I've got my annual knock-me-off-my-feet cold, and have been resting the last few days. Eating has not been a problem because I can't taste a thing! So I have just been eating when my stomach growls. An interesting experience.
Anyhoo, between naps I've been thinking about the future...specifically, what will my life be like this time next year? There's no way to know. None of us is guaranteed a next year or even a tomorrow, but it's fun to think about possible futures anyway.
It's fun to think about shopping for clothes without having to go to a plus-size store. It's fun to think about having more energy and feeling more trim. It's fun to think about jumping on my bike for a ride on our local bike trail with a few of my friends.
Yes, I'm day-dreaming. I'm imagining a new future for my life. Losing this weight isn't only about changing the way I eat. I have to also change the way I think. Actually, when I accomplish that, I'll have won the entire battle.
My life is an expression of the things I think about. That's why I've quit watching horror movies and most of the stuff on TV. It really helps not to see food commercials! Controlling my thoughts is not easy, but fortunately, I have help:
- And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:7NIV)