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Sunday, February 15, 2015

I am taking notes this week on areas in my life that need changing. First of all, I have been so stressed out about what is going to happen in my life. I don't give God time to do his work. I am always wondering and my heart is racing. I know he has a wonderful plan for me and it's what's best for me, so why am I always stressing and trying to change it?

Secondly, I know that I have come long way with Spark People, but I've reached a point where my weight is at a stand still, and it doesn't seem to want to drop any father. I learned that there comes a point in time that maybe that is where your body is supposed to be, and to not be so hard on yourself! To love yourself because God created you and made you very special! He didn't create you to be like everyone else!

Thirdly, I can only change myself, but I can't change others. There has been a lot of conflict in the household with my teenage Son and my husband, and I know that I can't change that. I can only control how I react to the situation. So I am learning to stay calm, and not get in the middle of things. I know that God will work it all out!

These are just a few of the notes I made to myself. I am sure I could have more if I thought about it, but these will do for the day! Have a blessed day everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • SARAHG831
    It's always humbling to look at yourself first and to be mindful of what we have control over. Sounds like you are in the right place mentally. Everyone hits a platau now and again. Just ride it out and focus on maintaining.
    2165 days ago
    Dawn, I can totally relate to your anxiety, as I, too, am a worry-wort. However, God tells us over and over again NOT to worry! So, I will share with you my life verse, and I hope it helps you as much as it does me. emoticon emoticon

    Philippian 4:6-7
    "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
    2165 days ago
    Wise words!
    2165 days ago
    Hang in there on the son/husband front. Keep in mind that although it's stressful it is a natural part of life. It's the alpha male thing. Your son is trying to find his separateness from his dad and unfortunately they rarely do that sweetly. Probably everything dad says or does is lame to him and your husband is reacting to this kid who formerly looked up to him and is hurt by this 180 turn (although he may not think of it in those terms.) The only thing you can do is step back a bit unless one of them goes overboard - i.e. you may have to remind your son that no matter what he thinks of him at the moment, his father is head of the household and should be shown basic respect. Tell him that you are counting on his being adult enough to figure out how to do that. Or you may have to remind your husband that this is just a phase of stupidness in his son that will eventually pass and if he can keep a saner head this too shall pass. I understand dads get a lot "smarter" after their male children have left the nest. Even Mark Twain has a quote about how he felt his dad got "smarter" by the time he got older. (probably didn't change at all - just perception)

    On the plateauing thing - this may be a time to focus for a little on being healthy and not stringent. You might get a second wind. Besides, it really should be all about being healthy. You've done great.
    2166 days ago
    2166 days ago
    In your gut you know exactly what to do. Follow your instincts, and I hope you have a blessed week.

    2166 days ago
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