July 9, 2011

10 lb. Gain and Choices

I'm quitting this. I gained 10 lbs. I can't go on. This is too difficult. It will probably take me like, 3 whole weeks to lose this. I might as well stop trying and gain the other 60 lbs. back. I mean, 10 is almost as bad as 60.

Okay, okay. You get that I'm joking. Would I rather be in the 150's right now? Heck YES. Is it pretty lame that I have gained 10 lbs in this stage of the game? Yes. Is it all salt, water weight, about to be my TOM, etc. Yes, yes, and yes... Maybe? I don't know.   Does any of that really matter? No.

What does matter is my very next choice.

When I hit publish on this post I can either stay online checking comments and Facebook and watching TV for hours, or I can go to sleep so that I will be able to get up before anyone else in my home and begin my day the way the Lord had shown me is best.

After I wake up I can either hit snooze 10 times or I can rise.

After I have my quiet time I can either sit around being lazy or I can organize the dining room shelves like I had planned on.

When we finish our cereal I can either pile the dirty bowls in the sink for later or I can deal with it right then.

When it is time to run at 9:00 am I can either make up an excuse not to: I'm too tired, one of my kids is sick, it's too hot, we have too much to do...take your pick...or I can just do it.

When it is lunchtime I can either eat all of the children's leftovers and fail to record my meal on the tracker, or I can eat a balanced meal and record it so that I will be satisfied until dinner and happy with myself.

When I go to the little birthday party we have I can either munch on chips and cake or I can remember that I am satisfied because I had a filling breakfast and lunch.

If at some point in the day I begin to have negative thoughts about a person or a situation I can either verbalize those thoughts to the nearest person or I can take my concerns to the only One who can truly help.

I can either pacify my children with the television, or video games all day or I can choose to be present in their lives.
I can choose to be the person I am made to be...or I can choose something else. All day long, I have a choice.

This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. Deuteronomy 30:19


Jane ♥ said...

WOW, I love this post and I'm going to keep it in mind all day. Thank-you.

SkinnyGirlSetFree said...

You ROCK, Keelie! I say that, because a)you've lost an amazing amount of weight and continue to lose more. B)you just keep on inspiring me...annnd encouraging me. I'm up late tonight....can't sleep.....annnnd I think I just really needed to read this post. I needed it. So, thank you! Don't worry about that 10 lbs. Just hit the ground *running* and get rid of it! :):):)

Miss Felicity said...

I agree. This post will sit in my head all day while I make "choices" or even realize that there is actually a choice to make. Great post. And sorry about the ten lb gain. Youve done such a great job thus far, you are such an inspiration, dont let this bring you down!

AJ said...

"If at some point in the day I begin to have negative thoughts about a person or a situation I can either verbalize those thoughts to the nearest person or I can take my concerns to the only One who can truly help."

Thank you for this statement. God is working on this area and this is pretty much what He's been saying. I need to not verbalize everything!!! I need to let it go and forgive.

Philippians 2: 14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.”

Kara said...

So well said!!!

Becky Perry said...

Seems like a lot of us needed to hear that - thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

You are awesome! I love this post bc it's basically what I've been dealing with (minus the kiddos).. Thanks for this! :)

Deb said...

I've read your blog for quite some time now and rarely comment...but I think it's time you know just how inspirational you are to so many of us. You see, I'm not a young person any longer. In less than 4 years I will turn 60 years old...I say that with a few tears stinging my eyes because I look back at all the time I've wasted not serving HIM...not obeying HIM....not trying my best to bring HIM glory in EVERYTHING that I do. I think we serve HIM best...when we admit our faults...and share them with others...never letting our pride stand in the way of being a help to someone else. I don't know you personally...but I love you, my sister in CHRIST!!!

James 5:16 - Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

Praying for you this Saturday morning, Ms. Keelie!!!

Kristina said...

AWESOME and SO TRUE! I have finally decided to start making some better choices. Physically and spiritually. Love this post and I hope you have an awesome day!

Anonymous said...

Although I was confused by the beginning (wasn't sure if the 10 pound gain was part of the joke or not), I loved the post. Especially the Scripture that closed it.

That verse just put it all together for me as far as the importance of choices. The REAL choice that we have in choices. I don't always consider that. I often make poor eating choices with a shrug.

This post will certainly give me pause as I feel my shoulders raise. :}

Thanks, Keelie. And I hope that 10 pounds is gone SOON!

Okay. I can't leave without making this note of caution. Sorry.

MDs say that if you gain more than 3 pounds in a day or 5 pounds in a week, it could be Congestive Heart Faiure at work.

So. If you feel a little like you have asthma (and know tht you don't) or your breathing feels at all different, do see an MD. If you already have water pills, take them.

Unneccesary public service announcement has ended. :}


Billie said...

I'm going to go back and read your blog from the beginning. While the amount of weight I have to lose is quite a bit more that what you had/have, you write about the same thought patterns that I struggle with! I am really blessed by how you bring things back to what is TRUE, what God's word says!


momof3girls said...

Enjoyed reading your post today. It reminds of the song by switchfoot that says "this is your life, are you who you want to be?". So much if life is based on our decisions. Good post about what we do have control over

Anonymous said...

Great post! I love your blog, you're doing great!!