Monday, March 19, 2012
Weigh Day - It's about God's Grace!
I tell myself it's temporary, and not because I have been eating non-stop on the Simply Filling plan (because I haven't.) But, it has been more challenging to limit myself without the restraint of daily points. So, maybe this is a real gain. While I claim my losses at every opportunity, I like to give the little gains a chance to disappear before I acknowledge them whole-heartedly.
That's why there are no numbers in the title line!
I'm giving myself another week. If I don't lose weight this week, then I'm back to counting points. Maybe I'm not ready for the relative freedom of Simply Filling. Or maybe it was the food I ate at the all-day Handbell festival I attended Saturday. While they had fruit available (which was great), lunch was an adventure in cheese, mayo and oil...three things I normally avoid. ....sigh....
I'm almost amazed that I am not panicking. I'm not beating myself up. The thought came to mind, as I knew I was way off program on Saturday, that this is just the way it is sometimes. You do the best you can with what you have. It's like canoeing down the river. Sometimes you have to paddle to keep moving forward, but other times you just pull in the paddles and hang on for dear life as you ride the waves, hoping you don't fall out or hit a rock! I'm riding down life's river, and sometimes I just have to ride the current to the next calm spot.
In it all, I am learning to continue to trust God. He's not going to draw a line through my name when I mess up. He's my Life raft! He's holding my head above water! He's pointing me to the safety of the shore! I am so very grateful.
Come to think of it, He might be pointing me to the safety of counting points. We'll see!