Monday, March 10, 2014
Well I made it through the weekend! YAAAY! I actually didn't know if I could make it...haha. But I did. Not only did I make it,but I also fasted through Sunday. I wanted to give God just a little bit more of me. I will,however, celebrate with my family this coming Sunday with a very small meal. I am grateful that I am learning so many valuable lessons through all of this. I am learning what to appreciate, how to treat people, and that our little sacrifices are really minuscule in comparison to His great one on our behalf. I find myself talking to the Lord, leaning on the Lord and praying to our Lord so much more now. This almost makes me want to continue this after Lent is through. Not sacrificing food necessarily, but finding myself fasting other things for a moment of time. Whether its makeup for a week, facebook for a month, or anything else that seems to take me time to participate in. If I could find a way to completely forgo technology, I would. Unfortunately we live in a world that needs that to learn, work and even pay bills. I am sure I will think of something as time goes though. For now, I am happy to say I made it almost a week!!!
Thursday, March 06, 2014
I really am feeling fantastic! I always wonder why it takes me so long to do the right things when I know how beneficial they are. Today is Day 3 of nothing but blended fruits and veggies. I did so well the last two days. The scale for this week even proves it. I am down 4.6 pounds from last week! Can you believe that! How wonderful is our Lord to show me what he has naturally given us is plenty to fill us and plenty to keep us strong and healthy. Did I get tempted yesterday, oh you bettcha! ;) However, every time I was tempted, I remembered out Lord in the desert and how I know He was tempted too. Our Ash Wednesday "service" was good! We had to do it from home since our church and pretty much everything in town is closed due to the weather. But it was nice. I had the opportunity to anoint and pray over our daughters boyfriend. It was the first time he had ever been "ashed". Haha. He felt it was special because it was I that did it and I in turn felt it was special when I had our daughter (his girlfriend) "ash" me. My wonderful husband was at work, but he took time out to talk with our Pastor and I am sure he prayed with him too. Our littlest fell asleep during our study of it, and our middle one was excited to participate, so of course she was welcomed to it. If you are reading this, remember to pray for all of us sacrificing something during this honorable time of the year, and thank God for the ultimate sacrifice...HIS ultimate sacrifice!
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Well...almost! Ha! It is 6:30PM and I am not going to veer away from the good work I have started today! I am proud of me! I may just beat this obesity thing for the first time in my life and for the last! I know that I am not considered obese, but I am definitely over weight and I know that a lot of it has been mental anguish on my part. I have been under the weather the last few days and therefore I have had to be on some cold meds that make me sleepy. At one time while I was sleeping, I dreamt that I was thin again, and that I felt good. I know that it is obtainable again. I know that I can be healthy again. I also know that when I am at a place in my life where I am not happy, I want to run to food. I do not like not knowing what my future holds and when I feel anxiety come on, I freak...and...I eat. So, this way with the fruit/veggie smoothies, maybe I can eat less junk and sip my way into healthier living. Plus I am doing this for lent. I figure my moments of hunger pangs need to be taken to God. I guarantee I will be spending more time with him than a McAnything I could eat on the way to and from!
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