

4.1 Market Segmentation

Each group has different needs based on mental health and educational experience. Many of our adult learners can only devote time for mental health education at lunch hours and in the evenings when they are not working. We have built classes that meet this need.

For our all of our students, the majority of whom are a diagnosed with a mental illness, we offer online courses that are accessible at anytime during the day or night.

Finally, our mental health professionals segment will require more  technical courses that are comparatively the most detailed and that last the longest.

4.2 Service Business Analysis

This section is covered in the Competitive Comparison section of the Plan.

4.2.1 Competition and Buying Patterns

This industry is highly seasonal. Most of our students attend classes during the fall or spring, with winter being the slowest months. The summer sees a good number of students seeking our services, but not as many as in spring or fall.

Most consumers of mental health education services find their provider via some form of referral, such as another education institution, the state directory of providers, word of mouth, social media, or something else. For this reason, MPTU strives to make as many contacts in the global community as possible.

4.2.2 Main Competitors

Our main competitors are these top-ten selected by the eLearning Industry for 2016:

  1. SweetRush
  2. EI Design
  3. Allen Interactions
  4. Allen Comm
  5. Pulse Learning
  6. Obsidian
  7. G-Cube
  8. Designing Digitally
  9. Learnnovators
  10. CommLab India

BusinessWire reports that TutorGroup is worth $1 billion. TutorGroup is the largest English language online education platform in the world.

4.2.3 Business Participants *

The online education industry is fragmented into two types of businesses. The largest group consist of the “mom and pop” type of company that is very local, with low capitalization, and ranges in quality of education from poor to excellent.

The other group consists of a very few regional or national companies such as …  School and …. These competitors are well funded, have excellent facilities and offer high quality services. services

The two companies noted above are MPTU’s major competitors in the Iowa area. These companies often try to buy out smaller competitors and therefore consolidate the market.

Why My Psych Teacher?

Did you know that 5 percent of adults 18 years or older experience mental illnesses in any one year? That equates to 43.8 million people according to Mental Health First Aid.

In the United States alone, 4 percent of adults have one mental health disorder. Six percent have three or more disorders – as does our founder. That amounts to major challenges when it comes to occupational opportunities.

Our classes teach practical skills to decrease the prevalence of debilitating symptoms of mental illness and promote maintenance skills for mental health. We make the mind work for you! Enroll in a My Psych Teacher course and learn real solutions for real life today!

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My Fast Track Week One – Day 6

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week one, day 6. My goal is to eat within a 1,500 calorie limit. Next is my daily food memo for day 12 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR MAY 28, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 12

Today’s starting weight at waking: 267 lbs. I have lost 4 lbs since beginning this blog.

AM Notes

Monday Exercise

  • I’m taking the 7 day challenge. This is is my sixth day.
  • Standing and walking at work.

Monday Food & Drinks

Thursday Breakfast at 7:45 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 2 Slices of French Toast – 280 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 280

Thursday Morning Break / Snack at 11:15 am

  • 1 L of Watermelon Juice (33.8 fl oz) – 360 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 360

Thursday Lunch at 1:41 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Snickers Ice Cream Bar – 250 calories
  • 24 corn Chips – 640 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 890

Thursday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Afternoon Break / Snack Calories = 0

Thursday Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • 1 Value Meal from Burger King –  1,000 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 1,000

Thursday After Dinner Break / Snack at 8:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 0

Total Calories Consumed: 280 + 360 + 890 + 0 + 1,000 + 0 = 2,530

2,500 – 2,530 = I am 30 calories over my limit as of 6:00 pm

My Thursday Water Intake: 1 L (33.8 fl oz, close to four 8 oz glasses)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: 8:45 am – 1:40 pm
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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My Daily Food Journal – Day 12

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

Tomorrow’s Goals

After not counting my calories for the past two days, I can see how not paying attention let me go way past healthy eating. I gained back the four pounds I had lost and went over my calorie limit today by 30 points. No more slacking. It’s time to revv up this program. I am skipping the last day of week one And the full second week wherein I allow 2,500 and 2,000 calories a day respectively. I’m going straight to the week three fast track. Here’s a reminder of what that looks like.

My Fast Track Week Three Changes to Week Two

For the next full week of my Fast Track (now my weight-loss journey days 12 to 18), I am also going to change my fasting regimen.

My meals for week three will be during breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours, with no snacks before or after a meal. My goal is to eat within a 1,500 calorie per day limit. I will use my lunch hour for devotional time.

I am only going to weigh myself at the end of the week. So this will be a big reveal to show how much weight I can lose in one week.

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Follow my weight loss journey from the beginning on Facebook. Read My Weight-Loss Journey Day 11. Read My Weight-Loss Journey Day 13. View my weight-loss journey in pictures on Google Photos. Hungry? Check out my cookbook for some awesome recipes!

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day 11

I started dieting on May 15, 2020. I have lost 4 pounds since beginning this journey. Today I spent over fifteen hours updating three of my websites. I got carried away and did not eat at my regular times. I had some snacks but did not record my calories. I did not keep my food diary either. I spent most of the day working on this…

Are you ready to begin today’s devotional? Let’s begin with an inspirational message. Watch MORNING BLESSINGS | Morning Prayer To Start Your Day – 1 Hour Morning Inspiration to Motivate You

Bible Basis

May Book Read From Read To Devotional
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Key people

Here is a list of key people found in today’s reading (in order of appearance) with bios from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

  • Jehoram of Judah. The fifth king of Judah, and the son of king Jehoshaphat. He took the throne at the age of 32 and reigned for 8 years (2 Kings 8:172 Chronicles 21:20), although he was ill during his last two years (2 Chronicles 21:18-19).
  • Jehu. The son of Nimshi, whom the Lord had anointed to destroy the house of Ahab.
  • Ahaziah. Youngest son of Jehoram.
  • Athaliah. A daughter of Ahab and the mother of Ahaziah – son of Jehoram.
  • Jehoshabeath. A daughter of Jehoram, former the King of Judah – the sister of Ahaziah and wife of Jehoiada.
  • Jehoiada. A priest. The husband of Jehoshabeath.
  • Zibiah. The mother of King Joash – son of Ahaziah.

Today’s Devotional

No self-respecting person wants to admit that he would “sell his own soul” for the right price. Yet to God when one is “sold out” to sin, it is the same difference between holy and unholy. What good would it be to have the wealth of Kings and live a life such that no one would even miss you if you were gone? That is exactly what happened to Jehoram in today’s reading.

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36

Jehoram Succeeds Jehoshaphat in Judah

Jehoram became King of Judah at age 32, following the death of his father Jehoshaphat, who was King of Israel. Jehoram was the first of six brothers born to his father. His brothers’ names were Azariah, Jehiel, Zechariah, Azaryahu, Michael, and Shephatiah.

Their father gave them many gifts of silver, gold, and valuable things, in addition to fortified cities in Judah; but he gave the kingdom to Jehoram because he was the firstborn. II Chronicles 21:3 AMP

After securing his throne, Jehoram sought to destroy any possible threats to his reign. He did so by a bloody massacre, killing all six of his brothers and some leaders who were in Israel.

Jehoram reigned for eight years. He was married to the daughter of Ahab and was as wicked as his father-in-law. Jehoram made the people of Judah worship idols (II Chronicles 21:3).

While Jehoram thought he would get away with murder, something else was forthcoming. He received a letter from Elijah the prophet, saying sickness and disaster were to follow (II Chronicles 21:12-14).

18 After all this, the Lord struck Jehoram with an incurable intestinal disease. 19 Now it came about in the course of time, at the end of two years, that his intestines came out because of his disease and he died in excruciating pain. And his people did not make a funeral fire to honor him, like the fire for his fathers. 20 Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years; and he departed with no one’s regret (sorrow). They buried him in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings II Chronicles 21:18-20 AMP

Despite Jehoram’s evil ways, God remained faithful to the covenant which He had made with David.

… and because He had promised to give a lamp to him and to his sons forever. II Chronicles 21:7b AMP

People Revolt Against The Rule of Judah

Four peoples revolted against Judah during Jehoram’s reign.

  • Edom. Revolted and set up a king over themselves (II Chronicles 21:8). Consequently, Jehoram took warriors and slaughtered the Edomites (II Chronicles 21:9)
  • Libnah. Revolted because Jehoram abandoned (turned away from) the Lord God of his fathers (II Chronicles 21:10)AMP
  • Philistines and Arabs. This band of raiders (II Chronicles 22:1) revolted and took everything in the King’s palace, including Jehoram’s wives. They killed all of Jehoram’s sons, leaving only his youngest son, Jehoahaz (Ahaziah).

Ahaziah Succeeds Jehoram in Judah

After Jehoram’s sickly death, his only surviving son was made King of Judah at age 22. Ahaziah’s mother’s name was Athaliah. She was a granddaughter of Omri. Ahaziah had a very short reign lasting a single year in Jerusalem. He followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps.

He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother was his adviser [and she encouraged him] to act wickedly. So he did evil in the sight of the Lord like the house of Ahab, for they were his advisers after the death of his father, resulting in his destruction. II Chronicles 22:3-4 AMP

Ahaziah’s Downfall

Ahaziah was hiding in Samaria when he was captured, brought to Jehu, and murdered. His death was not just an untimely attack, it was a recompense for his father’s and his forefathers’ evil doings. God appointed Jehu to exact punishment on the house of Ahab.

But the downfall of Ahaziah was ordained by God, in that he went to Joram (Jehoram). For when he arrived there he went out [as an ally] with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom the Lord had anointed to destroy the house of Ahab. II Chronicles 22:7 AMP

In the course of punishing the Ahab’s descendants, Jehu killed the leaders of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah’s murdered brothers (II Chronicles 22:8). Jehu’s men did not leave Ahaziah”a body unburied like a common criminal. They honored his grandfather Jehoshaphat by burying him, remembering Jehoshaphat’s walk with the Lord. It showed thatdespite the consequences of evil living, a person can still reap the benefits of a praying grandpa (II Chronicles 22:9).

Athaliah’s Revenge and Deposition

Now when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she rose and destroyed all the royal family of the house of Judah. II Chronicles 22:7 AMP

Women’s names are rarely seen in the Bible. If they are, they likely denote contribution of something substantial to the narrative. In today’s reading, we meet 1.) Athaliah, a daughter of Ahab and the mother of Ahaziah – son of Jehoram; 2.) Jehoshabeath, daughter of Jehoram, former the King of Judah – the sister of Ahaziah and wife of the Priest, Jehoiada; and 3.) Zibiah, the mother of Joash – son of Ahaziah.

When Athaliah determined to kill the King’s sons, Ahaziah’s sister Jehoshabeath had a plan of her own to preserve the royal lineage. She stole Joash, the infant son of Ahaziah, from among the Kong’s sons. Jehoshabeath hid Joash and his nurse in the house (temple) of God, away from his grandmother, Athaliah. Consequently, Joash survived the death of his kin.

God can allow you to be cloaked from “what should have happened.” I am a witness that the circumstances surrounding your existence are not necessarily the predictors of your destiny.

While Joash was hidden for six years in the temple chamber, Athaliah reigned over the land; but that is not the end of this story. In the seventh year, Jehoiada gathered the captains of Judah, and the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the heads of the households of the fathers (ancestors) in Israel, and they came to Jerusalem and waged a coup d’etat against Athaliah.

Then all the assembly made a covenant in the house of God with the king [that is, with the child Joash, to overthrow Athaliah by proclaiming his sovereignty]. And Jehoiada [the priest] said to them, “Behold, the king’s son [Joash] shall reign, as the Lord has said in regard to the sons of David. II Chronicles 23:3 AMP

Jehoiada charged a third of the gathered host who were the Priests and Levites, to be gatekeepers. A second third he charged to keep watch at the king’s palace; and the remaining third he charged to keep the Gate of the Foundation. The Levites were to  surround Joash with their weapons drawn to kill anyone who should break through the ranks of the guard to get near Joash.

11 Then they brought out the king’s son and put the crown on him, and gave him the testimony [a copy of the Mosaic Law] and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him and said, “Long live the king!” II Chronicles 23:11 AMP

Athaliah heard the people rejoicing and blowing trumpets, and singing with their musical instruments praising the King in the House of the Lord. She had to know what all th at was about. When she entered the temple, “King Joash” was at the entrance, standing beside his pillar with the captains and trumpeters.

Then Athaliah tore her clothes and cried, “Treason! Treason! II Chronicles 23:13 AMP

They captured Athaliah and put her to death at the entrance of the Horse Gate of the king’s palace as the priest had said, “Do not let her be put to death in the temple of the Lord.” 

Reforms Carried Out and The Temple Repaired

Then Jehoiada caused the people to return to serving God from idol worship. They tore down the house of Baal and killed its priest in front of theaters of the idol god. Jehoiada restored the Levitical order of priests to offer the burnt offerings into the Lord according to the Law of Moses, with rejoicing and singing in accordance with the order of David.

Jehoiada restricted temple entrance to ceremonially, spiritually clean persons such as the Priests. He returned King Joash to his palace home; and all of the people rejoiced. So there was peace after Athaliah was deposed.

Joash was seven years old when he finally became king, and he reigned for forty years in Jerusalem. Unlike his athers, Joash started out doing what was right in the sight of the Lord. He remained faithful all the days of Jehoiada the priest [his uncle]. He had two wives and children. Later, Joash decided to restore the house (temple) of the Lord. Although the Levites did not act quickly on this project, a tax was imposed and the temple was repaired (II Chronicles 24:8-14).

Jehoiada was a hundred and thirty years old when he died. He was buried in the City of David among the King, in tribute to his good and holy life.

Spiritual Relapse and Murders of Jehoiada’s Son

After the death of Jehoiada, the people of Judah and Jerusalem returned to their idolatrous ways, serving the God Asherim and other idols, and kindling the wrath of God for their sin and guilt.

In keeping with His forgiving nature, God sent prophets to lead them back to the Lord. Though these prophets testified against Judah and Jerusalem, the people did not adhere to the warnings. In fact, they stoned the prophet Zechariah (son of Jehoiada) to death for his message.

20 Then the Spirit of God came over Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, and he stood above the people and said to them, “This is what God has said: ‘Why do you transgress the commandments of the Lord so that you cannot prosper? Because you have abandoned (turned away from) the Lord, He has also abandoned (turned away from) you.’” 21 So they conspired against Zechariah and stoned him [to death] at the command of the king, in the courtyard of the house of the Lord22 Thus Joash the king did not remember the kindness which Jehoiada, Zechariah’s father, had shown him, but he murdered his son. And when Zechariah was dying, he said, “May the Lord see this and require an accounting!” II Chronicles 24:20-22 AMP

Aram Invades and Defeats Judah

Like his grandfather, Joash thought murder’s recompense would escape him. Instead, later that year, Arameans (Syrian) army invaded Judah and Jerusalem with a surprisingly small army (because they were empowered by God’s vengeance), killing all of the leaders and sending their spoil to the king of Damascus.

In the end, Joash was murdered by conspirators among his own servants in retaliation for the death of Jehoiada.

Reflection

The consequences of sin can be brutal. While we have time on this earth, it behooves us to build up a record of good deeds an karma so that our lives may speak for us when nothing else will.


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My Weight-Loss Journey Day 10

I started dieting on May 15, 2020. I have lost 4 pounds since beginning this journey. Today I want to work on establishing my new online courses business.

Introducing My Psych Teacher

We’re off and running. You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Yesterday, I applied for an LLC. It should go through in a few weeks. I decided to expand the business from selling a few courses to becoming an online university specializing in psychology education. I have some experience creating such a robust website.

Course Catalog

I have begun creating content for two mental health and wellness courses. I plan to launch these and other courses created by then, in time for the Fall 2020 semester. Here is what I’ve developed so far.

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My Psych Teacher University Online

Mental Health and Wellness Courses

“The experience I have had is that once you start talking about [experiencing a mental health struggle], you realize that actually you’re part of quite a big club.” — Prince Harry

According to the World Health Organization, mental wellness is defined as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”

The Mental Health and Wellness Department at My Psych Teacher offers scholarship and training for and about mental health and wellness. Learn about disorders and treatment, self-help, and life-changing programs. Successful students earn a course completion certificate. Our online courses provide an interactive curriculum that is comparable to instructor-led online courses offered at the college level.

All courses are currently under construction. Next enrollment date: Monday, August 3, 2020. Scroll down to browse upcoming courses.


Dear Brain: Writing Your Way to Mental Health and Wellness

In this 8-week online course, students will write responses to various textbook and hands-on activities in order to develop mental health and wellness. The class culminates in the writing of an autobiographical essay which can be later developed into a book-length manuscript. Read Course Overview


Mission Makeover: Lose Weight and Keep It Off

In this 8-week online course, students will develop a personal weight-loss program by responding to various textbook and hands-on activities. The key to this course is keeping an honest and accurate weight-loss journal to chronicle starting issues (such as beginning weight), progress, setbacks, triumphs, and final results. Read Course Overview

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My Fast Track Week One – Day 4

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week one, day 4. My goal is to eat within a 2,500 calorie limit. Next is my daily food memo for day 10 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR MAY 26, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 10

Today’s starting weight at waking: 267 lbs. I have lost 4 lbs since beginning this blog.

AM Notes

  • Take morning meds.
  • Take daily vitamins. I take a Nutrilite Women’s Pack everyday.
  • Post daily devotional.
  • Write the Word of The Week.
  • Manage Courses.
  • Get creative.
  • Note today’s work schedule: 1:30 pm – 5:40 pm.
  • I’m taking a personal dieting day off. No calorie counting. I need to release some pressure. I will get back on track tomorrow. I need to release some pressure.

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: 8:45 am – 1:40 pm
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR MAY 26, 2020 ————–

My Daily Journal – Day 10

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

Tomorrow’s Goals

I want to work on .

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day 9

I started dieting on May 15, 2020. I have lost 4 pounds since beginning this journey. Today I want to work on developing my spiritual health.

My Spiritual Health Program

I will re-commence my Bible studies and publishing of my daily devotionals. I used to be an avid Bible reader and writer. I think returning to my roots will help ground me as I face my mental illness.s

Maximizing Bible Study

Here is an excerpt from my blog at wiseeku.

The Bible (Word of God) is an authoritative source. Have you said to yourself a thousand times that you would read the entire Bible? Witness to your friends or family? Maybe even work in ministry? Do you ever think to yourself that someone else is so knowledgeable because they can quote scriptures as if they were song lyrics from your favorite radio station or CD?

Biblical knowledge does not take genius. It takes initiative. Thereafter, God is available to provide understanding. In 2 Timothy 2:15 we read, Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. (KJV) From the Word, we derive examples provoking thoughtful meditation and tools for practical Christian living.

Begin with prayer. Ask God for understanding. He is the author. Ask for His wisdom. Make a plan to read the entire Bible. Some say only the New Testament is relevant. Others believe in Old Testament exhortations (like tithing) but do not accept the statute of liberty established by Christ.

Read the entire Bible if you have not already done so (and if you have, read it again). Your goal of reading the Bible in its entirety is not to “finish the book” like a novel. When you understand the purpose of studying, you may recognize the importance of getting the whole truth. The purpose is to:

  • Add context to “snippets” – good sayings derived from Biblical principles, and you need to know where to find them);
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  • Guard you from false interpretations (Matthew 7:15) – intentionally bad intel or direct quotes taken out of context to “prove” false concepts;
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  • Improve your skill in weilding the Word for harvest (Matthew 9:37-38) – If you’ve ever thought witnessing was difficult… keep studying. Labourers in the harvest are often the result of much communication with God. If you are not hearing Him speak to you about ministry, read more;
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  • Edify the body of Christ (Romans 14:19 (http://bible.cc/romans/14-19.htm) ) – think about how your knowledge of the Word may help others who need a better understanding.
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  • Prove your “salt” (Matthew 5:13 (http://bible.cc/matthew/5- ) in God’s service as a workman without need to be ashamed. What good is all the “smarts” if you can not pass the test? If God asked you today, why you believe what you believe, what would you say? Would you even have an answer?”
  • Prepare you for “sonship” (John 1:12). Spiritual Sonship is a special relationship with God – it is not about being a male child. Sonship is the ability to manifest the promises of God. If you are going to manifest the promises, shouldn’t you know what they are?

Join a Bible-based study in a group. Groups are particularly effective to maximize Bible study when you are beginning this chapter in your spiritual growth. You have the opportunity to ask questions and get feeback from others. You may find others with the same or similar questions you seek answers for. Remember that being part of a group does not limit you to group study. While your group may meet on set days at a specific time, God is always available when you are! Open a dialogue with Him throughout the week, even when you are not in class.

See yourself in communication with your Creator. When you understand that God is not a dictator, you can open your mind to receive the relationship that God wants to have with you, rather than waiting for what He will do “about you” because you are not in communication with Him.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: II Timothy 3:16 KJV

When you read the Bible, you are reading the conversation of God. You become part of the conversation by seeking understanding of what is communicated, through prayer. Change the way you think about Bible study. While you may research a specific topic (i.e. the Trinity, or salvation or tribulation, etc.)- if you view this academia as strictly fact reporting, your responsibility is to be objective. When you study the Bible as an infallible source of authority, it follows that when other sources contradict the Word, you will accept the Bible.

If you still think you are objective, it may be the source of difficulty in applying the Word to your life. It will be understandably difficult to use principles you only see as a “good idea” and not as “necessity.” Therefore, do not approach your Bible study as mere fact-gathering. Think of it as mentorship. You are a student of the apostles. You are a student of the world’s greatest humanitarian: Christ.

True Bible study is apprenticeship. You are a student of the Most High God

View the Bible as relevant and relatable. If you regard the Bible as an ancient source of one-way dictation to your present-day interpretation, you block various levels of application by dismissing the Word as out-of-date. (After all, it was written long before you read it.) Not accepting the Scriptures as currently relevant will lead you to seek other sources first, in your search for practical life-tools. A simple self-test is to honestly think about the last time you shared the Word with someone. Did you find yourself apologizing for words that only applied to “Bible days?” When are Bible daysIf you take up your cross, today is your Bible day.

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My Fast Track Week One – Day 3

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week one, day 3. My goal is to eat within a 2,500 calorie limit. Next is my daily food memo for day 9 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR MAY 25, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 9

Today’s starting weight at waking: 267 lbs. I have lost 4 lbs since beginning this blog.

AM Notes

Monday Exercise

  • I’m taking the 7 day challenge. This is is my fourth day.
  • Standing and walking at work from 1:30 pm – 5:40 pm.

Monday Food & Drinks

Midnight Snack at 12:24 am

  • 2 Cups of Fresh Fruit – 200 calories
  • Total Midnight Snack Calories = 200

Monday Breakfast at 8:30 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 0

Monday Morning Break / Snack at 10:30 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 0

Monday Lunch at 12:24 pm

  • 2 Cups of Fresh Fruit – 200 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 232

Monday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:30 pm

  • 10 Pcs of Bit-O-Honey – 260 calories
  • 10 LifeSavers Wint O Green Mints – 150 calories
  • Total Afternoon Break / Snack Calories = 410

Monday Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • 2 Pkgs of Peanut M&Ms –  500 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 500

Monday After Dinner Break / Snack at 8:30 pm

  • 2 Cups of Fresh Fruit – 200 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 200

Total Calories Consumed: 200 + 0 + 0 + 232 + 410 + 500 + 200 = 1,542

2,500 – 1,542 = 958 calories remain as of 8:30 pm

My Monday Water Intake: 1 L (33.8 fl oz, close to four 8 oz glasses)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: 8:45 am – 1:40 pm
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR MAY 25, 2020 ————–

My Daily Food Journal – Day 9

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

Tomorrow’s Goals

I want to work on establishing my new online courses business.

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My Weight-Loss Journey Day 8

I started dieting on May 15, 2020. I have lost 3 pounds since beginning this journey. Today I want to work on developing my financial health.

My Financial Health Program

An abridged except from wiseeku.wordpress.com.

Money Matters

Whatever finance you have, use a ten, ten, ten, seventy rule: 1.) tithe ten percent; 2.) save ten percent; 3.) pay yourself ten percent; 4.) use the remaining seventy percent wisely.

If you have no financial background, take a class on money management. Learn how to properly balance a checkbook. Learn how to reconcile you own bank statement. Keep receipts when you make purchases. Understand how the money flow works.

Educate your children and family about money. Many youth graduate high school without knowing how to balance a checkbook. Many also ruin their credit worthiness with credit cards and other financial tools simply because they are uneducated. Take charge of your family’s financial well-being.

What Is Tithing?

I believe God can do more with a nickel back from the grocery store, than I can with any greater purse. No matter how I tried to circumvent God’s perfect plan (Malachi 3:10) in days of ignorance, He always showed himself to be the omnipotent, omniscient God, to whom all wealth belongs and it is at His very command.

I now believe it is my responsibility to not just speak, but to do what I believe – (because the Almighty God has proven himself on numerous occasions, like when I nearly died of starvation at age sixteen – and now I am forty-two – and that is just one example). Read Joshua 24:14-15.

A tithe (plural tithes) is literally, one-tenth part. In Christianity, tithing is usually giving or paying of the increase from profit. It sounds simple enough. So what is all the hype about? Bible scholars disagree. In Christianity, proponents of tithing affirm that it is an exhortation supported by Old Testament scripture and is not an out of date practice as opponents purport. Opponents of tithing argue that while tithing is expounded in the Old Testament, it is not a topic of exhortation in the New Testament – nor is it so much as mentioned at all.

With no definitive answer on the question of tithing today, how do you determine whether or not you should participate? No doubt you have heard the words of Malachi 3:10-12 in support of tithing. Remember? Now, ask yourself if you believe the Bible. If you answered, “Yes,” keep reading. If you answered, “No,” keep reading because I already cashed the bonus! (If you did not smile, rinse and repeat). A perhaps less quoted, yet valuable insight is in the single verse, II Timothy 3:16: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (KJV)

Whether you believe the New Testament is “missing something” for lack of reiterating an Old Testament truth, or you think the Old Testament is a history lesson to be learned and not forgotten, if you believe the Bible, you may agree with II Timothy 3:16.

Now, ask yourself if you believe God. Exactly. Whether you answered, “Yes,” or, “No,” you have your heart’s reply to the “do” or do not question. If all scripture is profitable, it follows that if you partake in tithing with the mindset that you are fulfilling the Gospel according to Malachi 3:10, it is neither a question of the Old or New Testament, nor of the person receiving the tithe, as to whether it is a necessary practice. The “…Prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts,…” should be enough to get your motor running!

There are several promises linked to tithing. One of the benefits of faith in God, is the ability to stand on His promises. Even if the skeptics are right about tithing not being mentioned in the new Testament, God made a promise. You can take it to the bank

Whose Money Is It?

When the Bible says, “… thus saith the Lord,” Just say, Amen. If you tithe with the proper heart condition (cheerful giving), understanding that God is the only one who can give you a return of 30, 60 and 100 fold (Mark 4:20) more than you gave, you will understand that the important question is not who gets the (seed) money – the important question is who gave the seed? Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. When you give seed of your increase, it is from God’s increase to you. He owns it all and gives seed to the sower.

Read Galatians 6:7 If we want God to be King in our lives, we cannot place limits on the topics and places that He should reign. If there are habits, aquaintances, or other areas of our lives that cause us to neglect, ignore, or water down our relationship with Christ, we need to make it our prayer that God will help us to steer those areas to His will. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” I Corinthians 1:13.

The unction to use our tithes for anything other than a token of obedience to God’s instruction in Malachi 3:10, is a type of temptation that we must resist. When some people think of tithing, they may feel that it takes away from the income they have to do things such as pay bills. God is challenging us to consider that “window” of heaven that He promises to open. Did you know that in the original Hebrew translation of the Holy Bible, the context of the “window” in Malachi 3:10 is not exactly like the window that we have come to know in houses and business offices? This prophetic window, from which the blessing flows so greatly that we will not have the capacity to reap all of its benefits, is more like a flood gate. Now, think about that. A window is really to let something in – sunshine; fresh air; etc. A flood gate is to hold something back, lest it overtake, or completely flood what lies beyond the gate.

Therefore, when we tithe as God commands us, we are “proving” to God that we believe He is able to open the flood gate of blessing upon us, that we shall be overtaken of His blessings and good favor!

And do not forget… when God promises to rebuke the devourer for our sakes, He is speaking only of what He knows He can do, not what He thinks will happen. Do not allow circumstances and other people to tell you what they think you should do other than to be obedient to God. God is able to do more than we can ask or even think. And He understands that choosing His will is not always the popular thing to do – but it is not for the people, it is for God. He said that if we love Him, we would keep His commandments. When he prepares the blessing for those who keep His commandments, He will not pass you by. Read Matthew 6:1-4 KJV

Perhaps before the digital age, your personal assistant was named, Webster. Remember him? You were told, “Look it up” whenever you had a question about an unfamiliar word. Now that we live in the virtual age, you can google “finding your purpose” and get a million pages on this very topic. What you will not find is your completed personal journey. Your journey is something that you must do. And since it is not yet complete, not even this book can tell you exactly what your purpose is. This book is a resource, not a crystal ball. It is a conversation starter – to help you open a dialog between you and God.

When faced with a challenge, it is easy to get stuck in first gear with, “I don’t know where to begin.” Does that sound familiar? You will be glad that finding your purpose is a teachable art. Keep in mind that this is a course without borders; and, you can get all the attention you need from the Lead Instructor: The Holy Spirit (John 16:13).

This book is designed to empower you. It will get you started and show you how to do your own research. It will not tell you what your purpose is. It can help you to ask the right questions and understand your discoveries, so that you may identify your own purpose by inspiration of the Holy Spirit.

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My Fast Track Week One – Day 2

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week one, day 2.

For the first full week of my modified Fast Track (my weight-loss journey days 7 to 13), my meals will be during breakfast, lunch and dinner hours, with a snack after each meal.

My goal is to eat within a 2,500 calorie per day limit on days that I work my day job, and a 1,500 calorie limit on days when I do not work since I will have less activity. 

Next is my daily food memo for day 8 of my weight-loss journey.

—————- MY FOOD MEMO FOR MAY 24, 2020 —————-

My Daily Food Diary – Day 8

Today’s starting weight at waking: 268 lbs. I have lost 3 lbs since beginning this blog.

AM Notes

Sunday Exercise

  • I’m taking the 7 day challenge. This is is my fourth day.
  • Standing and walking at work from 9:45 am to 3:10 pm.

Sunday Food & Drinks

Previously, I made a fifteen-week meal plan. This is week one, day 2.

Midnight Snack at 1:00 am

  • 2 Cups of Frosted Flakes – 280 calories
  • 2 Cups of 1% Milk – 200 calories
  • Total Midnight Snack Calories = 480

Sunday Breakfast at 8:45 am

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Pear Fruit – 102 calories
  • 8 Yogurt Covered Pretzels – 260 calories
  • Total Breakfast Calories = 362

Sunday Morning Break / Snack at 12:10 pm

  • 1/4 L of Mango Pineapple Smoothie (8.45 fl oz) – 130 calories
  • Total Morning Break Calories = 130

Sunday Lunch at 2:51 pm

  • 1/4 L of Mango Pineapple Smoothie (8.45 fl oz) – 130 calories
  • 1 Pear Fruit – 102 calories
  • Total Lunch Calories = 232

Sunday Afternoon Break / Snack at 4:30 pm

  • None – 0 calories
  • Total Afternoon Break / Snack Calories = 0

Sunday Dinner at 6:00 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • 1 Cup of Rainbow Rotini Salad from Hy-Vee – 190 calories
  • 1 1/2 Slices of Gourmet Apple Pie from Hy-Vee – 435 calories
  • Total Dinner Calories = 625

Sunday After Dinner Break / Snack at 8:30 pm

  • 1/4 L of Bottled Water (8.45 fl oz) – 0 calories
  • Total After Dinner Break calories = 0

Total Calories Consumed: 480 + 362 + 130 + 232 + 0 + 625 + 0 = 1,829

2,500 – 1,829 = 671 calories remain as of 8:30 pm

My Sunday Water Intake: 2 L (67.6 fl oz, close to eight 8 oz glasses)

PM Notes

  • Take night meds.
  • Record weight at bedtime.
  • Record today’s weight-loss / gain.
  • Note tomorrow’s work schedule: 1:30 pm – 5:40 pm
  • Set alarm for tomorrow morning.

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————– MY DAILY WEIGHT-LOSS JOURNAL FOR MAY 24, 2020 ————–

My Daily Food Journal – Day 8

Daily Reflection & Goal Setting

Tomorrow’s Goals

I want to work on my spiritual health.

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Follow my weight loss journey from the beginning on Facebook. Read My Weight-Loss Journey Day 7. Read My Weight-Loss Journey Day 9. View my weight-loss journey in pictures on Google Photos. Hungry? Check out my cookbook for some awesome recipes!

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