Saturday, November 30, 2013
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
I have been stuck most of this year. My weight has gone up and down. I still have 6 pounds to lose to get back to my weight before getting sick. Each week is a challenge. Some times I do really good and some weeks I drag my feet some. Pain is the problem. I need to fight harder. I need to be more obedient to the LORD. This body belongs to HIM. It is the temple of HIS HOLY SPIRIT. With the LORD's help and some strong discipline I am determined to have a successful week. I am going all strong arm on myself.
First and foremost I want to spend more time in prayer and Bible Study. I have to feed my spiritual part of my soul the first thing of the morning as well as spiritual feeding throughout the day. I find the more time I spend with the LORD the better life is, even in tough times.
Second, I need to work on my thought processes. I can't let my mind guide me into any kind of slackness. I will use my mind to encourage my efforts this week. Journaling will be a absolute this week to remind myself what I must do to be successful. No negative thoughts or excuses are allowed. A sound spiritual frame of mind to help me listen to the LORD as HE leads me.
Third, more discipline for my body. Be mindful of how I handle preparing my food, measuring every little thing. I will eat more fresh foods. I will keep a super close account of all fat, sodium, and cholesterol. I will make sure I keep on the low end of the Nutritional Tracker. Exercise everyday this week. No excuses! Pain or no pain I will make myself get out there and move my body. I need to put more into my exercise. I need to do at least an hour or more. I need to work harder. Remember to stretch each time. Ice my back afterwards. I know I feel better after exercising. I will remind myself of that.
GOD created us mind, body, and soul! All three must be balanced. If I am slack in anyway on any of those three, I will have problems. Keeping all three in sync is key to losing weight. They are important aspects for daily living.
I wanted to lose 24 pounds before the year is over. I don't know if I will do it. I am going to do my best and be happy with the results. I know I am blessed. I am thankful for that.