Friday, August 9, 2019

Five-Minute-Friday ~ Again

It's FMF, and just like any other week, here I go, again, writing for five minutes on the word prompt, again!

Timer set...


Having to do something over and over again, isn't just because you did it wrong the first or second time, it could be because it actually worked the first time and it's the best way to do it or to get from point A to point B. 

So you do it again, and again.

To develop a new habit, you need to repeat the task, over and over. Again and again, for at least 60 days, so they say. They also say it depends on the person, the habit, the time, and other variables and realistically it can take as little as 18 days to 254 days. 

When I quit smoking 5 years ago this month, I did it "cold turkey!" Breaking a bad habit is probably just as hard, but again, and again I just took it one day at a time. My incentive was a brand new trailer sitting in my driveway. To wash the desire out of my mind, I kept busy, kept in prayer, and would sit in the trailer, thankful something so wrong for me provided something so right for me.

Now I have to do the same thing with the weight that found me. It's not as easy as smoking was. Without realizing it, the hand to mouth habit I had for over 30 years was replaced with chips to mouth. Fries, cookies, and candy-filled the void. So I told myself the same thing I did with the cigarettes, "Don't buy them, I won't smoke them!" Only it's the cookies, chips, and candies but this time, and it's not as easy!

I am now 9 weeks along with the Noom thing. 

Every day I have to weigh in, do the lessons, which takes about 10-15 minutes, get my steps in, and log my food.

Again, and again, and again, and again. 

Even when the numbers don't move but ounces, I still step on that scale!

Just like anything or even everything...


...if we do it again, and again, it becomes a routine, a habit, something that just automatically gets done.

My devotionals, my garden time, the time I spend writing or snapping pictures, along with this new fitness and healthy eating stuff, they all fit into this schedule that just works and it repeats itself each day, again and again. 

Somedays, might not go as smooth as others, but there's always tomorrow, a new day to try again like when we are traveling or driving to doctors, a road trip can call the munchies really quick! It's taken some adjusting, but each part, which is a part of me, continues those steps, making the new day better than the day before, comforting the bad days with a new day tomorrow and not binging on sweets today!. 

I don't mind the, again and again in life, they are just part of the journey.

Philippians 4:4(NLT)
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!

Philippians 4:4(NLT)
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.


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  1. Why are starting - and continuing new habits - so hard!! Especially those diet ones!! Congrats on sticking with it for 9 weeks....and for winning over the cigarettes!! New habits are hard - but so rewarding!

    1. New habits were enjoyed!! Why did it take me so long to break the bad habits in the first place? It must be a right of passage!


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