I don’t really like saying this, because I don’t want to seem all weird and self-centered, BUT:
I’m proud of myself.
As many of you know 2 weeks ago we got back from a 10 day vacation in Mexico. Not going to lie, as excited about the vacation that I was, I was SO afraid of the food and drinks that I would be having to consume. I mean, how lame is that? I can’t even allow my brain to be okay with VACATION.
Anyway. When I was on vacation I did make fairly healthy choices….but I DID let myself indulge when I really wanted to. Although that was very tough on me mentally. I knew that I had to do it. I had an awesome friend (you know who you are) who encouraged me and texted me scripture verses in the mornings. Trying to focus on that was really helpful in those scary moments.
So, I came home. And, it was time for my weigh in.
Quick background: Literally WHENEVER I go on vacation I think I am going to gain 940239 pounds…and then I ALWAYS lose weight. A-L-W-A-Y-S.
Well, my friends, I am SO HAPPY to report that I MAINTAINED MY WEIGHT in Mexico! This may not seem like anything crazy but, for me, that’s a huge win!
Of course the next step would be to go on vacation, maintain my weight, and not worry so much ON vacation. But, baby steps.
So, that’s that.
Here’s another quick update: Remember in the last Sunday reflections I was pretty open and honest with you about my food struggles, and how I haven’t made dinner for Mr. FFF and I in over a YEAR because the calories were too hard to calculate?
In the past month, we have eaten dinner together 5 times! Now, I totally realize that is still a REALLY low number (and the goal is to improve it!) but 5 times in 30 days is a LOT better than 0 times in over 365 days, you know? It’s all about looking at the big picture and focusing on the small wins!
Last update: I talk about Proverbs31 Ministries a lot here, because I LOVE their devotionals. I recently started their “first 5 app” which is a free download on your phone. Everyday you’re supposed to do it FIRST thing in the morning, and it’s just a 5 minute devotional that ends with a few questions to reflect on. Usually when I wake up, it’s “go time.” I never did devotionals first thing, because I felt I HAD to start working. Devotionals were always left for “when I had time” in the day.
Starting my morning with just 5 minutes of God has been so great! I really feel like it prepares your mind for the day, and I have found myself thinking about Him a little more frequently as the day passes. You should totally try it too!
Anyway, I realize that reflection was kind of all over the place, but it’s been awhile and I had a few things to share!
So, I want to hear from you: any wins for you in the past month? Has God been placing anything on your heart? Talk to me friends!
Until tomorrow xoxo.