Thursday, May 17, 2012
Two days ago I finally has long needed surgery in the joint of my big toe, where it attaches to my foot. They were able to do the 'lesser' surgery so I should regain full motion and be able to walk/run/lunge pain free. I am counting on it as while waiting and fretting over this surgery I have gained over 10 pounds. No excuses. Just ate myself crazy and can't even fit in the shorts I bought to get on over my cast/shoe/boot.
So it is time to get my self back on track with the eating. And then, when allowed, get my butt back to exercise.
Pain was worse than I expected but is way better now. I am doing everything the doc says..at least as I remember. LOL when in doubt, I don't do it.
I should have additional motivation this time, as I have a class reunion later in the summer. I need my spark friends' help.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
A short while ago I actually sent a mass email to one of my teams about my recent nonstop binge. I expected several responses and wouldn't have been surprised to find as many as 15. Well..let me just say that I am glad I sit down when I get on the computer and check SP. I would say I have had well over over 100 responses...and this was to just 1 team...I am overcome with feelings...I just can't describe it. Good advice, just simple, "I am praying for you". or "I understand". "I've been there". So much love, support and encouragement.
Now..have I gotten back in control.. nope..BUT I have been on vacation and I am not back and have read even more sparkmail and am now sitting now and getting myself mentally, physically and spiritually ready. I am back as of now.
Thank you so much to all of you who have offered your support, love, prayer, encouragement, advice. I hope I can be of help to each one of you.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
As many of you know I began leading and participating in a Firsplace4health Bible study. I have an unofficial mentor to help me lead and keep me accountable. She has made me realize that my eating habits are, indeed, a spiritual battle. As she put it, this is the thorn in my side. I realize that it holds true for me as well. It will be a lifelong battle and the only way I can succeed is to accept that and turn it over to God.
By 'turning over to God" does not get me off the hook. He has given me freedom to choose. I choose Him in my life, but not in the area of food.
In the past I have thought of giving something up for Lent, but could only think of food items. I always felt a little guilty, as if giving something up for lent that might help me lose weight, was rather self focused and not God focused. As I have come to realize that this is a cross I bear, I need to rely on God to help me bear it. Therefore I am turning my desire toward Jesus and focusing on Him to help me learn to bear with this.
I am not making it simple for me. God will make it simple for me. Thank you God! I am giving up sweets and diet soda for Lent. This is HUGE for me, but nothing is too big for God. I have learned he wants me to cherish my body and that the devil is more determined than ever to interfere.
For the first time, a sacrifice for lent is really to focus on Him and not me.
Please pray for me during this journey.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Oh brother. I have not had a good eating week. If you view my tracking chart, it won't look as bad as it is. I occasionally get tired of tracking so much food, especially when i am not measuring and just guessing. Let's just sum it up as a 'binge' day. I have stressed over trying to give up diet sodas. My body just doesn't want to but my body, my soul, my spirit does. Then, on top of that, I am stressing over one of my children's poor decisions. This one has a history of poor choices and this time it may seriously affect on of my precious grandchildren. that was enough to make my eat more than I can remember. Please keep me and my family in prayers at this time.
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