John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." NIV

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Help, I can't blog and eat!

Many of you know just how crazy strong I am to give up a lot for Lent while also adding 7 books. So far, I have noticed a couple of things during this Lenten journey:
  1. I cannot blog and eat! I am amazed at how many times I have made a meal to sit down in from of the TV (psst... one of things that I gave up for Lent) and said, "Oh, I will catch up on blog world instead" - only to find myself trying to type a comment one handed or pushing stuff around on my desk to set my bowl/plate/dish. It is harder than I thought. The good thing is that since it is hard, I am not consuming too much. My lunch has recently been a bowl of soup with crackers or some sort of light carb.... but now, I am just eating my soup and drinking my water.
  2. I am not missing TV that much. Instead of making a big deal out of it or telling my hubby or children to turn it off, I leave the room. As a result, my house is cleaner and my reading is coming along beau-ti-fully!
  3. I am actually not missing Facebook (*gasp) at all (except for missing out on an extra entry in most giveaways). Not sure why, but maybe it will be easier to spend less time on FB after Lent.
  4. I have to admit that it is hard to not text or email on my cell phone, but it is kinda of nice to be free of it.
  5. I DO MISS MY SCALE! But it is probably for the better that I am not weighing myself multiple times during the day. I do feel thinner because of the running and P90X, but I if I end the Lenten season having not gained, I will be pleased--- if I lose weight, I will be OVER THE MOON!
Confession: My hubby and I did not finish - barely started P90X - Kenpo X yesterday. I got a call about a potential job. It lasted over 50 minutes... so we will do it tonight instead (which would have been either Rest of X Stretch). I am nervous because this job is chasing me. I am not sure if I am ready. I am a stay-at-home mother since 2003, part-time Youth Minister (10 hrs a week) since 2007 and care for Baby A 18 hours a week (since August) . Not sure I can swing a Full-time job in the mix right now and give my family what it needs. I really did not want a full time job until August when my youngest started school! Oh, the decisions that I have to make. I do not know...

I do know one thing, my devotional scripture today was:
"It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." Deuteronomy 31:8 NRSV
And so, I will put my faith COMPLETELY in you Lord (or as humanly possible).


Jocelyn said...

Don't blog and eat! Ha, kind of sounds like don't drink and drive :)
I think you've been doing great on your lent goals. All of those things are challenging but you are sticking with it. Its great that you are staying away from the scale. I think there are studies that show if you don't weigh youself as often you are more likely to loose weight....or something like that

Paige said...

Since I have gotten into blogging more, I have found that I don't use Facebook nearly as much. I think I've begun to realize that it's just too much information. I'm to the point now where I just peek at it once a week or so to check on family members who I don't see often. I cannot believe how much time I used to spend on there...time wasted!

MCM Mama said...

Good job sticking with your goals and good luck figuring out the job thing.

BTW, you look awesome in that picture!

teacherwoman said...

I don't know if I told you, but I have given up the scale as well. It will be interesting to see if I lose any weight the rest of this lenten season, since I am not obsessed about checking it! Plus, I have given up sweets, so that should help, right?! LOL

April said...

Good for you for sticking with all your goals!
I'll be praying for you with the job situation! I dealt with a similar scenario where I wasn't sure I was ready to go full-time when I had an awesome job opportunity, I told God I would not take the job unless He let me know beyond a shadow of doubt that it was His will. God gave me such a peace about it that I had to take it. I'll pray that if it's right you will have that same peace.
Have a great day!

Updating My Status... said...

Great verse to stand on! The job opportunity sounds exciting. Sounds like we're going through the same thing except I'm minus the baby right now. I'll pray that the Lord would give you direction and wisdom as you make your decisions!

Marlene said...

I often try to blog and eat and it just doesn't work for me either. I need more hands!!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great job on your Lent list!

As for the job. Perhaps God put the job there for you? I am sure you will turn it over to Him when seeking a decision. F.R.O.G. (fully rely on God) Clear quiet mind in deciding.

Erica said...

Wow you have given so much! and now you are getting things in return! How wonderful! great Job!

lindsay said...

it is very easy to mindlessly snack while on the computer (or watching tv... etc). hang in there - i know you can do it!

i hardly watch any tv, though i have been watching every night lately for the olympics. otherwise i only watch about 1hr / week! (ahh what is wrong with me?) ;)