Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Weight Watchers - Week Five

It's Wednesday to you, but I'm writing this a day early because I just need to be honest with you. Can we talk? Ha!

Truth is, this has been a really rough week for me with Weight Watchers and not just because my mother-in-law is an awesome cook and I lack self control in her kitchen! It's been a hard week because I have really lost motivation. Seems odd really, because I met my goal of losing 5lbs my first month. I think I was hoping to lose more..

Anyway, I started praying yesterday that God would restore my motivation while also teaching me to rely on his strength alone. Well, we serve a faithful God and everywhere I looked this morning there was something pointing me toward a final goal and closer to him.

First, it was a blog post by a woman I greatly admire who lost 30 pounds this time last year, next it was a few verses in my daily Bible reading, and finally an interview for the show. I realize that this journey to living a healthier lifestyle will take roughly a year...A YEAR!!

Seems like such a long time, but in the grand scheme of things it is so short. As I look back on where we were as a family this time last year, I am humbled. It seems like just yesterday when I was packing Eli around and sitting on slides with him. Now, I chase him around and beg him to wait for me before he goes to the big slide....ONE YEAR...that's it!

My prayer is that I will stay focused on the small battles like taking this thing one snack/meal at a time while never losing sight of the big picture. One year seems so long when you are looking at 12 months, 52 weeks, and 366 days (it's leap year) of small battles. But it's really just a short amount of time for a lifetime of confidence.

Today I sat down and made list of goals I would like to accomplish within the next year. They included losing 46lbs and running in a mini marathon. I then took those goals and divided them into small monthly milestones including a weight goal and an exercise goal. My prayer is that with each new success I'll find motivation to carry me on in pursuit of the ultimate goal!

Anyway, I wanted to share with you where I am in this process, where I have been and where I hope to go!

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