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