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1/4/19 Setting Goals For A New Year

Friday, January 04, 2019

Well it is Friday and the first week of January is almost over. The weekend is before us and it is good to look back over one's progress.
This week I was going to try to fast after 8 PM. This did not work out . Perhaps next week I can begin to set this goal in place. It will be good not to eat after 8 PM. I am hoping that by setting this into place, I will have better rest patterns.
I have been able to fast from the time I go to bed, which is 11 PM to 2 PM next day.
I want to get away from sweets and eat more fruit and veggies. I am going to have to do this. Hubby found out he is pre- diabetic and we do not need for him or I to go down this road.
I did by fixings for a nice garden salad this week. My goal is to have more salads in my diet again. Hubby and I have been cutting down on portion sizes and eating more simpler meals. It is just he and I and so we need to scale down.
I still have to get motivated to walk on my treadmill. I just look at the thing and can't seem to set this as a priority.
I am disciplined in the area of my devotionals. I have been thinking of writing creatively . I have a note book I have started and I have been taking time just to write. I am hoping that with time a story will begin to develop.
My husband teases me all the time about my pens and notebooks and I tell him , " One day, I will write that novel."
Lately, I have been wondering if a move may not be in my husband and my future? I have been thinking of going back home , a lot lately. The place where we have been living for the past eight years has been lonely and the relationships found in the church, have not been what I have hoped for. I have always longed for community , but I have not found it where we have been living. I miss my old home town and the church I was once a part of. I miss my family who lives back where I came from and those in my husband's family who we had wonderful times with.
I go to church in the area where we now live and do, fellowship with many when we meet together , but after leaving them Sunday, I do not hear from any and this is not what I had hoped for.

My goal is to see better when it comes to unfulfilled relationships.
I have enough time to focus on so much more than what is not happening.
Priorities is a word we hear many times. I need to set me as number one priority this year. I need to get healthy and get real about this.
I have made progress in the right direction before and I know I can do it again.
One thing I am thankful for is my husband and I have been on Sabbatical from ministry.
I look with anticipation where the Lord desires to lead us. I look for the healing I need and to find the fulfillment I have been looking for.

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  • MBLANKFORD
    Blessings for you for a wonderful New Year. God will guide you.
    315 days ago
  • MBPP50
    I know that you can meet those goals! It might take time but progress is good, it doesn’t have to be perfection. I think that trying to be perfect in your goals sets you up for failure. I can certainly understand the desire to move back home. It’s hard to be in a place where you don’t have the relationships you need in your life to fulfill you. I’m there right now and if I had the financial resources, I would move. It’s terrible feeling lonely. emoticon
    316 days ago
  • VEGGIEMEG
    Sounds like you have a lot planned! That's very exciting. Best of luck with your goals.
    316 days ago
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