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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!
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  • SEWINGMAMACDS
    Anita -- I am praying for you and your Dad. Yes it is good to change your focus and not stress about weight loss efforts. I have been doing a lot of research and have been finding that stressing about weight loss actually causes weight gain. (I will probably be blogging about this later). Hugs my friend!
    1913 days ago
  • AGAPEJOY
    Joel 3:10 …. let the weak say, I am strong.

    Ephesians 6:10
    Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

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    1915 days ago
  • DEE797
    Sending thoughts, prayers, and HUGS your way! Taking care of yourself during this stressful time is the right thing to do.
    1915 days ago
  • MYSTIC_WITCH
    I am so sorry to hear you are going through a rough patch.
    i will pray for you, your dad and your family.
    Take care of yourself, Stress is bad...
    I am stressed out 99.9% of the day as well, trying
    to slow down and not feel stressed out about that.
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    1915 days ago
  • KELLIEBEAN
    I'm so sorry to hear this news about your dad. I am praying for all of you.

    It's very difficult to do but please follow through on your great plan to take care of yourself I know you know that you are no good to your dad if you run yourself down

    Take plenty of pauses for yourself and I'll be thinking about you!
    1916 days ago
  • PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    Put your own guilt to rest. You are not whining. You are there for your Dad and he needs you. You are there for your sister and she needs you. Be there for yourself too! Sending positive energy your way!
    1916 days ago
  • MKBWNSUGAR
    Sending prayers up for you & your family. emoticon
    1916 days ago
  • PATTI_PAL1
    Hey, it's not whining to say, "I'm going through a stressful time". Anybody would be stressed under your circumstances. Going lightly on the weightloss efforts seems like a logical choice.

    My prayers are with you and your dad.
    1916 days ago
  • JIACOLO
    Sending positive thoughts and prayers your dad's way! And yours too!
    1916 days ago
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    1916 days ago
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