Pat I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Dear God, please help me to remember that there is nothing that can happen to me that You have not permitted, and that if You have permitted it, You are right with me as I make my way over, under, around, or through it.
"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. " Thomas Jefferson
As you may know, I fell down a half flight of exterior apartment stairs on Father's Day. Broke 7 bones in my left foot, sprained my right foot, and twisted my upper torso. The very, very good news is that I was able to will myself, mentally and physically, to stay upright. Thus, my injuries don't include head trauma, other broken bones, or even death. Just feet and where I was grabbing the rail took the brunt of the thing.
So I wrote all 5 of my Spark Teams as soon as I could that afternoon, after all the ER hullabaloo was over and I was safely home again, but mighty scared what this might do to my program. For I was now chair bound, not even able to use crutches, I was given all wonderful advice, tips, and support.
Because of this advice I immediately dropping my caloric intake by 240 calories/day. but I made sure I closely followed the Nutritional Tracker's guidelines for all the categories.
Finally, yesterday I got a new cast and had a chance to weigh it. This morning I weighed in, subtracting what I had learned my cast weighs.
I've lost: 1 lb. 3.25" over chest, waist, hips, and thigh
And I have now crossed another decade number on the scale. I'm below 160 lbs. Yay!
Thank you, everyone on these boards. You got me through and then I followed through.
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