Thursday, June 8, 2017


Who among us doesn't want to change or improve something about us or our situation?  I know I do! I'm working on shedding these extra pounds I stress-ate my self into.  I know exactly how I got here.

Peanut butter sandwiches in the middle of the night.

I don't sleep well when I'm stressed.  I wake up often.  I love peanut butter.  And also bread.  Oh how I love bread!!  So, I'd wake up in the middle of the night and decide I was hungry.  I'd get up and make myself a peanut butter sandwich.  And it was so delicious that I'd make myself another one.  Then I'd force myself to get back in bed before I ate the whole jar and an entire loaf of bread.

This ritual had another consequence.  I was tired.  It turns out it's not so easy to go back to sleep after you've eaten 2 peanut butter sandwiches.  So, I'd watch a couple of episodes of Friends or 30 Rock.  When the alarm went off I was not rested.  I started skipping my morning quiet time and my evening workouts.  I was just too tired.

I have a million excuses.  Things are so busy right now, it's hard to eat right.  I'll grab us Taco Cabana again because we need to get to this or that game.  I'm too tired to work out.

Yesterday I was talking to my fabulous sister in law, who doubles as one of my best friends. In the course of the conversation, I made the statement "If you want different, you have to be different."

Isn't it funny how God uses your own words to convict you!

I want to lose weight but I still want to eat whatever I want.

I want to be close to God but I don't want to get up and do my quiet time.

I put my new mantra into action last night.  I wanted a diet green tea with strawberry from Sonic.  Ryan and B wanted ice cream so off I went.  When I got to Sonic, I was tempted to get an ice cream.  But then I remembered, I want to lose weight and if I want different, I have to be different.  I skipped the ice cream and just ordered my tea.  I didn't even sneak a bite of Ryan's ice cream!

What do you need to do different?  Share in the comments and let's encourage one another.

1 comment :

Unknown said...

Wow, Aimee, I sure can identify with your situation. I also need to shed extra pounds and adore my early morning devotionals with my Lord and coffee each morning. In fact, my husband wanted to study with me in the mornings and I was selfish and asked him to make it in the evening, because I did not want to give up my "ME" time with God. I cannot make it through the day when I skip it. This week we have a Gospel meeting and I am having to get up to prepare food for that night. Yes, I have been skipping because after work, I won't have time to prepare the food for a 5:30 pm meal. I am missing it so much, but am getting my fill in the nightly message. Last night, the speaker shared about a documentary on Netflix called "Is Genesis History"? His next sermons will be based on that, so I will be busy watching it also. Check it out. He warned to have some headache remedy close at hand, cause it will hurt your mind from all the "thinking" it makes you do. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.