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.