I've been spending most of my internet time on Facebook so I haven't posted to the blog what seems like a looooong time. I've been a busy bee with getting my business organized for 2009 and with work and with taxi service and with household stuff and with Junior High ministry and with... I'm ashamed to report that my miles for the week of 19-25 January are 0. That's a big, fat GOOSE EGG. It's smart to have a cutback week every now and then but this was ridiculous. And when I ain't running good, I ain't eating good. It wasn't a total relapse but I didn't move forward either. I'd say just about even on the eating, logging, and my exercise.
I'm definitely back to it this week. No excuses. It's hard not to be disheartened when I have these little setbacks. We're studying in Bible Study how the Christian life is about steps, not leaps, and that to grow and become what God wants us to be is about a step. I was sharing with my JHigh'ers that we can't expect to just wake up one morning and be everything God wants us to be. God wants us to just take that one step. For some it's being kind to someone who isn't kind back. For others it's just getting up a little early and reading one verse from The Bible and praying for one minute. For some, it's just believing that God is real. Whatever step you take, take it, and celebrate the faith that God gives us all to take that step. So, as I look at my struggles with weight and living a healthy life, I'm reminded that I'm not going to wake up tomorrow and weigh 200 pounds and run a marathon. Maybe my first step is to wake up Monday morning at 4 and run before work. Maybe my next step is to make sure I have a healthy snack before leaving work for the drive home so I won't be so hungry and stop where I shouldn't. I've gotta start thinking more in terms of steps and not leaps.