I am not a Mormon Mom, but I did want to add one idea. The successes I am experiencing this time as I concentrate on FITNESS instead of WEIGHT LOSS have taught me to keep hoping EVEN AFTER A FAILURE. The impression that all is perfect or they had better parents or my obesity is genetic and I have no control are thoughts that are not true (or at least LESS true) and take me out of the driver's seat.
I really am gaining more and more insight from Lehi's categorization of things--to act or to be acted upon.
2 Ne. 2: 13-14, 16, 26
13 And if ye shall say there is no law, ye shall also say there is no sin. If ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say there is no righteousness. And if there be no righteousness there be no happiness. And if there be no righteousness nor happiness there be no punishment nor misery. And if these things are not there is no God. And if there is no God we are not, neither the earth; for there could have been no creation of things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all things must have vanished away.
14 And now, my sons, I speak unto you these things for your profit and learning; for there is a God, and he hath created all things, both the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are, both things to act and things to be acted upon.
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16 Wherefore, the Lord God gave unto man that he should act for himself. Wherefore, man could not act for himself save it should be that he was enticed by the one or the other.
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26 And the Messiah cometh in the fulness of time, that he may redeem the children of men from the fall. And because that they are redeemed from the fall they have become free forever, knowing good from evil; to act for themselves and not to be acted upon, save it be by the punishment of the law at the great and last day, according to the commandments which God hath given.
One of the self-defeating (or maybe even more diabolical) tricks is to make us think that it is too hard. IT IS HARD!! But we can improve on it.
This is meant to be motivational. YOU WILL DO GREAT. But not every day. Just KEEP AT IT. Remember the finish line is way off but there is JOY IN THE JOURNEY and joy in the incremental successes of TODAY!
NEVERTHELESS, I KNOW IN WHOM I HAVE TRUSTED. (II Nephi 4:19)
193 lbs--Convert 8mm Films
188 lbs--Ancestry.com Resubscribe
183 lbs--Wet Suit
178 lbs--Road Bike
2010-Utah Valley Marathon 4:46 (Baseline)
2010-Tooele Freedom Run-22:29 Min (PR)
2010-Stansbury Days Triathlon Sprint-1:24:45
2010-Layton Marathon 4:20:59 (PR)
2011 Salt Lake City Marathon 4:19:41
2011-Utah Valley Marathon 4:09:55
2011-Top of Utah Marathon 4:35:38
| Pounds lost: 11.8