Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day Forty-Two

Hi, I'm Charlie, a compulsive overeater.

::Hi, Charlie!::

Really grateful for 42 days of abstinence today! It's been a long time since I've had the willingness to stay on-plan for this long. And it's still just a day at a time.

Today, in fact, was pretty "slippery." I've been falling into a habit of eating things for the simplicity. For instance, I'll have a can of chili with some cheese and fat-free sour cream, and that's it. It's easy, it's fast. But frankly, it's too many calories. It's no wonder my weight loss has been slow. Today I "cheated" and ate some quiche. It was in the fridge, and it was easy. But I ate the pie crust part. That's flour. Not a ton, but not what's technically on my plan.

So I want to commit to getting more serious about the particulars. My breakfasts are still great, but I need to eat more greens/salads and watch the caloric intake to some degree... at least a little better.

Grace to me. I'm not going to beat myself up, but I'm going to pray for willingness to release this.

The meeting on Saturday morning was great. I'm thankful for people who are in recovery with me. I want to ask one of the women to sponsor me. I hope to talk to her next Saturday morning.

Work and family life is a little strained right now, but I'm trying to just take things a day at a time. I'm realizing (again) the value in repetition. I'm reading my bible every day, even if I'm not completely engaged. It's better than nothing. I'm planning to read through in a year. I think I've mentioned that before. But I'm on Day 12, and that's a pretty big deal for me. You'd think that a pastor might be better at this whole bible thing, but I'm just a human. In need of grace like everyone else.

Peace out!

1 comment:

innerpilgrimage said...

Good on you for 42 days!