Good Morning Ya'll! Yesterday went MUCH better. I took everyones advice and just let go of my binge and moved forward. I drank water all day long, excersized- twice!, and ate healthy. I feel good about it.. and I feel good about today.
I have to thank everyone that left comments on my 'before' pics. Ya'll are awsome!! I was more then flattered at all the beautiful comments.. and it made me feel a little bit better about putting them up here. My hubby, who finally came home last night, said that I was very brave to do that. I told him my reasoning was this.... People see me everyday this heavy. Besides, I am looking forward to seeing my results every month.
So, thanks again. I have never had friends that I could share my fat fighting with... and this is great! Ya'll are so supportive and I feel blessed to have met all of you.
Anyway... onwards to my weekly devotional. From the book Devotions for Nibblers by Kristen Johnson Ingram
Listening to My Body:
And now, my children, listen to me: happy are those who keep my ways. Hear instructions and be wise, and do not neglect it. -Proverbs 8:32,33
Science has now mapped human genes, and I'm awed to know that when I was only a single cell, God had already put my DNA together, with instructions for my life. My body KNOWS what it needs, has known since before I was born.
God didn't program me to eat more then I need. But my body and my appetite are now out of touch. My stomach isn't always asking for food, but I keep reaching for the potato chips and chocolate chip cookies. I quench my thirst with soda pop, even though our city has the best water in the country. And when the brain God gave me asks for mental stimulation, I anesthetize it with food. I can listen to the body God gave me. And I can give my brain the food it needs: books, music, friends and work.
For Further Reflection
1. what is your body telling you about your eating habits?
2. Even if you're overweight, could you be starved for vitemins and minerals?
3. How can you satisfy your creative urges without food?
O God, You made me with a mind and body that know what to do. Help me listen to them. Amen
It's time for me to check on all of ya'll!! So have a Blessed Day and we'll see you later! (With pics for the Group Challenge!)