This is the song my pounds 172-177 are singing right now. It's been pretty confusing on all of us. I get rid of 'em, I bring 'em back. One day I wake up ready to run a marathon, the next I wake up thinking of Chick-fil-a and my old usual: 12 nuggets, a CFA sandwich, large fries and large sweet tea. YES! That is what I used to order at Chick-fil-a.
Thankfully I have not done that in the year 2010 and do not plan on it. For11 months I haven't even considered ordering that meal and the fact that I have now scares the living waffle fry out of me.
I set a goal for myself right before Thanksgiving. I want to weigh less on January 1 than I did at that point (172.5). So far, it's not looking too optimistic. There is always hope, though. I've been doing a lot of analyzing and contemplating and I was able to pinpoint the moment I lost sight of my goal.
It was the afternoon I got back from a trip to New Mexico. I was so proud of myself for how wonderfully I had prepared meals and stuck to eating them. I just knew I had lost 5 pounds in 3 days. What in the world?
Much to my dismay, when I stepped on the scale that afternoon and saw that I had not lost one single pound (in fact I was up one) it just ticked me off. And to be honest, I've been ticked off ever since.
So what have I done to rectify the situation? I have eaten. And look where it has gotten me. The rational part of my brain, if I had chosen to use it, would have reminded me that by the next morning the scale might have shown a significant drop. I let emotions take over and when I do that they multiply until that rational part of the brain? Well, it's all covered in a big WAD of emotion and thoughts of fast food and chips, etc.
I've got 17 days to turn this ship around. I know that the power I have been given is greater than any emotion or feeling of defeat that I have:
1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
Another fitting verse to remember this season:
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
The Baby that came to earth is the very REASON I will celebrate and I will succeed.
So, YES! 177, 176, 175, 174, 173 and 172: you can definitely go now. Not to be rude, but I am SO over you.