There has been a lot of sickness going around in our family. Two weeks ago, Olivia was sick. Last week, Jon was sick. After Jon, Olivia was sick again all this week. I am doing my best not to get sick, but we will have to wait and see how that goes.
On Monday, Jon and I celebrated our 6th year of marriage! I am looking forward to celebrating this milestone with Jon this coming Saturday. If you want to know more about God has used church to change our lives, please click here.
|Picture 1: On our wedding day 2006; Picture 2: Olivia's baby dedication 2012|
Not only that, but I have my own personal issues that I am dealing with right now. I am not going to go into too much detail right now, but these situations are extremely emotional.
Why am I telling you all of this? Because I want you to see that I am human just like you!! With all these things going on in my life, good and bad, I have fallen off of the Weight Watchers wagon. I was doing great until Monday night or Tuesday, when I just didn't have the strength to say no to food anymore.
So, this week, I have been eating because I am bored, tired, angry, worried, upset, and more.
How am I going to get back on plan today?
1. I am going to spend time with my Lord in prayer. I need to share my worries and emotions with the Lord and leave them with Him. I also need to keep scripture close to me, so that I am reminded that I have a mighty and powerful God. As I see God for who He is, it will help to put my situation into perspective.
"I can do all things through him who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13
2. I am going to get back on track today! So many people, me included, wait until tomorrow to get back on track. Do you know what kind of damage you can do in just one day? Even if I mess up a little today, I will not have blown it like I would have if I was just waiting for tomorrow. I am going to choose one part of the Weight Watchers plan to focus on today that will help me be successful, like tracking everything I eat.
3. I am going treat myself with something other than food! When life is hard, I turn to food. When life is good, I turn to food. I need to learn how to celebrate or relax in other ways. Today, I am choosing to go and get my haircut! Jon has been trying to get me to get my hair done for weeks, but I told him that I was too busy. However, a haircut is the perfect way to treat myself for all the hardwork I have been doing over these last few months. Maybe next time I will get a pedicure or take a bubble bath, because I am a priority and I need to do things that I enjoy! I will to take pictures to show you my new do tomorrow.
Thank you for letting me be honest and share with you about what has been going on in my life! This has helped me so much!
Just for fun, here is a recent picture of Olivia with our Christmas tree. She is already 3 1/2 months old!