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Different Ways God Speaks: Part II
PART II: God speaks through confirmations.
Just yesterday, right after I left my prayer time feeling unfocused, unproductive, and choosing to go ahead and start my day, I returned to my place of prayer to write. Lots of thoughts were going... Read more
Different Ways God Speaks: Part I
I wanted to share a few of the ways that someone like me, who is "hard of hearing," hears God. Because I know that I am not alone. And maybe someone like me, who loves God, who wants to hear from God, but who believes they can't, will read thi... Read more
Eating cleaner and less food (and junk!) has been something of a struggle for me this week. But with God's grace I have chosen not to give in to most cravings, or make substitutions that, while not perfect, are better than what I've actually be... Read more
One day at a time
This week I've been working on eating less, and on eating less sweets. It's been difficult but God has been helping me. Today, for example, the sugar demon was on me all day long! Late this morning I "caved" and ate a granola bar. This after... Read more
Coming back from Spring Break
So just a few days before my birthday, I started trying to eat cleaner. But my birthday was coming, and I CELEBRATED. With food. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I don't do clubs. But I DO dessert. And there was plenty available to me. Then... Read more
It's been a long evening...
Tonight I made shrimp scampi, steamed/sautéed broccolini, and garlic mashed potatoes for dinner. I took it easy on the mashed potatoes on my plate: maybe only 1/2 c. And I had no sour cream, so... I was STARVING when I finished eating dinner... Read more
If you've read my other blogs, by now you know that I am both a sweets and a sale junkie. Well, yesterday I was severely tempted with both. I was in Target and they had the 39 oz. bag of Reese's Pieces on clearance for $6.28! That's like $0.30/... Read more
I decided to treat myself now
There are so many things that I have wanted to do in life but would not because I was waiting for some superceding event to occur before I would/will do that--and usually the event I am awaiting is weight loss. Well, today I went to get my hair... Read more
Two years later and I am prompted to do the same thing
Okay, so I just discovered notes attached to goodies that people have sent me--and some of the goodies were given to me years ago, literally! So yesterday and today I read the notes, and one note attached to a goodie given to me said that the S... Read more
Goodies for motivation
So tonight I logged on looking for motivation to stop eating like an unsupervised child. I am easily distracted right back into chocolates and cakes and ice cream and whatever else I want to--and don't want to--eat, and, quite frankly, many day... Read more
I finally came up with an end goal reward
So this afternoon my husband asked me if he could take me shopping tonight. He's been out of town a lot lately and we have three small children and I work full time, so I think this was a let's-spend-some-time-together
-and-thank-you gesture... Read more
Struggling to get back--but I'm still coming
For those of us who haven't yet developed this maddening willpower and determination, weight loss can seem like an impossible pipe dream, no matter how much or how little we think we have to lose.
My mind keeps telling me I can't do this. ... Read more
I Really Am Changing
One thing that I am grateful for right now is that I am even online writing my first blog, and making myself actively participate in SP at all, in spite of current feelings of defeat. Although I just returned from a weeklong vacation with my fa... Read more