It’s been AGES! Actually, it’s really only been, like, 1 whole day since we chatted. BUTBUTBUT, it’s been MONTHS since we had a Sunday reflection! But, I promised they would come back in the fall. And it’s October now.
Which is the fall. So, they’re back. OBVIOUSLY. They still won’t be weekly, but I am gonna try to reflect every other week or so. 🙂
For the first one, I don’t really have a “reflection” as much as I just want to talk to you about the happenings of the past few months…more-so the past few WEEKS.
Have you guys been following along that I have been doing ALL the traveling for super-fun food blogger excursions? It’s been a BLAST. But, you know what it has also been?
If you’ve been around here awhile, you know that I have some issues around food, and I am working on 1. Giving them to God and 2. Gaining some healthy weight. So, let’s talk about both those things.
First off, these trips have been totally scary because it means I had to go 3 back-to-back weeks without being on my “food plan” or being able to eat food that was “comfortable” for me. As the opportunities to go on the trips came, I started wondering if maybe I should turn them down, for fear of all the multi-course meals that I would have to endure, and WHAT WOULD THAT DO TO MY BODY.
BUT, I have been really working on spending more time daily with God lately (have you heard of proverbs31.org? I have been LOVING their daily devotionals) and, as these opportunities came, I could actually tell that it has made a difference.
At first, I was scared to say yes, but then I was able to rack through all the things I had been reading lately, and hear God say “you can do this Taylor. You deserve to go out and have fun with other bloggers. Do not be afraid, because I will give you the strength you need to enjoy these events.”
And, you know what? He did! I can’t lie and tell you I ate ALL the cake and brownies and ice-cream and whatever on these trips, but I enjoyed a little bit of everything, and made some awesome relationships. I was also able to be PRESENT during the trips, which was new for me. Typically when I am in a “scary food situation” I really only think about the calories I am eating, and don’t absorb anything that anyone around me is saying.
You guys. It was SO NICE.
So, that’s been really cool. It’s crazy how just devoting a few extra minutes to God daily can change things so drastically.
And now, and update on my weight gain. I am REALLY excited to tell you that I have gained 7 out of the 10 lbs that I need to!!! I am ALMOST to the end and, I typically don’t say things like this, but I am really proud of myself.
This is the first time in years that I didn’t put on 1 lb, get scared and then lose it. Plus, I can honestly say that I like how I look. Sure, maybe I miss the days when my abs were more “6 pack-y” but I am also a lot happier now, which is about 50239 times more important than a 6 pack.
Anyway, this is getting long, but I wanted to update you! I would love to hear if God has been showing you anything over the past months!!
See you in a few weeks for the next reflection! 🙂