So today is the first day of a new start. Actually, every day can be. You just have to want to start.
I weighed myself this morning at the time I will be showering each day. That would be FIVE AM. I haven't seen that number on the clock for two weeks. Yuck. But it was good to get in to a routine. After I weighed myself (118 lbs.), I thought about how much time I spend with God and how much time I spend doing other things...like writing this blog and thinking about food.
So I sat and prayed and wrote all of my prayers in to my new prayer journal. Laura had a contest on her blog and I won! She sent me the journal and other things too. I love it. I'll take a picture of it and post it at another time.
I have prayed over the last 13 days but I didn't consistently pray for one person each day. I am going to start doing this. Every day. During my 15 minute break today, I sat in the stairwell and prayed. Praying needs to be something I do and not even think about it. It should be a running conversation for the Lord. It should be like breathing.
So back to the OHM Challenge. This is how today has gone so far:
Breakfast - 300 Calories
2/3 cup Honey Nut Cheerios
1 cup Skim milk
1/2 cup applesauce
16 oz water
Mid-Morning Snack - 70 calories
Lunch - Undetermined
This is were I messed up because I didn't plan ahead. I knew that I had Boca Burgers in the classroom but they were a new flavor (Savory Mushroom Mozzarella, sounds good, right?) So I only packed 2 clementines and some carrots with ranch. I made the burger and it smelled weird. I threw the carrots on top and poured some ranch (a little) on top. I took two bites of the burger. It was DISGUSTING. Now when I say disgusting, well it was really, really bad. Because I can eat things that don't taste good but are good for me. But this was in-eatible. I'm pretty sure that is not a word, but it describes it perfectly. I ate the carrots and the 2 clementines. Then had a cup of mandarine oranges that I had at work. Then a few goldfish and a bunch of animal crackers. It took all that to kill the taste. I washed it down with 16 more ounces of water.
Dinner? I defrosted ground beef but I'm not feeling it. I think that egg salad sandwiches are more appealing right now.
Am I discouraged. Heck no.
So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:6
It could have been so much worse. And it's only 3:20. I have time to recover. Right? Say, right?