Various & Sundry Struggle, Turning Away & Lifting Each Other Higher

Good morning out there in Blog Land!

I have a confession to make. I have gained like 7 lbs in about 2 months. From putting not-good-for-me stuff in my body, too often. At first it crept – one pound here, one pound there. Then all of a sudden – BAM – 7 lbs later…

So you know what I did? I went through my home early this morning and threw away everything I had accumulated that was bad for me & tossed it. Yes, it wasted some $$. But it was worth it to me. I am serious about this. It’s coming off come hell or high water.

There are just some places in my life I am not willing to go back to. And being overweight is not the only thing. Patterns in my life that were destructive – like in relationships etc.

Sometimes the only way to really change something is to change. Sounds so simple but it’s the truth. Cold & hard sometimes, but the truth nonetheless.

I know from experience that, because I know me (Lord help me), the only way for me to turn things around is to stop dead in my tracks & run hard in the other direction. See, with this weight (feel free to insert your own thing here -so I won’t feel alone in my pity party) it started slowly. A little sweet here & there turned into a little sweet every day. Then I started buying chips & dip. And eating fried food & bread, bread, bread. I slid right back to where I was almost 4 years ago. Just being careless, indulging without thought to the consequence that was surely coming. So it’s no surprise I am here this morning.

And I am fully to blame. I knew these things were bad for me when I started back down this jagged twisty road. It has had a domino effect on me. Not just the weight gain but I am not feeling good, not sleeping well. Blah blah blah.

It’s cause & effect. I know exactly what to do about it. Because I have been here before. *cough*

And so I shall yank myself up by my bootstraps, tight as they are at the moment – and rise. Above my poor choices.
And. Start. Again.
Lesson learned.
By God’s grace.

Join me y’all ~ in whatever conundrum you find yourselves in today. You don’t have to stay there. You do have the right to choose to certainly, but if it’s not bringing anything good into your life why would you? Seriously, ask yourself that question. And be willing to swallow the answer when it drifts up, even if it’s hard to accept. Freedom is always, always worth the pain we face to get there.

I’m reaching out my hand ~ grab it, then grab someone else’s. Let’s encourage each other out of our messes, whatever they may be.

With God ~ we got this y’all,


He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.~ Psalm 40:2

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