Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Its been 9 days of solid effort. Finally. Feeling. Like. Myself. Again. It,has to be a combination of a few days of sunshine, re-vamping my food choices, spending more time with friends, consistent outdoor exercise.. I think all these things contribute to less fatigue, sleeping better, renewed sense of dependence on God, appreciating my blessing...
Its been an amazing week so far and its,only Tuesday! Praise you Jesus!
My daughter is the artist, love her!
This is a corner of my fridge. I posted this because its really simple way for me to know where my current victories are. It is helping me keep focused on accomplishments, strengthen me for the next food temptation, or life challenge. I only write down a victory if it is something that easily derails me. Any other useful tips for staying the course?
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!
Friday, February 21, 2014
I am happy to report a successful experience this week..I DID 10 or more minutes exercise each day...enjoyed Bible study & prayer time daily...ate awesome meals...focused on the positive and lovely things..SUCCESS.
To continue down this path will require some planning. What a great skill to have and pass along to my little people..
Off I go to implement today's plan and prayerfully obey promptings from the One who has our best plan already mapped out! Happy Friday and Praise the Lord the sunshine is here!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Today was awesome because the SUN was shining! Oh my oh my oh my! So after we finished lessons, the kids and I headed off to the park. My son flew circles around us on his scooter, my daughter roller bladed alongside my walk/jog. We finished 2 miles exactly in 30 minutes. Loving it! The kids had a blast riding through the major puddles from melting snow!
We did a study this morning on attitude and its still making my heart smile as I prepare for bed and am reflecting on the day....
Light shines on those who do right, joy belongs to those who are honest. Rejoice in the Lord, you who do right. Praise his holy name. Psalm 97:11-12
Me and the kids each drew a small picture about this verse and wrote out ways the Lord has blessed us (this is always precious with kids to see what makes their lists). Then we prayed and wrote out a few things to further our thinking on the verses: Think good thoughts, capture and send thoughts we don't want up to the Lord, remember that today is a gift, be cheerful, be joyful, be hopeful, be loving, honest and happy! Praising the Lord for the sunshine today! We definitely felt His light shining on us today!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I have not blogged since January! Wow! Last year I struggled in Jan and Feb due to injury...this year? Im not injured, so what is going on? I am truely struggling, in many ways, most areas of my life. I will spare details here but humbly ask for prayer!
Tomorrow I am tracking and making some small but important changes.
This weeks goals:
Read bible & keep up with study on attitude with kiddos
Count my blessings
Bless others intentionally, once a day I want to do something that I normally would not do
10 min exercise daily
Journal and pray vs eating chocolate chips (my go to stress reliever)
Sweet and simple this week! Focus on the blessings, track, move a little, sleep, pray, worship, rest in Him for all my needs.
Get An Email Alert Each Time RUDITUDI2000 Posts