Changing my focus
Saturday, June 27, 2015
I have been dealing with a lot of stress in my life right now. It is manifesting in TMJ pain. In order to not put so much pressure on myself, I am going to “slack off” a bit on my weight loss efforts. I do still plan to daily focus on my “Healthy Habits” (Bible study, freggies, water, 10 min exercise, sleep, a daily step goal, and participating in my Biggest Loser team). But instead of pushing for a calorie & protein goal, I replaced those with getting outside & reading for 1 hour a day. I have about 15 books that have come thru my library’s hold program. I am choosing to see this as God saying He has something to say to my thru these books & I should not feel guilty about reading.
For those of you who pray, can I ask you to lift up my dad? He was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. I took him for his first chemo treatment yesterday & he did not tolerate it well at all! It was so sad to see my Daddy suffer like that! They are going to try him again next Thurs.
Not to be a whiner, but the treatments are bad enough. But I also have to deal with my sister who is working over an hour away & feels bad that she’s not there. So I have to tell her about how it goes & deal with her guilt. And I also have to find care for my 2 little boys. My daughter has been good about doing it & my sister’s girls have helped too. It is just one more stressor to worry about them.
I know God has not given my more than I can handle. I KNOW He is walking every step on this journey with me. And I’ve walked long enough with Him to know that there will be some awesome blessings during this time! I just want to be found strong & faithful along this walk!!
I know so many of you are also going thru struggles & trials right now. I will pray for all of you while I am praying for my crazy life too!
To Him who is able to do more than all we ask or imagine, to Him be glory!! Amen!