I was dreading getting on the scale this week. I'd eaten out 4 times this week, which is a difficult thing to do when you are trying to lose weight. I tried to make good choices and really cut back the rest of the day, but I was nervous. I thought I had totally blown it. I guess it evened out though, because I ended up losing another 1.8 pounds! That gives me a total of 13.8 pounds! Yep. Feels good, too.
It is really rather amazing at how successful you can be when you really put your mind to it. When you focus and expend a little energy in something, it is awesome what you can accomplish. It just takes a little effort every day. Sure you might, mess up, get distracted, lose your focus and fail to stick to your goal for the day, but you know what? You get another day to start over.
Isn't this like writing? All it takes is a little bit every day. An hour a day. A page a day. 500 words a day. How about 1000 words a day? Steady progress is better than no progress, right? We may have days where we slip and get distracted. Sure, we may have bad days that make it impossible to put pen to paper, but hey...there's another day coming!
Now, if I could just take my own advice! lol No, really, I'm not laughing.
I need your prayers. My work has been unusually stressful this year. It is very taxing and draining, and I find that all I want to do when I get home is NOTHING! Please pray that God lifts me out of this slump. Please pray that things can change someway, somehow, so that the work load eases. Please pray that God's spirit would fill me with His energy, His joy, and His peace.
Have an awesome weekend!