It is a bit late to be posting these, but the goals were formed before August started . . .
August Goals (seeking to make at least one goal each for spirit, soul and body):
August goal 1--Write down the verses that God uses to move me forward in the journey to renewing my mind. Write relevant ones on cards, post it notes, or electronic notes and post in strategic places as reminders.
August goal 2--Every day, write down at least one healthy choice I made that day.
August goal 3--Track my food on Spark People every Monday--the good, the bad and the ugly. Monday is my choice because (1) I work from home and have more time; and (2) I work from home and find keeping my hands out of snacks more challenging on those days.
August goal 4--Take a walk, even if just 10 minutes, at least once per week.
In addition, I want to continue to weigh myself once a week, drink my 8 cups of water daily and do another 3 day sugar fast. The sugar fast really helps me to keep my focus as much as anything I have tried, I believe.
I feel like right now, one of my big struggles is to have the DESIRE to renew my mind. I can know in my head what I need to do, but I need to make a decision to do it. I'm finding that a challenge.
Today is 5 years that my mother died. Seems like just yesterday. Seems like a lifetime ago. Both true statements.
In her memory:
"You're in a better place, I've heard a thousand times
And at least a thousand times I've rejoiced for you
But the reason why I'm broken, the reason why I cry
Is how long must I wait to be with you
I close my eyes and I see your face
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place
Lord, won't you give me strength to make it through somehow
I've never been more homesick than now
In Christ, there are no goodbyes
And in Christ, there is no end
So I'll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again" ~Excerpts from the song "Homesick" by MercyMe