This week's success focuses on food, exercise and body image ... in preparation of journeying on A Seeking Heart with Cravings by Mary DeTurris Poust (Ave Maria Press)
Walking. Yep. My first success this week - I hit the pavement. Not just once, but several times. And not just 5 minutes on the treadmill, but I covered distance! I walked ALONE, which I never do because I'm a chicken. I took a stick - not a big one, but sharp. The effectiveness is definitely questionable, but it made me feel empowered. One day I took my rosary beads - way more powerful weapon than any stick!
Success #2 - I located my missing FitBit. I had the the wrist holder part but was missing the actual electronics. Confession -- I did wear THE empty FitBit wrist holder for half a day until I realized it as indeed empty! I had accidently thrown the charger with the handy-dandy control center attached into my 'bill box' and shoved them both into my desk drawer. OOPS!! Shows how often I pay bills. What was lost has been found! And most days I remember to put it on to count my steps!
Small Success #3 - is a baby step success really. I am starting to make changes in my food consumption - but it is not based on some crazy diet fad, but on opening up to allow God to reveal to me how HE created my body to eat, exercise, and maintain good health.
The scale has inched down about 5 lbs (which means more like 4, but rounding up makes me feel better - see told you it was a baby step!). While a little scale movement is wonderful I am not letting it determine how I feel. It is good - don't get me wrong, anytime I stop the upward march of the scale, I am a happy girl. The interesting thing is realizing with great certainty that God is answering my prayer in the area of food, body image and disdain for exercise with the awful experience some of my food choices have on my body.
TMI alert: I suffer from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and I have for many many years. For many years I could just deal with the symptoms. Sure, they can be embarrassing but I would just accept the pain, discomfort and other effects. However, since entering the 'change'... oh the change - love being a woman! well, now things are just different. I know it is time use food for it's intended purpose to nourish me, instead of allowing food to continue to control me. While I would have LOVED for God to just take off the weight, and allow me still consume as many cookies as I can find in the bag, but HE always does what is best for me.
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