Adapting to Life's Curveballs
Monday, June 27, 2011
What a rollercoaster ride today! I got up, showered for my interview, only to get out of the shower and find out that my interview had to be postponed -- maybe for later in the day, maybe for tomorrow. So I adjusted by doing my usual morning 3-mile run/walk instead, even though I had just showered (after DH calmly pointed out that it IS possible to run after showering!). Next, I weighed in (officially today), and actually was down exactly 2 lbs. my first week -- woo hoo! Wrote some emails, almost forgot lunch, ran errands, got a call saying my interview isn't going to be until tomorrow, then finally came back home, only to get a call to tell me that I had procrastinated so long about getting our mission committee's approval, that they were not going to be able to approve me raising funds through our church for the Guatemala mission trip that I'm going on (run by a group in Quincy, IL). That was a big disappointment, but I was able to accept that I have to develop a Plan B to raise funds for some of the projects we are planning to do there.
Days like today are the kinds that usually find me foraging in the pantry for something I shouldn't be eating. But instead, I remembered to track my food, and therefore made better choices and managed not to succumb to temptation. I even had enough calories left at the end of the day to have a big bowl of mixed berries, watermelon, and cottage cheese. Filling, and satisfying! I'm feeling good about the way I chose to respond to each disappointment today, by staying positive, and adapting rather than feeling victimized and hopeless. And tomorrow is sure to be a much better day!
"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." James 1:2-4