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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Peace all around me...

Thought for the Day: Eating in its proper context is not the problem. God gave us food for nourishment, strength, and even celebration. But when pleasure becomes unrestrained, there’s a problem.


Today is day one of the 21-day devotional series that goes along with the book I'm reading (Made to Crave). I woke up this morning, and I prayed for God to help me. My goal for the day is tracking and staying within my Weight Watcher points. Baby steps, yes, I know. But it is the step in the right direction. I need to be in control. I have to admit that I feel a sense of peace about my eating today. I'm not craving, or just wanting to eat because I've told myself I can't. I'm gonna make it.


Yesterday was so busy. It was my first in-service of the summer, which basically means that I will be back to work in no time at all. The floors have been waxed in my classroom, and everything is out of place. I worked on organizing some shelves yesterday, and I may go and work on my room a little today, too. I would like to get organized so I can start planning soon. I have the opportunity to really get a head-start on things so that the first few weeks of school will not be so stressful.


My teenagers went to camp on Tuesday, so I only have my two younger kids (ages 10 and 5). It is so quiet around the house... so peaceful! I have been trying to get off my butt and clean today. I also have to mow the lawn later... something that I haven't done at all this year. Hey... I have two teens that can do it for me! I was griping about it on Facebook, but someone reminded me that both cleaning and mowing are good exercise, so I'll take it!


I would love to go swimming, but I've temporarily lost my swim teacher. We are not exactly seeing eye-to-eye right now. That sucks.


Which also reminds me of something that I was thinking about while cleaning the toilet this morning... In the grand scheme of my life, my weight loss and health journey are just two of the MANY things that I have on my plate. My thoughts and emotions and priorities are all over the place. If I could just focus on what I eat every day, I would be able to go so far! But when I am constantly drowning in money issues, bills, car repairs, love life (or lack of), being a mom, worrying about MY mom, being a teacher, grocery shopping, etc, it's hard to make weight loss or even ME a main priority.


So maybe this route will work, since I am making GOD my main priority, and using my weight-loss journey as the way that I am showing my devotion to Him. I am finally seeing (again) that if I put God first in my life, everything else falls in place.

11 comments:

Miss Felicity said...

I always feel like baby steps and small increments are the best way to lose weight. Setting up a long term goal is so easy to fail, but mini goals work best for me. Goodluck! Great post!

armando arzate said...

good blog

Jennifer said...

I think it is great that you include spirituality into you day - and often! How about an aqua-cise class for getting into the pool. If it's in the shallow end, you don't need to swim.
I wish you all the best on weight watchers!
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livelovethinkgolden said...

Amen! I am right there with you! I have just re-committed myself to my weight loss journey with WW and I have also thought, "it would be so easy if this was the only thing I had to worry about". But I also know that I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me! In our weight loss endeavors we must review what is written (in the word) rehearse what we've heard (in the word) and remember that God has made promises and He cannot fail! So comforting to know that! I look forward to traveling with you on this journey! :-) God Bless!

MOM GETS_FIT said...

Holly, I love you. I am always so inspired by you. I want to read the book you reference in your post. I think it could really speak to me as well. Thank you for your blog.

Sharilee Shares said...

You are right. That is what makes it so difficult: that we have so many things to worry about. That is the challenge. Thanks for sharing; I enjoy your blog!

Shanita said...

I love your blog and keeping it God centered! I'm going to look into that devotional you are reading. I think it may help me along the way. Stay encouraged and continue to seek His Kingdom first and the rest will follow. I'm so happy to have found your blog!

Sharon said...

Found your blog from your note on the FitBloggin Nashville Meetup tomorrow. I had planned to go, but had to cancel at the last minute. Always fun to find a fellow Tennessean, so thought I check you out. Love your blog and can't wait to get better acquainted. I've just finished reading Made To Crave and started the 21-day Challenge. Ironic, isn't it? Maybe not! Look forward to following along on your journey!

Ebbs said...

This was amazing! This really helps :)

Stacey said...

I'm so with you on this one! I just started searching the web for inspiration to help me to get back on track (who am I kidding, start over) and your blog hits me at my core in how I need God in all that I do including weightloss. I think I may go out and buy the book. Thanks!

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