1. Stop sweet tea
2. Bring my blood sugar and blood pressure down by exercising more
3. Eating better
4. put 5000 steps on a day
Welp. I have failed on the tea, done so, so on the exercising. Since I am in a wheelchair, I am not letting people push me, using my legs and upper arms. Sometimes. There are just days, that this body can’t push this body around. As far as diet, I totally bombed this past week.
Also consistently only having 1500 – 2000 steps a day.
Almost a month of failures.
Now, that being said, I lost 35 lbs of fluid so my scale numbers look great, fantastic, amazing!
It’s so fake. I realize that I am on an uphill drive from the get-go. Because of my illnesses, it makes it very hard for me to exercise.
Exercise is the ONLY thing that is going to allow me to lose the weight (other than the fluid)
So as I lay here in bed. Encouraged by YOUR stories of success, and by knowing that I have a God that wants me healthy and Up on my own, sans wheelchair, (I know this because there are days now that I actually can walk half way decent and I don’t end up dragging my feet or humped over in so much pain that I am walking like an old woman with the curved spine. No offense to anyone that has the beginning of that curved spine.
So here I am enjoying my fake weight loss, enjoying my great food, and enjoying my sweet tea.
So I have new goals of stopping sweet tea starting at Lent (but NOT the caffeine) where my failure arose.
Pushing my doc for the pulmonary/cardiac rehab so I can Exercise under the ability of a trainer.
And no more splurging at Jalapeño Tree © or my favorite burger joint (I have $300.00 in groceries to prove that – why does it cost so much to eat healthy now?) and walking more and more, or making sure that I push my wheelchair myself
Isn’t it amazing that we have second chances. God also gives us those second chances, and third and fourth etc, etc.
Isn’t that awesome! When we fail to God, all we need is to ask His forgiveness, try your best NOT to complete that sin again (which every goal I failed was a sin)
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 1 Corinthians 6:19
So as I work towards these old goals and start setting new goals, my prayer is that God will allow my body, the strength I need to get through EACH goal, one step at a time.
Thank you Lord, for second chances, thank you Lord for failures, that drive us to successes!!!
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