Some people have asked me how I started my weight loss. My first few months in the blog archive explain it all.

Monday, September 29, 2008

I deserve to eat breakfast

This morning in my prayer I told the Lord that I was turning the day over to Him and I asked Him to guide me. I listed my weaknesses I knew I would face and overeating was one of them.

Getting 5 kids ready and off to school is crazy and when I dropped the last school kids off I got my first impression. "You deserve to eat breakfast" As usual I had fed the kids but forgot to feed myself. Grabbing a quick bite was my instinct and the left-over brownies on the counter were the logical conclusion. The idea that I can make a meal and eat it slowly while chaos and children abound seems wrong.

I made a beautiful breakfast of whole wheat cereal and strawberries on top, using splenda as a sweetener. I set it nicely on the table and amidst the chaos I prayed thanking Heavenly Father for that meal. I wouldn't have had it had I not been given that prompting and that permission.

I don't know what it is about me that makes it seem selfish to take the time I usually dedicate to the family and kids and spend it on me, but I know now that Heavenly Father thinks I deserve it, and that makes me feel Amazingly Special.

I am down 2.5 pounds so far.


Heffalump said...

I'm a big breakfast skipper. Sometimes I won't eat until about 2 in the afternoon. Its not that I don't want to eat...I just get distracted and then all of a sudden its late and I am starving. I know its not good for my body and I should be eating regularly. Its something I need to work on for sure.

Tara said...

I'm SO glad to see you back in blogland! That's great that you've already lost 2.5 pounds, especially since you look like you don't need to lose any at all.

And I'm glad I can finally read your blog guilt-free since I returned to skinny school a few months ago. It's too bad that we can't ever graduate and just be done, isn't it?

MelanieJ said...

Thanks for this post. I totally agree and have been inspired to indulge my deservances (is that even a word?)

Yvonne said...

Congrats on the weight loss--good for you.

I usually skip breakfast--thanks for the reminder that I need to take the time!!!

Summers Summary said...

I had to laugh at the brownie comment. Those darned family night treats! We've got brownies on our counter as I write. (But they ARE still on the counter--now that I'm committed to losing weight, I realized that I was the one eating all of the leftovers all these years!)

You're my inspiration! Whenever I have a tough day, I think, "She did it. I can, too. I just have to be patient!"