losing weight helps with confidence

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Just plugging away. Sometimes when I think I'm not making any progress, then I get compliments from others that are just random and let me know I'm still plugging along. What I mean is that last night I was laying in bed and my hubby laid his hand on my rib cage. He said "Wow, your tummy is getting smaller, babe - I can tell you've been working at it!" (Now a guy is pretty brave to say that, I admit - ha! If it would have been the wrong time of month, I probably would've responded with "What the heck does that mean!??!?!" LOL) He meant it as a sweet compliment and I appreciated it and tucked it into my heart and thoughts, in that place where I keep things for encouragement.

Last night I was at worship practice and we had the songwriter/lead singer from "Citipointe" from Australia visiting our church. I am one of the keyboardists but I don't consider myself to be as good as the other one and have sometimes struggled with insecurity when asked to play. Even though I LOVE TO PLAY! Anyway, last night I figured I would be singing because I sing on the team much more often than I play. Well, the other keyboardist had to work and won't be there for tonight's service so they asked me to step in and just "pad" (play strings in the background).

So I did.

I jumped in and I just did it and I didn't worry about the fact that I was playing with someone "famous" (well at least in Christian circles, anyway - ha!) He taught us a new song that he recently wrote and is out on his newest album, it is called ElShaddai. I was loving that song and I was loving that he just rattled off the chords and I was playing them right along and feeling good worshipping from my heart.

Tonight - that's what I'll do - I'll just have confidence and do the best I can. I think the weightloss is helping with this confidence thing.
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    That's great! It's a wonderful example of "success leads to success."
    1986 days ago
    I believe that too. I love it when my husband notices like my toosh is getting smaller or he can fit his hands around my stomach better. To me it is a great incentive to get a compliment from my man. I love the song ELShadai. You keep in mind that God gave you that gift and He gives you the confidence you need. Keep up the good work! :-)
    1986 days ago
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