Monday, October 6, 2008
Live your life as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit, keep the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.
harold b. melchart
Last night as I lay in bed, I found myself laughing out loud. Really quiet literally laughing out loud. I just was thinking back over my life about my weight loss journey and it made me laugh.
My whole life I have had one thing in mind, eat as little as possible,and, lose as much as is possible. Now I find myself in a very unfamiliar place. The doctor says don't lose more than 2 pounds a week but two pounds a month are enough. Somehow that just doesn't fit well into my brain. It goes against everything that I have tried to do in losing weight.
So this morning I found my self laughing out loud again. It was time for me to weigh on the dreaded scale. Oh, no, I said to myself, "I was only supposed to lose no more that two pounds." The scale showed me losing 5 pounds since last Wednesday. Now, how can that be, I am fixing to have to eat more. Me eat more, that is really laughing material to me. I feel like laughing right now even as I write this post.
I know I have to try and do what the Doctor told me to do or I will be having GOUT again. I SURE DON'T WANT THAT. But me having to eat more so I want lose too much! Wow, who would have ever believed such a thing was possible as it concerns me.
The Doctor made some changes in the medications he is giving me for the blood glucose and I am having some side effects from that but they are suppose to get better. I am feeling really quiet well this week.
I have gone to the Lord, so much complaining of not being able to eat enough and would He please help me to lose the weight. He answered in a way that I would not have even thought about. I was doing it wrong and it took a few bouts of GOUT and high blood sugar level for me to finally get it!! I don't need to lose every pound tomorrow. I should just enjoy each day that the Lord gives me to live, taking an occasional look at the goal that lays ahead of me, keeping the goal in mind but enjoying the days that come for me, to eat right as I get my body healthy because I DO WANT THAT MOUNTAIN. It may come slower and now I have to change my mindset,(laughing out loud) but I have not changed in knowing that with God's help I CAN, in fact WE ALL CAN. I am praying for you.
Joshua wanted a mountain and He asked the Lord for it. Read the story and you will see what great things God can do when we ask. He will give us our mountains also. connie
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