Sunday, March 10, 2013
I am so tuckered out. I am getting ready for bed but wanted to gush about what a good day it was today!
I went to my al-anon meeting and heard some really good things about detachment with love. Who knew? I thought that only came out of anger. I need to learn more about this!
I went to the gluten free place from last week and got a lasagna slice to share with Jeff and a side salad and a decadent blueberry ricotta cheesecake torte sized dessert. I hit the grocery for protein for the week and headed home. When I dished up the lasagna, I made sure to make Jeff's piece just a bit bigger than mine. Same with the torte but it was tough to do. LOL Lunch was delish! I got the salad all to myself but it was only a couple cups of romaine and some carrot juliennes. I even splurged on a bit of blue cheese dressing and it was great!
I went to dinner with Marilyn since Jeff had gone to work and we had salad bar together. We both keep each other in check so it was an easy dinner to navigate. When we got back to my house, I showed her the new dvd from SP and she said we should try it tonight. So we did some of the workouts from fit firm and fired up and cardio blast. We had a really fun time laughing at ourselves during the 80's workout. Neither of us is dance inclined. It wasn't even really dancing but we were uncoordinated just the same. We laughed so hard! I thank God for sending me Marilyn. She is the best friend I have always dreamed of having.
I had already done strength and cardio for the day today so I actually worked out twice! Now, THAT'S the sign I'm getting back to it.
I just posted the pictures of my baptism on my page and they got me thinking. I have come a long way but it is sad to feel the way I do about the photo of me dripping wet. Such an awesome moment in my life, and all I can think about is what a shame I can't do that moment over. Mainly beacause I hate the way I looked. Then I got thinking about how the enemy can use anything to keep us from being who we were intended to be. He isn't very original, but he used food to keep me hating myself and feeling yucky. I fell for it over and over. Now I need to be on my guard for other tacts he might use against me. Just because god has granted me victory over food does not mean there won't be other lessons to learn in more areas where I turn to the world instead of God.
Such a great day. Not much time left for sparking, unfortunately, but well worth it in my book. Going to do spark coach and hit the sack. Church tomorrow is review of the first five chapters of the book by Andrew Murray "With Christ in the School of Prayer". It's a good book and our pastor wants the church to improve our prayer lives together. We all had to pray out loud in life group this week. I remember the first time I did. It was a few years ago, actually but I felt like The dinner scene in Meet the Parents. Day by day by day by day....LOL
It gets easier and easier to pray in a group setting, though. Our pastor showed this clip to the church last Sunday and we all knew what he meant.
God is good! Happy Sunday!