Fell off the stupid wagon – and you know why? Because I went out to eat with my husband last night for his birthday at CiCi’s (pizza buffet) and for some reason, didn’t know when to stop. I’m so frustrated with myself! I had been doing so good!! Now to remember the stuff I’ve been reading everyday during my devotions & reading time.
“Faith offers hope where none existed.” – Zig Ziglar
“Every problem is a stepping stone of growth, and every difficulty is an opportunity to trust God more completely, to follow Christ’s example of selfless service and to experience God’s presence. Out faith-filled response to pain results in great gain.”
“Hard work always pays off.” – Proverbs 14:23
“Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed.” Proverbs 15:22
I’ve been thinking… if I’m going to treat this like a disease, I really need to research AA and some of the other additional help groups out there. Don’t alcoholics have sponsors? Someone they call if they’re about to make a bad decision? Maybe I need a sponsor to call when I’m overcome with bad ideas & need some encouragement. Maybe I should carry a card with me that has some of the above quotes and scriptures on it so I can pull it out and remind myself. Maybe I should write down my daughter’s stinging words “Mommy, your legs are fat.” That’ll surely remind me what I’m doing and WHY I’m doing it. I am frustrated but I’m also encouraged. I know I can do this – I’ve tried losing weight many times before but I’ve never once in my life tried to beat this disease. There’s a difference and I’m finding out day by day what those differences are and how to overcome this mess I’ve gotten myself into.