Last night was bbq night at ours with friends. I planned around it all day to stay on plan & I did 😊 free sw burgers, sausages & pork skewers & skinless chicken thigh in @jdseasonings Spanish chicken . some syns used for a tbsp coleslaw & potato salad. No speed because i didn't fancy it 😁couldn't manage the burger either 😅
How are these two people the same? I was always my kind, happy self but I am still so different. The mountain I had to climb seemed so tall and impossible. But I saw this photo from October 2014 and I knew I needed to and finally in January of 2015 I committed and haven’t stopped since. It was and will never be easy and it is more mental than anything else. But when I look back over the last three years what essentially happened is I fell in love with me. I made taking care of me a priority. I am so proud of myself and just love my family so much for loving me through all of this. #lessofme#lessofmeisathing
“Against ALL hope, Abraham in hope believed...”
This verse struck me as an absurdly funny oxymoron, but also gave me incredible encouragement for so many areas in life right now. Trivial things, like will It EVER be Spring??? (The blooms in this pic are from last year...we’re nowhere close yet) But also weightier things: Will Brad get a permanent teaching position? And where (we have no clue)?? Will I ever feel good again? Finances. The list goes on. Sometimes my mind digresses and it feels hopeless, but I’m reminded again and again in a thousand little ways that He is faithful. Abraham believed even when there was virtually no visible hope...and it was credited to him as righteousness. I don’t know how anything will turn out, but I do have hope because He is faithful and works all things for our good.
My first gain since starting 3 months ago. plus half a pound. total loss now dead on 1.5 stone. Not shocked but upset of course. I had 3 days (evenings) over my syns where I stress ate / drank. Not to a binge excess but more than my 15 syns. also am due ⭐🌟⭐🌠 this weekend so I can feel a mega bloat on from that (I tend to lose all my retained water on day 1 each time) which also didn't help with the tears last night or the stress for which I went off plan in the first place. No excuse- I need to do this through stress. let's face it I had got through 3 star weeks already without a gain & stress will allllllways be lurking around somewhere. All I can say is the plunging feeling of getting on those scales knowing a gain was coming has kicked me in to working out I need to manage my stresses / hormones another way. I nearly didn't go to group as I knew it was a gain. I nearly didn't stay to group as I didn't want to talk about a gain. but I know what's best for me and my journey, and that is to always go & always stay. I love my group & last night I realised i NEED my group. onwards and downwards 🔛⬇⬇⬇⤵
He is Gentle
Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:29, ESV)
Gentle Lord, I am anxious today for all the undone things on my list.What I need more than anything is a Selah moment to sit with you and receive the rest my weary soul needs. I'm grateful I can find thay at your feet today. In Jesus's name. Amen.
Gentle is who Christ is. So even when he wants to do business in my life or he brings power or a word of conviction, he does it gently. (from #hopeforthewearymomdevotional )
This was fun, but it didn’t come easy today. My kind and loving wife reminded me not to put my identity in what I do.
Much of life for me is trying to pad the walls from hurt and harm. It’s no way to live and it’s a lie. #lessofme#moreofjesus#imanidiot
Most Sundays we’re rushing around to get out the door in time for church, making sure we have all we need to fulfill our duties as servants of our church. But once in a blue moon we get the opportunity to take our time, sleep in and enjoy our coffee before we have to be out the door. Today was one of those days. I thought it was God telling us to rest, but then I’m wide awake at 7:30 for some reason and I’m feeling the call of the Lord to spend some quiet time with Him. Most days when I sit down to study, I discover a new aspect of God and how He works. Today I had a bit of an eye-opening moment: there once was an Old Testament law that required retribution for each and every one of our sins. It might have been an uncomfortable, pricey sacrifice or it could have been death. Either way there was a man, who was sent by God Himself to erase that law and give us the freedom and liberties we have today. He didn’t have to, but because He truly loves His creation, he sent His son to pay the heavy price for ALL of us. Beloved, I encourage you, if you don’t take Jesus seriously, consider the world we *could* live in, consider living in fear that an appointed religious leader could show up at your door today and demand your retribution be paid in full. Really consider what ignoring Jesus could cost you—your home, your entire income, your life—and ask yourself: is that a debt I can afford to continue to ignore? #SundaySchool#moreofHimplz#lessofme#beyondgrateful#loved