Monday, November 17, 2008

A DECISION MADE

At Weight Watchers last week a lady said that she had made a goal for herself during the holidays. It was a goal that would be carrying her through the holiday season. She was going to try to stay the same weight, These weeks ahead had always proved to be very hard for her. She felt that if she remained the same and did not gain then she would have succeeded. The Leader thought that was a good idea.

I have thought about this and prayed about it for the days since the meeting. I have come to the conclusion that, that is what I am going to try and do. Rather than worry about losing, I am making it my goal to just stay the same. I am hoping and praying if I get myself some liberty then I will not gain. I know my weakness. When our family gets together there is always lots of fun. We are a family who enjoy eating. So, I am thinking that what I have done in past years has not worked, I will try a new way. I will not put any pressure on myself to lose but just not overeat and then my weight will remain the same or who knows,God willing, I might even lose a pound.

I am praying that I have made the right decision. I feel at peace with it. I am just putting a rest on counting points and thinking about food all the time. I will just pay attention to my hunger and when I feel myself getting comfortable then I will stop eating. I will watch the amount of sweets that I eat but will not keep them out of my diet. A rest in music is a rhythmic silence. I will have a silence of making food my thought of the day during this time and will enjoy the peace and joy of the season with my family and friends. I still would like for you to pray for me as I will for you.

I will be back each week with news of that week. I will still be attending WW meetings and looking to God for strength to do what is right. I hope you all have a good week. connie

6 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

I think that's an excellent goal! Especially during the holidays. I think you'll be very happy with your plan :)

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Dear Pam, thank you so much for your consideration. It pleases me that you think that I have made a wise decision. Happy holidays, connie

Lisa said...

Dear Connie
I think this would be a great goal for to set. I hope I dont gain but if I stay the same that will be great. I'll be praying for you.
Lisa~

GRANDMA'S KITCHEN said...

Thank you so much Lisa, I just hate to regain weight. It seems like such a waste. It takes even longer to get it off. So maybe if we just don't gain, we will really have lost.lol Oh, well, maybe. Thank you. connie

Margaret Cloud said...

I will pray that you have the courage to be all that you want yourself to achieve, and this takes a lot of courage, so I will be by from time to time to see how you are doing.

GRANDMA'S KITCHEN said...

Dear Margaret, that is so sweet of you and you don't know how much I appreciate you coming by to check on my progress. Thank you so much for praying for me. That means so much to me. Have a wonderful, wonderful day and please consider your self hugged.:O) connie