Well, when I started this journey (AGAIN) almost a month ago, I had no idea that stars were truly aligning! I hoped for it and wanted to believe it, but I honestly wasn't sure. And then support from crazy, out of this world sources started showing up... are still showing up (thank you Nancy), prayers are getting answered at lightening speed and "effortless" is not the description I would use to describe THIS fun and mental change, but more like "enjoyable". Yep, I'm going there.... ENJOYABLE! I just visited my doctor for my "month one" weigh in and I'm down 11 pounds!!! This is a life that is changing!
S- I'm up to 10 minutes to sit in silence and BE with God first thing in the morning. However, I'm also finding that I'm spending more and more time throughout the day to stop and "BE" as well.
A- I am successful and capable with divine wisdom that surpasses understanding. I am highly favored by God receiving blessings I can barely contain. (I'm leaving this one exactly the way it is!)
V- What if we moved mountains? The Bible says we can.... do I believe it? Do I believe this mountain is moved? I can see the elation in my mind's eye of slipping on that pair of jeans I've saved for the past 20 years refusing to throw them away because I refuse to give up hope. The feeling of release, of being lighter, the feeling of ease of movement.
E- 20 minutes of Elliptical today
R- The Hunger Fix (I HIGHLY recommend!)
S- UPDATE: A REFLECTION
I'm reflecting over the past month, where I got it right and where I missed the mark, but it is different somehow. I've stopped beating myself up! I'm allowing myself to just be. When I do miss the mark (and I definitely did on more than one occasion this past month), I'm looking at it objectively, deciding how I will do things differently the next day and moving on. The one thing that has helped with that tremendously is using the MyFitnessPal app. It helps when you log EVERYTHING! When you look at days when you binged and then look at days when you ate perfectly within your calorie range, it puts the days you messed up in perspective. Over the course of 28 days, I messed up my eating plan 5 of those days that means that around 82% of the time I was right on track..... 82% got me 11 pounds lighter. I wonder what 85% will get me???