Health (getting there)

On November 26, 2015, Thanksgiving Day, I fell down the stairs.  My ankles hurt, but not enough to slow me down.  By Tuesday, I couldn’t put weight on them!  So I went to walk-in (ha ha, get it???) care.  I had sprained both ankles somehow!  So I found myself on the couch, immobile, for about a week.  For the following weeks, I was on crutches.  I slowed way down, and yet did not change the number of calories going in.  Very rapidly, I put on weight.  I found myself at the heaviest I had ever been (apart from pregnancy), and my joints getting worse instead of better.

Choices.  What can I do?  Well, I started on December 30 by letting go of diet soda.  I have not had a Diet Coke or Diet Dr. Pepper since then!  I am trying to stretch more.  That will be a huge help, as there are days I feel like I can’t move at all.  Yoga.  Stretching.  Smaller portions/meals.  Increase activity.  That is my start.  I am down 8 pounds already!

Certainly, I am quite far from my goal.  One step at a time, I will get there.  The strength is not my own, but a gift from God.  The support I have surrounding me is a blessing.  So, I am putting all this out there for accountability.  I don’t want to hide my journey.  So here we go!

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New year, more posts!

So I haven’t been keeping up with my blogging goal.  Having two toddlers will do that to a woman!  😉

Next week, I am starting an online Bible study with Proverbs 31 Ministries.  I did the online Bible study shortly after I began my blog, and blogged my way through the reading.  So guess what?  Yep!  I am praying I get to do the same this time as well.

I invite you to join me.  The study will not only work through scripture, but will also help us sort through legalism vs. true relationship with Jesus Christ.  Remember, it is not about what we do, but it is about the reason why we do what we do.  Our actions should be a manifestation of the love and grace given to us, that changes us!  It is not a mandate.  It is not forced.  And we do not earn our way into heaven, we come to the throne through acceptance of the greatest gift of mercy and grace the world has ever known.  So join me on this journey toward Truth.  Join thousands of other women as well!

If you have an e-reader, the book, More Than a Good Bible Study Girl, by Lysa TerKeurst, was only about $8.

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