Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day Five

Well Day 5 is different. I don't feel like I am going to give in, but I do feel tired. Now it could be that Abigail was running a 103 fever last night and was up at various times throughout the night,but I feel like my body is weak. I did decide that we were going to get back to some better eating. I had been diligent about going to the Farmers market every Saturday and getting some great organic veggies. I also was so good at making healthy meals, granted they may have been a little bland, but they are so good for us. And then life happened and I didn't make it a high priority. But I am in charge of this kitchen and I am whipping us back into shape! I am also doing some research for what to eat while we are on the road. As far as snacks to have in the car. A two month road trip does sort of limit going to the farmers market!

As far as for the fast. I think I will be doing something I read about. Tuesday night, I will break fast. I will eat a meal (yet to be determined), and then proceed to do a juice fast, except for Sundays where a small is eaten once on that day. I think this is much more in line to what I can continue to do. I am praying about it as well. I do think the hardest part has been cooking for my family and not sampling the sauce, or all those little things we do without thought! So I have learned a whole lot about food and myself.

I also learned that I never thought of myself as overweight. I always thought of myself as normal. I looked at my gene pool, my Husband said I looked good, had 4 kids, and thought this was normal. I have never been unhappy with my weight or thought that much about it. I have tried to eat healthy and to some degree take care of myself. But the Wii Fit doesn't lie, and I was shocked. I am not one who focuses on weight or BMI (still don't understand how that works), I just always thought, If I am happy! And I have never felt unhappy. So now I feel a little more aware. This doesn't mean I will see a huge weight loss or that I won't occasionally have a piece of cake. It just means I am conscious of food and me a little more. I will add that I have added doing the Wii Fit to whole thing!

I have lost almost 10 pounds, I do believe it has fallen off my ring finger, as I can hardly keep my ring on!

From a spiritual side, I really enjoyed reading about Levi yesterday. The man didn't even ask "what" when the Lord said "Follow me", he just got up and went. At this point in my life I am anxiously awaiting the Lord to reveal the where. It's like Christmas..I know it is coming soon, I just want to know what the gift is. So I am learning from Levi, not to ask questions, but enjoy the trip. Please continue to pray for us we are 1/3 of the way there with our partnership development. We are planning out our Summer trip, and are looking for people to stay with and speak to about our ministry. Please continue to pray for Abigail, she is feeling better, but the cough is still hanging on, Caleb & Julia seem to have added the cough in the last few hours, so they are all getting medicine in a minute.

Thank you for the support! If you have any ideas for our road trip, we'd love to hear them.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Wow, you are doing a great job! I think it's great that you are learning so much from God and about food and your family, too. Praying for you to make your goal!