Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A New Day!

Mindy's last post really hit home. Thanks for reminding me that we are all human! I have also learned some things during the last 2 days:

I need to feed  myself SPIRITUALLY every. single. day. FIRST thing!
When I turn to food EVERYTHING suffers. I forget who I am, I forget how beautiful life is, I forget that I am not alone.
JOY comes when I am TRUE to myself
When I take care of my body, I feel FREE!

The sun is shining; the sky is bright blue and I am ready to move forward and embrace this new day!


  1. That tulip is so beautiful. Spiritual feeding. I need to beef up that area too. We do not live on bread alone, but on the Word of God. And guess what ladies, ZERO calories on that one.


    No dieting on spiritual food, we can actually binge on it all we want.

    Our tulips are long gone so it's lovely to enjoy one of yours.

  3. Thanks Jill! I loved your post and Mindy's post. We are all human, and the important part is we pick up and keep going! I always find it so odd that I feel so good when I eat healthy and exercise, but that it's not a natural thing to do all the time. In the moment our emotions tend to take over.

  4. Alicia, my hope is that eating well will eventually be the natural thing. Probably not for a year or two, but I have hope!

    Jill, when my spirit is feeling low it seems nearly impossible to exercise or care about sticking to my calories. What tricks have you found to pull yourself out of a crappy start of a day? I try to accomplish some chore, like getting the dishes clean, so that I feel like I have something positive to show for the day. That often helps me to pull out of the doldrums and get motivated to exercise or take the time to prepare a healthy meal.

  5. Jill, kindred spirit, I loved your comment on my post and I love your post here. YOU ARE SO RIGHT! This bright tulip was just the thing I needed to pull me out of my "numbing stupor." I've lost sight of my goals this week, too. I just feel like I can't do it all. I'm overwhelmed. But in Christ I CAN do all things. Learning how to rely on Him is the tricky part, but spiritually feeding myself is key. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. I loved this post Jill! Spiritual hunger is never a good thing. And I think that feeding my spirit is definitely on par with helping me to make positive changes in my life when it comes to food - or anything for that matter! Thanks for the reminder that the two kinds of "eating" are always connected.

  7. It's so important to be well rounded and forgiving of ourselves.

    Jill thanks for this great post and thanks to all of you for making such wonderful comments in support of one another. It's a great to know that we're not alone in our challenges.

    I sometimes think that the struggles persist because we do think we are alone and we don't think we can talk to others or that they may not understand. I think this little community family has proven that wrong.

    Susan, a couple of weeks ago I went back to bed after I got Jonah on the bus and stayed in bed "trying" to sleep until 11am. I totally freaked out because I was afraid that another bout of depression was ready to weigh me down. I got up, got dressed, clean up my kitchen, made the my house in order so I could get myself in order.

    The rest of the day went well and I made sure that I ate well...I didn't need that to pull me down further. Sometimes it just takes getting me to where I should be in that day to get me going again. Almost starting a new day, in the middle of the day.