thin within: day twenty-two

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Today’s lesson begins with “be on your guard”. I probably should have taken those four simple words more to heart.

I am definitely under attack and I’ll be quite honest, I rather muddled through today’s lesson. While a good one, I can tell my dedication is waning because all I can think about today is my size. Yes, this is obviously going to be an ongoing battle.

Day Twenty-Two

When the author makes statements like “the temple is nearing completion” a part of me cringes. I certainly don’t feel like I’m anywhere near completed. I suppose though, I am thinking about what I see on the outside and she is talking about the construction we’re doing on the inside.

While the message today was really what I needed, it definitely didn’t stick with me. I have felt a twinge of discontentment and frustration creeping back in. I think, even though I don’t want to, I’m letting the “sofa eating” really get to me. I feel like I’m failing over and over… which of course the enemy seems to thrive on. I feel a binge coming on. My hormones still have not fully recovered from time change, so that is yet another source of frustration.

Steps to Strengthening Your Belief System

Clearly this was exactly what I needed to focus on… but I didn’t. The author takes us through the first 5 steps in Dr. Stanley’s list. These are 10, very powerful steps… but alas, my heart was hard. I half-heartedly went through the exercises before leaving for the grocery stores. Huge mistake. I should have been diligent because these first five steps probably would have been the perfect reminder to operate in GOD’s strength and not my own.

Yeah, hindsight is 20/20.

Gratitude List

What am I grateful for? Um, it’s Friday and I’m just ready to relax.

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2 thoughts on “thin within: day twenty-two

  1. I don’t know if you’re supposed to conquer the sofa eating every day with this program, but maybe you could scale that one area back a bit and work your way up to being successful with it every day. For instance you could say, “I’m going to refrain from eating on the sofa 3 days this week” and do that for a couple of weeks, then try for 4 days, etc until you have it down pat. If it is frustrating for you, maybe that means it’s that goal is too big at this time. Just something to think about – I am very familiar with that feeling of frustration, so I can sympathize! 🙂

    • I agree with you, Jill. I think day 23 addresses that some. I want to make sure I don’t make my boundaries too tight. Thank you for letting me know I’m not alone in my feelings of frustration ((hugs))

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