Tuesday, January 08, 2013
My day started out great when I stepped on the scales and saw I was missing 4lbs since last week. Wow PTL!!! This is awesome.
While my dear hubby was making breakfast I took a few minutes to read my Made to Crave daily devotional. The daily thought of the day was " My weight loss goal isn't a number on the scale. My real weight loss goal is peace." Do not let the scale steal the peace of Christ that we should have. Do not let it get you discouraged or disturbed. When we can find peace no matter what then we are making progress.
I realized today I put too much emphasis on the scale as the marker of how I am doing. I often step on it to see if what I did yesterday made a difference. I need to stop this. So my new weekly goal is not to step on the scale again until next week Tuesday. Then we will see the reward or consequences of what I choose to do during the week.
The day before the devotional talked about triggers. Well today I found one. I caught myself just before caving in to a sneaky one. It also involved the scales. I have a tendency to want to reward myself for good news on the scales. That little lie of "You done good girl. Weigh in is a whole week away. You can splurge today." Dale made pancakes for breakfast. I started to pile them on my plate and stopped. I only needed what equaled one serving and I only used half the syrup. Egg beaters not real eggs and a slice of low fat low sodium bacon added my protein. And a glass of 100% juice to complete the meal. I smiled when I stopped myself realizing I do not want to be a slave to the scale anymore. My reward is greater than just the number on the scale. The lie went out the window. This is still a good day to make healthy choices. One step at a time.
I keep praying for the Lord to help me break barriers this year. Today was a start.