Monday, March 24, 2008

Starting Over

Good week to everyone! This is the day – and the week – that the Lord has made. I will rejoice – even if I have to make myself rejoice – and be glad in it. My husband and I woke up really early today :) I’m a morning person but I haven’t been able to get to bed early for a while. Well, I restarted it today!

If you read my blog last week you noticed I was in the search for motivation. I feel like I got what works for me so this week I need to practice what I blog LOL.
I did some planning on Saturday. I wrote down all I need to cook so I can bring home cooked meals to work. I’m going out to eat a few times this week but I’ll mostly eat what I cook at home.

I plan on spending more time praying for my weight loss efforts. I believe God is willing to hear prayers for that area of my life. He does care about everything. I also need to keep pursuing peace. I finished reading Joyce Meyer’s book on that.

I feel like all her books can be read over and over again. I’m looking for something else to read. For now I’m sticking with Newsweek and one of the local papers. Everyone gets excited about reading more during the summer. Because I read throughout the year, the summer is just another season for me. I love reading so much, I consider each room in my home a reading room. When it comes to weight loss there are a lot of new diet books popping up everywhere. I usually don’t buy them. I focus more on books that will feed my soul and make me grow on the inside.

I just heard a great quote: “You cannot go forward if you keep dragging your past behind you.” Joyce Meyer.
Today I choose to forget about how much weight lost in 1996. What matters is what is going on NOW. I will forget about the past and press forward. I will make the effort to do the same when it comes to my speech. Unless asked about 1996, I will try not to bring it up in my conversations. I’m a new creature, old things have passed away, everything becomes new in Christ. Have an awesome week!