Saturday, October 13, 2007
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3: 5-6 NIV
I must eat humble pie today. I have to write that yesterday, Friday, Oct. 12, I fell off the wagon. I was doing well and then I started eating those WW single 1 point candies and couldn't stop. It actually started Thursday now that I look back on it. I purchased 2 bags of WW 1 point candies,which was a BIG mistake for me. I have now learned they trigger the binge monster in me and I will purchase no more of them. I ate both bags in a space of the past 2 days. Not smart. I felt miserable both physically and emotionally. I even tried to figure out what was going on emotionally at the time, and came up empty. No particular reason. It Just Happened. Well anyway, another lesson learned along the speed bumps of life. Needless to say, I am working to stay on track track today. I'll add more to this blog later tonight.
Had a good afternoon and evening. We went to a Native American Indian Flute Show/concert at one of our state parks and it was wonderful. The park is beautiful, the weather was great, and the music was awesome. A very nice relaxing afternoon to say the least. They had food there and I ate nothing. Yep, nothing. Waited and we had dinner here at home and I did well. I really watched my points today and it paid off. I cam in at 20 total tonight. Much better. I like me better now LOL
Thursday, October 11, 2007
"He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."---Philippians 1 : 6 NIV
You are learning "A Way To Live,"not just a way to diet.
Hi all. Today was a productive day. I took more "stuff" to be consigned for the local auction next Wed. night. Yea me...more de-cluttering. It continues to be at the top of DH and my list of things to do daily.
I managed to stay on WW points today despite some of the not-so-healthy food choices I made because I acted on impulse rather than thinking the choice through first. However, I will move forward now and make healthier choices so I can continue to stay within my 25 points for the day range. Today's total points =25.
I am so grateful that God isn't done with me yet. I am still a work in progress in all aspects of my life. With Him all things are possible.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
" I believe in the sun, even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I do not FEEL it. I believe in God even when He is silent." !!!!
What a wonderful revelation these inspirational words are to me today. This blog is actually about yesterday, Oct. 9th. I have had a renewed sense of Spirit! For longer than I can remember as of late I have been going through a "dry" spell in my Faith. Mind you, not really doubting God, but myself. These dangerous questions came popping into my mind more often than not.
1. Why don't I 'feel' God's presence in my life?
2. How can I "feel" closer to God?
3. What is wrong with me that I don't have that incredible joy I felt when I accepted Christ into my heart when I was 16 every day of my life?
4. Do I have enough Faith?
And my list in my head would go on and on and on......Although I had asked others on Spark if they have ever been through this terrible "dry" period in their lives. I felt so alone and doubtful of myself.
Well, God still works miracles folks!!! On Sunday my Pastor's message was titled, "MEGA-SIZE MY FAITH" Yep, I kid you not. The scripture was Luke 17: 5-19. You know the story....having Faith the size of a grain ofmustard seed.
To summarize his message, We are so surrounded with everything being "Super-Sized" in our lives we have forgotten what a "Normal Portion" of anything is today. I know that is true for me. The " more is better" syndrome " is alive and well in our society. This had also crept into my life as far as my Faith was concerned as well. If I did no have Super-Sized Feelings and Emotions, there was something wrong with me. I wasn't "doing it? right, whatever "doing it" meant."
I have learned that I am just fine, thank you. I have ENOUGH of everything I need. I have enough Faith in God because I believe. That is all God requires of me, If I Believe, my faith will grow and prosper. As God told the one Samaritin who came back to thank Him for healing him of his illness, "Rise up and go on your way. You have been healed because you believed."
I have "enough" food to eat when I use the normal portions meant for me to eat, not the Mega-Sized one. I will become fat if I keep eating the Mega-Sized portion.
I had shared this experience with another dear Spark Friend and I learned this message has given us both the Hope that we needed at this particular time in our lives. I am so excited because we both have had a "Renewed sense of Spirit". Thank you God!!!!
Today was another staying on points day with a total used of 25.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
This is the third time I have blogged tonight. Yep, the other two times I neglected to save the work, and of course it is not here. Suffice it to say I stayed on track with my WW points plan and my total points for today was 23 out of a possible 25 today. Oops, I meant yesterday now. It's 12:15 am, and I will wait and re-blog about my Wednesday day later today. See..Progress not Perfection rules after all! LOL
Monday, October 08, 2007
" The manifestations of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all."
-------------------1 Corinthians 12:7
Where has the time gone? I can't believe it's October already..the season of Autumn is here. To me this reflects a new, fresh start. The old ways are passing me by, and the new way is before me. In other words, its time for me to get back on track. For instance, I have let way too much time go between blogs. I have not been focused on my program to maintain as well as I would have liked. No one can change this except me. Does this mean I have to go it alone? No, not at all. It means that God gives us gifts to help one another, and I will look to that help and support through my friends here on Spark. However, I will also make sure I do my part.
My program is simple. I want to make sure I don't reach 150 pounds ever again. To achieve this I will work to maintain a safety net of 125 pounds or below. Today I am 126 pounds, so I see I can work to get the scale number to decrease.
Now is that all I must do? No. These are the steps I promise to take .
1. Ask fir God's help.
2. Look to each of you for encouragement. I will return that encouragement to each of you.
3. Keep track of my points daily on my WW program, and record the total in my nightly blog entry as well as use the Spark Nutrition Tracker and share it.
I am adding in 5 weekly points per day to my points allowance so, I am allowed 25 points per day. My points goal is still 20, but I have the option of 5 points more if I choose to use them.
My total WW points for today, Monday Oct. 8, 2007, was 24.
My weekly weigh in today was 126 pounds. Yea....
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