Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day Twenty-One

My name is Charlie, and I'm a compulsive overeater.

::Hi, Charlie!::

I'm celebrating three weeks of abstinence today! I am so grateful for a place to check in and talk about it. Thanks for being here.

I am feeling a little slippery today. Sometimes my "modified" HOW plan gives me a little too much leeway. Today I had a huge omelette for lunch. Way too much meat and cheese. But it's OK. I'm trying to have grace.

I have been hovering around 215 on the scale, and I'm frustrated again by my lack of loss. But the truth is, it's great to be hovering around 215 instead of hovering around 220-225, right? Right.

This is gonna be a slow process. One day at a time, I'm gonna let my Higher Power take care of the weight loss.

Rough week. Just completed my big Christmas concert at church a few days ago, but there's no rest. My wife is working, so I'm trying to work full-time AND watch our kids... or at least manage them. And I have three big Christmas Eve services Thursday night. Then I have - check this out - a funeral on Saturday morning and a wedding on Saturday night. The DAY AFTER Christmas. Then the next morning, two worship services. Sundays come with alarming regularity these days. :)

God, give me the serenity... I have SEVEN services between now and next week at this time. Oh yeah, and Christmas too.

3 comments:

TT's Journey said...

Hi Charlie

Congrats on the three weeks!!! Praying for HP's love over your life.

Merry CHRISTmas
Teresa

WillingWill said...

Congrats on the physical, spiritual and emotional recovery that you are having by working the program. I have to remember that God takes care of me even when I don't think I can make it through and it helps during those rough spots like multiple commitments and the seemingly wide range of emotional occasions e.g. funeral and a wedding in the same day.

Be blessed...

Charlie O. Edinburgh said...

It all worked out. Funny, I ended up NOT doing Christmas Eve because we had a blizzard. CRAZY! But cool to be home with my family.