Friday, June 14, 2019

Five-Minute-Friday ~ Goal

I'm going to forgo the introduction on Five-Minute-Friday if you don't mind, after all, the rules remain the same!

So here I "GO"...

What a perfect word for this week!

Last weekend, after our Friday Summer Splash day, I decided it was time to change my eating habits, and try to get this unrecognizable body under control. We've, well, mainly hubby mostly, started losing weight about six months ago, I was just tagging along and bouncing up and down on the scale. He needed to lose weight before his upcoming knee surgery, and I just needed to lose weight. 

LOTS of weight!

I had basically, "Let myself go..." and it wasn't on a cruise, nor was it a fun trip of any kind. 

It began back in 2014, when test taken for my liver, came back GREAT! With my next appointment set for one year, for the first time in three years, we decided to celebrate with starting a new journey, one that didn't include doctors, so we bought a new trailer and began planning to do just that.

By then, I had lost almost all the weight I had gained over the years before, only having about twenty-five more to go when wouldn't you know it, my thyroid stopped working. Seriously! Out of the blue, it hit me like a rock. Sixty pounds found my body in the blink of an eye had taken up residence.

Even last year, we had made a goal to do 40 adventures, big or small, to celebrate 40 years of marriage! Again, we succeeded in that as well, but not this weight thing. I lost fifteen pounds when I broke my shoulder, only for it to come back almost doubled!

SO why is this weight loss goal giving me such a hassle!


Because I had myself believing it had nothing to do with what I ate, whether it's healthy or not! That it was my thyroid that controls this body and has been creating a roller coaster of distractions. 

True, but still wrong! 

It didn't cause me to drown myself in potato chips! Depression didn't either. I was the one allowing them to hold me hostage to this weight! Like I use to do when I smoked. 

I quit them, I can quit this too!


I have proven it to myself over and over again. 

I BELIEVE I can do it again!

But just like cigarettes, I needed help.

With the help of Noom, I am holding myself accountable, just as I did with those cigarettes!

Going cold turkey quitting smoking, is a whole lot different than quitting eating!

For my first week, I didn't lose any weight, but I was accountable.

I have a GOAL!

God knows! 

Philippians 3:12-14 (NIV)

Reaching Forward to God’s Goal

12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

1 comment:

  1. Weight loss goals are, well, some of the worst! So elusive. But kudos for beginning again!! All the best as you work toward that goal!


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