Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Weigh-in Wednesday

Well once again I must weigh myslef *grunts*. Can you sense my excitement? Ugh, I have actually gained one pound! I can find excuses for the lack of weight loss, it's that time so I am bloated, it was parent conference week so I stayed late and didn't follow my menu plan, the list could go on and on. Or I could just accept that I am weak and I cannot do this on my own. I must confess that I am a glutton. I love food and on more than one ocassion I eat more than what i really need. Sometimes I will even get sick from all the food.

So I am calling on our Lord for contentment for what I have and strenght to refuse mor. I found a great prayer in a wonderful book called Saintly Solutions to Lives Common Problems.
Lord and Giver of every good gift,
help me truly appreciate all that You have
granted me, including the food I eat each day.
Letme not become greedy or gluttonous,
nor displease You by overindulging myself.
May the daily bread You give me be a source of energy,
health, and strength, so that I may fulfill my duties and do
my part in working for the coming of Your Kingdom.
Give me a generous spirit in responding to the needs
of the poor, and fulfill the hopes of all who trust in You.
Father, You give us the bread we need each day;
may we render unto You the glory and promise
that are Yours for all eternity. Amen.


Bonnie said...

Don't get down about 1 little pound! Weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint. I have told myself that there will be weeks that I don't loose or gain, but that's okay! As long as I get back to doing what I need to do!

With 2 little boys and a very busy life, I can't imagine how hard it would be to keep a routine for yourself, but God is in control! And your right, we can't do this by ourselves and that's just where God wants us! Depending on Him!

Good luck this week and I'll check back with you next week!

mommy2boys said...

Bonnie thanks so much for your words of encouragement. You're right we need to let go and rely on God, but being a kind of person who likes to control things it has been difficult.