Grace or favor meanings of those words are: mercy, to have pity upon, move to favor by petition. I had that yesterday because I made it through my first holiday since I began gaining weight without totally blowing it. Yes, I prayed for help to get through the day. And because of that, I ended up being S.M.A.R.T.!
This morning (since I last weighed on Friday) I found I only gained 1 pound. That is after eating pre-sweetened strawberries on homemade ice cream and Sara Lee pound cake. Also a 2.5 ounce hamburger on a hot dog bun (way less calories than a hamburger bun) with mayo and catsup, a dab of potato salad, a dab of cole slaw, 4 jumbo shrimp and cocktail sauce, 6 pretzels, AND 3 potato chips dipped in canned bean dip. And only gained 1 pound that is easily removed! It is a miracle.
I did find if you have to log in your food before you ate it think in advance you see how many calories are in it (chips) and decide that is not where you want to use up your calories. I wanted the ice cream so I balanced the calories so I could have it. It was not fun logging the food but I found out it was smart.
The strawberries were a mistake because they were pre-sweetened with white sugar by someone else and let me tell you what GAG ME. They were way too sweet. I havent eaten processed white sugar in so long that it was sickeningly sweet and actually ruined the berries for me. That is a good thing as evidenced by the scale this morning I didnt finish them.
I actually enjoyed the day, didnt stress about the food, and ate exactly what I wanted. By thinking ahead, logging what I planned to eat, and paying attention before I sat down, I was able to enjoy my meal without worry. It was awesome! And I gotta tell you, I am not that smart without Help!