Thursday, September 09, 2010

I'm OUTTA here! Just for the Weekend.

Okay, change of plans. I was going to take my computer and such on my weekend trip to PAAAARTAY with my friend Terry and a few ridiculously fabulous God broads. It's Terry's birthday! Hurray! If you remember, I've talked about Terry here before, and she gets a mention in God Alone is Enough--though they cut the best story about her. Anyway, Terry is my favorite person, second to Jesus himself, to share a meal with. She makes eating an art form. No, it's more contemplative than that. Eating with Terry is prayer. So, I'll be contemplatively eating this weekend in beautiful Breckenridge, CO, sans my computer. I'm un-moderating my comments, hoping no spammers appear, so you can still dialogue about your 3D YOUR WHOLE LIFE JOURNEY, although I lost the battle today with a caramel apple, and a small amount of ice cream (okay, I had a second helping of spaghetti), I'm just going to forgive myself, and keep going. The truth is, I'm really stressed, and having almost daily migraines. I think I need to get away and let some women bless me (see, T. I read the book, and really liked it!). I'm taking my 3D materials with me. Please pray for me, lovies. The reality is, this is not an easy journey. It's going to take all the prayer we've got in us. Like the scripture says, no discipline is easy. I'm sure you've all noticed that it's difficult, and maybe you too, have had your slips. We begin again. We go in grace. We keep one another in prayer, and keep it moving.

I need to hear from more of you, even if I'm not here this weekend. Where are you???

Much love,


Ally said...

i am sooo glad to hear i'm not the only one off to a rocky start. My first day was good-- i ate three meals and had a late night snack that all fell within the nutrition recommendations. i'm semi-vegetarian, and as such, lean more toward fruits/veggies and not so much protein, so that's something to work on, but all in all, it was a good day. i even got 45 minutes of exercise in! So, w00t! Go me!

Aaaand then... the migraine that i'd had for two weeks began to come back, despite the oxygen treatment i had at Immediate Care the previous day and the Prednisone i was put on to keep it at bay.

So i got to bed late, got up late- breakfast became brunch around 11:30 (a yogurt) and a real lunch just didn't ever happen (why didn't i just fix myself a meal then?!) and that yogurt became all i ate for most of the afternoon. Then i went to my boss's birthday party and had a small piece of cake, so then that and the yogurt were all i ate all afternoon. Supper was just a PBJ sandwich, peas, an orange, half an apple, and soy milk-- so good meal, but the only real meal i had all day. Later i made a strawberry/blueberry smoothie with flax seeds, so that was more improvement. And i did work out for half an hour... buuut now i'm here at the computer with a bowl of macaroni and cheese.


Tomorrow will be better... right?

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for you, Mair, that you will have a good time of R & R.


ragamuffin diva said...

It's gonna be a GREAT day, Ally. And you are doing very well! We'll be all right. XOXO!

Thanks, Jean! Sorry I missed your name. I'm so happy you're with us.

Grams said...

Ally - I am praising God for all the exercise you did. Hang on to that.
Mair - you certainly have my prayers for your weekend - am jealous.
I hit a snare last night and just seeing this morn what happened. Began to eat compulsively until the persevering Holy Spirit shouted (and he had to) in my ear "Stop it!" As I talked w/ a friend this morn I saw that the eating was due to my being angry w/ a relative. Lord, Jesus, enable me to recognize my emotions immediately, then run to you w/ them to get them under your blood IMMEDIATELY so that the emotions don't control me - but You are the power in my life. change me , Lord, change me.

Kay said...

Wish I was in Breckenridge! For lots of reasons, and now for one more!

I'm not doing the thing with you guys, but I did cut out sugar 2 weeks ago. It is hard, and I will pray for you.

Alison Strobel Morrow said...

Aaaauuuuuhhhhg! You're, like, 2 hours from me and I won't get to see you?!?!?! No fair!

So I just got home from vacation and got my books! Yay! I've read up to about halfway through the "How 3D Began" section. I won't be able to catch up to y'all, but my goal right now is to start reading Week 1 on Sunday. And, in celebration, I'm having peanut butter on gluten-free bread for my bedtime snack today, instead of the white-bread bagel I reeeeaaallly want.

Matthew Ward said...

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. You deserve it.

Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts said...

I have to admit that I'm failing at this right now. Under quite a bit of stress and the last thing I want to be concerned about is what I'm putting in my mouth. But that's just stress and pain talking, I suppose. The crazy part of all of this is that I feel like I'm starting over every day. And I think THAT may be the first lesson in it for me. That God's mercies are new every day and his grace is forever. That I can't and am not doing it all by myself. I don't think I extend myself enough grace. I beat myself up alot if I don't reach the unreachable goals I set for myself (like walking 5 miles, 5 days a week; writing 30K words in a day; eating 1000 calories --- stupid stuff). I don't know what its like to take baby steps and now I'm being forced to. So anyhoo...that's where I am right now. Trying to get this diet together. Trying to walk everyday. Trying to be "whole." Trying. :)

PatriciaW said...

Is evening the worst time for anyone else? I eat near perfectly during the day, from breakfast through lunch and two healthy snacks in between. But by the time I get home and dinner is cooking, I'm snacking on everything I can get my hands on.

I too have been stressed and overly tired. I've noticed that fatigue makes me eat even more than stress. I guess it's a special type of physical stress. Anyway, last week wasn't my best. Not my worst, for sure, but definitely not my best, as I helped my boys consume the 5 doz homemade cookies that I made. (When I'm not tired, I can bake and resist!)

Confessions of An Overweight Chrisitan said...

I can identify with coming home after working to face having to cook supper for a family and stuffing myself with empty calories. My family is all grown up, but I remember well. I think that when I am tired, my body craves food for energy. I know that when I don't sleep well, or don't have enough hours sleep, then I eat to compensate for the lack of energy.

Would it help to drink a healthy smoothie when you first get home to give you energy and take away your hunger? Then deduct the calories in the smoothie from your evening meal or evening snack? Just wondering. :)

You are in my prayers.