Friday, July 13, 2012
In fact I haven't spent very much time on SparkPeople this year at all and my weight shows that. The five pounds that I had gained by 16 December in 2011 has increased now to 21 lbs. How quickly they pile up when left to chance. The fact is that I haven't completely stopped trying to lose it but obviously I'm not dedicated to losing it the way I need to be.
In my defense however, I have made a major life change. Beginning on 31 January 2012, I obtained a new job after not working in nearly 20 years. In addition, I had been battling migraine headaches for many months before I returned to work. Thank God, the headaches are better controlled and now I am more adjusted to working after nearly six months into the job. I have to praise God for that too because without Him I couldn't have pulled it off! Without Him I can do nothing!!
Today I was thinking as I often do about "why do I keep on eating like this when I know what it does to me?". Sometimes I eat things I don't even like the taste of........why? I eat way too much of the things that do taste good like I'm never going to get anymore......ever. I do not like the way that feels. I do not like that food has that effect on my emotions. I really believe it is time to listen to my heart and the Holy Spirit as He teaches me what I really need......spiritual food. I don't mean to quit eating, but to eat to live healthy. I feel the Holy Spirit leading me to the next chapter of my life and that doesn't include letting food ruin my health again.
I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.
~ Psalm 120:1, NLT