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All Things

Thursday, March 08, 2012

A few weeks ago, I participated in a 4-day workshop that has given me much food for thought. I also found myself in a situation that limits what I can do, giving me plenty of time for chewing. Part of the discussion during the weekend workshop was about the "all things" that is mentioned in Romans 8:28; "All things work together for good..." Before the workshop was over, I broke 2 bones in my ankle/foot, so I spent the last day hopping from one session to the other. It seemed like I was in the middle of an example of an "all things" situation where it would be obvious whether I would choose to believe the "work together for good" part or not. In the last couple of weeks since the workshop, I have found that it is easy to feel sorry for myself, to come up with excuses for not getting any exercise, and to eat too much when I start to feel bored. However, if I focus on the truth that this is part of the "all things" in my life that will "work together for good," then my whole outlook changes. There is a reason for this broken foot. I have a new appreciation for those that can't get around the way they'd like to and I'm learning to be grateful for things that I have taken for granted. I am beginning to understand that this is an opportunity to see what good God will make of this situation and what He will teach me in it. As I dwell on these things, my focus on trying to eat less and exercise more fades, and I find myself being satisfied in Him... and I think my waist is getting smaller in the meanwhile. :)

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  I can relate. I twisted my knee badly at hockey on Sunday night. When I was icing it at 1:00am, Charles Stanley was on TV saying that you have to understand that God loves you before you can trust Him. It was an "all things" moment as well.

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Emotional Eating

Friday, August 17, 2007

I've never paid much attention to emotional eating. However, I have been noticing lately that when I make bad choices in any area of my life, I tend to feel like I should eat something, whether I am hungry or not. I need to let Christ be my life in every moment. When I do my own thing and start to realize the effects of that, I need to let go of it and again let Christ be all that I need. He has already forgiven all of my mistakes, so all I need to do is turn back to Him and allow His forgiveness and love to guide me back to letting Him be my life again. I need to get my focus back onto Him and go from there, not wallow in whatever got me offtrack in the first place.


Back Into It

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Down another 1/2 pound! It feels like I'm back into losing weight. I walked 4 miles yesterday, have been enjoying doing the new excercises with my daughter, and picked a nutritional brochure at the restaurant where I ate today so that I can make informed choices. It feels good to get going again.


Time to get at it again

Saturday, July 28, 2007

It's time to get going again. I've been sitting at around this same weight for about a month already. A friend will start calling me on Mondays to weigh in. This should be good incentive for me. I'm thinking of it in a competitive way :) I think it should motivate her,too, if I go down some every week. I have just come up with a new excercise plan that I'm looking forward to doing. I've still got 13 lbs. to go. Here goes...