The journey...

Life is in the journey, not the destination, so do what you can and take it one day at a time. Go slow, do it right, and make your changes permanent — then help out others who are where you were.

~Jillian Michaels

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

It's all about choices...


YOU SCREAM, I SCREAM..

WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM!!!

Yep, you read that right! It's employee appreciation week here at my job and every year they have the ice cream truck come to the bank for us all to run like hyped up kids on SPEED once again! EVERY YEAR..I have always opted for the Cookies and Cream cup - which is laden with FAT, SUGAR & 290 CALORIES (that's almost one WHOLE meal for me)!!! This year I opted for the Frozen Fruit Strawberry bar (made with real fruit). Weighing it at (*drum roll please*) - 130 CALORIES. Now, before I get a load of hecklers -- let my preface by saying YES...it's still got sugar and HFCS in it - however, a life-style change is "ALL ABOUT CHOICES." I'd be crazy if I told you I'd never have a dinner roll, a sweet treat, MAC N CHEESE or go out for dinner again in my life...I'd be setting myself up for F.A.I.L.U.R.E.
Life really is all about choices - not just in weight loss. We choose which directions to take in life whether good or bad. We choose whether we let circumstances dictate the rest of our lives or if we dictate our circumstances. Every day it's about making a CHOICE! Faith. Work. Friends. Weight Loss. EVERY day each of us answers a question, whether conscientiously or sub-conscientiously: "Who am I?"

We answer it by our actions, our words, our habits, our goals, our passions, our RESPONSES (this is a BIG one)...and what we are willing to fight for. These past two weeks, though UP and down...have brought that daily question to the forefront of my conscience once again!

"Who am I?"

I am in love with JESUS!
I am a daughter, a sister, a friend!
I am a lover, not a fighter.

My life has purpose!

I have weaknesses and even failures - BUT I AM STRONG!

Weight loss doesn't define me. Being a "Senior Relationship Banker" doesn't define me. Honestly..."I" don't even define me anymore...

My identity is found in CHRIST! I can chase after idle things all day long...weight loss being one of them...but it may only add a few more healthier years to my life on earth...absolutely nothing eternally though. I'm redirecting my focus, RE-defining me and regaining the realization of who I truly am IN HIM!!!

I'M STEPPING UP MY GAME ONCE AGAIN...not in my own strength, but through HIM!

I'M BACCCCKKKK....*SMILE*

Verse of the Day:
Joshua 24:15 (NKJV)
And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

8 comments:

S said...

Amen and YES! It is totally in our weakness that HE can be strong! Great words!! I love your posts so much!

WriterMarie said...

Great job! You are right, it is about choices, and you had a treat without overdoing it. God is making you stronger everyday! :o)

Janet Oberholtzer said...

Choices - an incredible gift that God has given us! Thank you for that reminder.
Keep going - one step at a time, you can and will continue to move forward to the answer of "Who am I?"

NOTWBTRFLY said...

Amen sister! For some reason my weight loss has always felt like vanity to me and I have a hard time praying about it. I am trying everyday to realize my health and my weaknesses in anyway should be put in His hands just like anything else. Love your blog girl. And kudos on the fruit bar... icecream is my ultimate food weakness!

Magic Brush said...

Great choice girl!

Ashley said...

You're right..you'd definitely be setting yourself up for failure if you tried to give all that up. Everything in moderation and that was a good choice. You know- they sell those at the grocery store with no sugar added and they're only 30 calories and just as good? Also, Whole Foods has a great recipe for healthy and nutritious mac n cheese. haven't tried it yet but it looks YUMMY.

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/recipe.php?recipeId=2605

If you wanted to cut the calories down you could reduce the cheese, or just eat a smaller portion. It looks like it'd be really filling.

Deanna - The Unnatural Mother said...

You got it right - it's all 'bout choices and BALANCE!!!

My Own Two Feet said...

I like your attitude! Success isn't about deprivation, it's about modification! Modifying your attitude and choices, and you have both those down girl!