Fight Obstacles with
“The Do What You Can Plan.”
It is late Tuesday evening, and I hear a train in the background, dogs barking and banging on the door, and I am sitting on my couch as part of our dinner cooks on the stove in the kitchen. I am caught in a spiral of pain, weight gain, medication reaction, and depression. How do I overcome and find a plan to fight these negative forces in my life?
Before this I hovered around 210 pounds, but today, I sit on my couch weighing 250 pounds. Shame doesn’t begin to cover the emotions I feel. I want to change this about myself, but I don’t know where to begin. I know the why of wanting to change. She is gone with her father to challenge him at a game of pool. My 13-year-old daughter is so happy and well adjusted, but what message am I sending her with my weight? Will she have a bad body image? Will she not eat because she doesn’t want to be fat like her mother?
The plan involves recognizing “the change that God wants me to make; my small next step; and then how I will celebrate when I succeed in taking my small step.”
She writes: “It’s not about the size of our faith or the strength of our efforts. It’s about who we’re placing our faith in and what HE CAN DO.“
Tomorrow, I am going to walk up and down my hallway for five minutes and eat a serving of fruit for lunch. I already bought the berries and grapes.
[tweetthis twitter_handles=”@MaryHill16″]See me on the other side on Thursday when I will write about my celebration. [/tweetthis]
This post is my second entry for THE MARCH SOLSC! #SOL16 which started Tuesday. It is also part of my book review for Holly Gerth’s LifeGrowth Guide for You’re Already Amazing. This post has Amazon affiliate links for this book if you use to purchase, I earn a small percentage of the sale which I use to pay my blogging expenses. You can read the original review here.