Thursday, May 12, 2011

Its a journey, not a step.

Lost another two and a half pounds this week! Woot woot. And that was with inefficient tracking over the weekend.

I'll take it. I'm not quite where I was before I blew it over Pascha, but getting closer.

Mental struggles galore, but I'm getting to the bottom of some of those nasty issues that have been bugging me for the past thirty years or so. I don't really want to blog about them, but I can guarantee you that if you have a weight problem, you probably have similar such issues.

It's good to look inside and fix what's broken. And allow God to fix what's broken. And to find the support you need in your life for this journey, because the journey towards healing is not a one-stop deal. It's a journey.

So I'm on the slow road. But I'm on the road. The weather's gotten suddenly hot here in KY and my mono has had a flare up. I wonder if I should call the doctor about the off and on pain in my slpeen area that I've been having for the past few months? Hmmmm. Sounds expensive. Hmmmm, but it's not going away on its own. Hmmmmm.

So, it's a journey not a step. I've always wanted it to be a step. But it's not. So, here's to taking the next step. And the one after that, and the one after that.

And by the way: Fage greek yogurt is FANTASTIC, super high in protein, only 3 points per cup (of the plain, fat free stuff) and makes fruit salad into a meal, not a snack. It's so creamy tasting that I could not eat a whole cup all at once. So, that's my new food find of the week.

And I've discovered I really don't care for papaya. But credit to me for trying a new food.

4 comments:

elizabeth said...

I was just thinking of you yesterday and wondering how you are. It can be a long journey but God is with us. HUGS and love to you.

Lady of the Ozarks said...

Your last bit made me laugh! I just tried fresh papaya for the first time this week, too. I didn't like it either.

MarlaQuack said...

Hello,

I stumbled onto your blog this morning. Yay for you on the effort to lose weight and admitting that dealing with the underlining issues was important. You are right. A book that tremendously helped me to look at my issues is called "Free at Last" by Will Riddle available on Amazon.

The Lord Bless You!

Marla

Anonymous said...

Since you live in Kentucky, I wonder if you've tried paw paw, also called the Hoosier banana. It grows wild here (in Indiana) along little rivers and even the local city parks. It's not noticeable because of the slim trunk and uninteresting umbrella-type leaves and the fruit is the same color as the leaves until ripening in Fall.
Right now the flowers are blooming, and they are among the most unusual one would ever see. They are such a dark reddish purple that they almost look black. They are said not to attract bugs, but I see alot of ants, which apparently are the pollinators. Anyway, when they are ripe the flavor resembles bananas, papayas, and mangoes.