Saturday, March 08, 2014
I made it through the night without going off track, and it wasn't really hard! I seem to have found the right mindset for the time being to keep myself moving towards my goals. I even survived a night out with girlfriends last night, of all places to the Cheesecake Factory! What tempted me the most was to have wine, then cheesecake, that looked phenomenal! There were four pieces at my table and oh my oh my, besides my dairy allergy, no sugar, no grain diet, that would have injured my gut badly. SO the wine really tempted me more.
We had a great time and I'm super excited to have stayed the course for my health last night. It gives me a boost of confidence that I can do this. I do have it in me, I am worth it, I am in control of what I put into my mouth, therefore having some control over my health. I know God is ultimately in control. I'm especially glad He is because I have been praying and leaning on him through my trials.
I'd love if you'd join me in saying prayers for some dear friends of my family. Please say a prayer for the Chapman family. They just a had a family member committ suicide and are hurting and broken....My sister too, her name is Susan, this was like her 2nd dad who died. Its her best friends father and he left behind two very sad, confused grandchildren that were very close. They are all still healing from their grandma's sudden death last year. Thanks!
Having been near this type of death, or any, it really makes me realize just how blessed I am. My family is very close. We talk often, we pray for each other, we support each other, we are not perfect and do hurt each other at times, but we do Love each other, and forgiveness runs freely. I recognize the beauty of the quirks and differences in our family. I love everyone just the same. Jesus loves us all, He has a plan for our future to prosper and not harm us. Surrender, quietly and boldly living for His glory. If we focus on Him, he can lead us through these times when nothing makes sense.
I pray you all hare having a week you can feel good about. Just don't quit, if we will not give up, we will get there eventually!