HELLO!!!! I have been off of here for such a long time! So here is a picture of my progress. In the pic I'm wearing the same clothes I wore in my "before" pic,
but now I actually have.......
(are you ready for this???)...............
So anyway, things got a little crazy with me working on my computer again. So, I had to switch to my boss' computer for a while, and it was really hard trying to do much of anything on the internet with it because I would get cut off a lot, etc. So, finally I am back on my computer and hopefully will be able to use it for the remainder of the time that I am doing this job!
Things are going well. But I do have to be honest and tell you have really, really been struggling with my cravings. Between Valentine's Day and my daughter's birthday, it's been quite scary! I have been craving sweets like nobody's business! And now, every time I go to the store there is this whole BIG EASTER section of junk, junk, and more junk - the junkiest of the junk being Reese's anything - and believe me, they have everything - Reese's hearts, Reese's trees, Reese's eggs (how is a person supposed to escape this type of temptation???), and then there is the CADBURY EGG. Let me just say that the Cadbury Egg should be banned, should be deported, and quite possibly should be the 11th commandment. THOU SHALT NOT EAT THE CADBURY EGG!!! Because there is seriously nothing, and I mean nothing, good about the gooey confection (good for you, that is). It is one of my major pitfalls this time of year. And that is my confession for the day.
And as my friend, Michelle, would say, "My words of wisdom for today are..."
STAY AWAY FROM THE EASTER CANDY SECTION!
LOL! Okay, so really allow yourself one egg, maybe one egg from Reese's and one from Cadbury, but force yourself to stay away from the other stuff...
So, as a result of feeling so tempted all the time, I am placing myself on another fast. I have got to absolutely get this JUNK out of my system. But, not just for the sake of my physical, I'm feeling the need spiritually. I have never fasted so much in my life as I have since I have been at this church, but what a difference it makes. I was thinking on my way home how I was needing to go on one. It is really a spiritual bodybuilder.
So, starting Monday morning I will be starting on a new fast, with dual purpose, and I would challenge anyone to do it with me. Maybe you would even choose this season to completely let Easter come and go without the candy...it's not about that anyway. It's about Jesus. Our focus is all wrong on all of the holidays these days. Let's teach our kids that Christmas is about Jesus, not presents and Santa Claus, and that Easter is about his Resurrection, not a bunny bringing colored eggs. Those other things are fun, but really tend to take away from the real reason we even have these holidays, Jesus Christ, who sacrificed everything for us to have abundant life, healthy life, the best life we could ever dream of.