Thursday, April 12, 2007
Saying YES to Change
Its a beautiful day... except for the darn wind. I took a step outside and felt like my clothes where going to fly off. LOL. Thank goodness we don't have neighbors on that side of the house , or they would have gotten an eye full!! So this puts a damper on my plan to take my girls to the park and ride the trail. My oldest was sick yesterday, which was why there was no blogging yesterday. She is better today... I think.... but I still don't want her out in this weather.
Tonight is my first night of work. I am super excited ... but also a little nervous. First day jitters, I think! I need HELP though.... since I am working nights I am not sure if I should be eating anything or not. You have to understand, I will be eating my regular meals all day today, then going to work until 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. My idea is to take a big bottle of water and some fruit for snacking on. That way I am not adding a bunch of calories on. Tell me what you think!
As for diet and workout... I am doing fair. Not fantastic, just fair. I keep kicking myself in the butt at the end of the day saying "why did you do that?". I get so close to having a perfect day.. and then that little voice in my head says "there are cookies in the cabinet!". The only good thing I can say about it is that I have been really good about only having two... and not eating the entire package! So I guess that IS improvement. So this is why I chose THIS devotional for today... enjoy!
Saying YES To Change
I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? -Isaiah 43:19
A Spanish proverb says, "Manana is the busiest day of the week." When it comes to nibbling, I admit I often resolve to cut back on snacks tomorrow, after I've already blow it for today. As long as the plan starts tomorrow I can shave off another sliver of leftover birthday cake or filch a few extra cashews. It's afterwards that I quickly adopt a get tough attitude, commanding myself to change manana.
But by noon the next day my resolve dissolves. I finish off the kids' oatmeal, lick the peanut butter knife when I make their lunches, and pour cream instead of milk into my coffee. I feel defeated because I nibbled, so I begin to rationalize: Today's a total loss. I'll try again, tomorrow.
Falling into the trap of procrastination is easy. And climbing out is hard--unless God lends me a hand. As I reach to God, I want to remember that my overeating can stop anytime I want--whether or not I've already blown it for today. Each time I refuse to nibble, I'm getting a jump start on tomorrow.
For Further Reflection
1. If you nibble today do you really have to wait until tomorrow to start over?
2. Are you ready for a change?
3. Will you let God help you start today?
God, help me say YES to change. Amen