Okay, I have no GPS system but I've heard enough comedians and public speakers discuss them that I would like to adopt a phrase, actually a word: RECALCULATING. I hear that GPS systems use this word when you pass a turn on a planned route. Well, this past weekend I took a slight, unplanned detour. I had a little "girls weekend" and attended Women of Faith. It made it difficult to eat right, exercise, and drink all my water. I did get a good deal of walking in....drank water ONLY whenever I did drink (okay, I did have Starbucks, but it was decaf)....and I could have gone more crazy with the food than I did. But that is only a weekend on this long journey, so I am just recalculating. This week, I am focusing on getting those little changes back in again....making them more solid....before I add any more!! I can tell you this. I did weigh myself this morning and to my delight and to the glory of God, I have lost 1.5 pounds. I am not obsessing about this weight, focusing on God and trying to incorporate healthiness into my lifestyle in a balanced way. I have NO INTENTION of being a health fanatic, nor do I want to continue to be a glutton. I want to find a medium ground where I am healthy and balanced. So....I am back at drinking a ton of water (this really keeps hunger at bay), exercising moderately three times a week, and eating a good breakfast (that is high in nutrition, not too high in calories). To keep from binge-ing the rest of the day, I am trying to stay close to God throughout the day, starting with the ever important morning quiet time. I am also trying to read more when I feel that restless feeling that leads me to the kitchen so many times. Finally, I am trying to learn from God and my body what purpose these extra 30 or so pounds have. The weight is there for a reason....a layer of protection or fear or something. While there, God has something to teach me. It could be that He wants me to learn my value is far more than my body. Maybe He wants me to learn about my heart or my mind. I don't know, but He can work together for my good....including my extra weight while it is here. I don't want to miss the valuable lessons He can teach by being obsessed with food or my appearance.
Blessings to you all. Click on the Living Well icon in this post for more inspiration and ideas!