My birthday was shared with Jesus’ resurrection day this year. Awesome! Another year of my life has come to an end, but I certainly do feel wiser in the health department after my 45th year. I have figured out a few things (that’s the wiser part) that should contribute to living another 46 years (at least!) Hey, I obeyed my parents and the Bible promises a long life for obedience. :o) That’s what I keep telling my kids anyway! Six small meals a day really does keep the doctor away. I know I switched that up a bit from the original prose, but it works for me.
Allow me to share the joy in a photo essay…. then and now. This coming Sunday I will have been eating six small meals per day for A YEAR! A whole stinkin’ year! I can’t hardly believe it either! Here is my 45th birthday picture….. please refrain from snorting coffee through your nose when you behold my loveliness seventy-seven pounds ago. At least I was sporting a cool jacket and coordinating jewelry.
Here is this year’s birthday picture…. and “the difference?” you ask. I ate the cake last year… I didn’t this year. My mom made a darling peeps cake that was reported to be delicious. I didn’t feel deprived. It was a major victory in the weight-loss journey I’m traveling. Next year, I’ll taste the cake, but for right now I didn’t need to. My new mantra is “Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial.” So true.
So as my next year begins, my plans include finishing writing a book of our adoption journey, getting into a regular fitness routine and daily praying diligently and intentionally for each of my children. Not that I haven’t prayed for them up until now, but I got the book The Power of a Praying Parent and realized that I needed to up the ante. Fighting in the heavenlies is where the action is. I’m all over it! Feel free to join me!
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