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I wish I was more disciplined because…

…then I wouldn’t be carrying twenty extra pounds around my waist. What a waste to use my diminishing energy lugging that jello-sludge around. And it sure makes it harder getting dressed because when I snap my britches it pops up and slops over the edges. So now I wear longer tops and hope you don’t notice the extra bubbles in the “fabric.”

…then I wouldn’t be so tired during the day from staying up too late the night before. I want to go to bed earlier but suddenly at bedtime I have stuff to do. Reading, writing, surfing, Words with Friends kinda stuff. Yawn.

…then I wouldn’t be rifling through drawers looking for lost items. I don’t know how I ended up with so much stuff. Maybe I’m a stuff addict. “Hello, my name’s Patsy and well, I have stuff.” I was dirt poor once so I find it very hard to throw anything away cause I might need it. I know, I know I can give it away but quite honestly who wants your old ratty stuff? They have too much of their own. Do you know anyone who says, “I have way too much available space I just don’t know what I’m going to do.”

…then I’d make better food choice for my health. I am eating granola but then I chase it with hot cocoa topped with marshmallows. The other night I gave up dessert but ate a double portion of dinner. I’ve taken up hiding chocolate bars…now that’s bad. Tip if you decide to sneak chocolate don’t stand too close to someone because they will know. The aroma permeates up to 3 feet. Trust me.

Wishing or whining isn’t going to bring about change. The time is here. No more procrastination. Sink or swim…I’m in the pool.

First up- a trip to buy some healthier snacks.
Yes, yes, I know….and get rid of my stash.

What can you do right now to implement change?

9 Comments

  1. April Hawkins on March 10, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Thought provoking! Change can be good and can bring blessings!

  2. Kimberly on March 10, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    I hear you on this. I hold on to stuff because I am convinced if I get rid of it I will surely need it. I thought I was doing pretty well watching what I ate until I started counting calories. Imagine my surprise to find out a banana has 130 calories. I mean really, the way I see it Gods food should be calorie free. Seeing as it isn’t, I am in that pool with you, This time though I am praying for my desires to be more to the submission of Gods will than my own.

  3. Debbie Barnett on March 10, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    I just filled my cupboards with healthy snacks… then I ran out the door today and forgot them. Greeted by pastries when I go to work. Boo.

  4. kathy thorpe on March 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I am a “baby” christian and recovering alcoholic, bulimic. The change I have put into action is trusting God, cleaning house and helping others. My muffin top will probably be with me for the journey, I’ve accepted that. The extra bulk helps to keep me warm.. Besides, I’m not trying to impress the opposite sex anymore. I like long tops. Very comfortable. Love you Patsy. Saw you in Connecticut back in November(?) 1st time at a convention. WOW!

  5. Bonnie Raville Hutchins on March 10, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Thanks Patsy! You and I are on the same page…..I appreciate your ministry! 🙂 BLESSINGS! PS….One of my favorite things to say is….”Everything’s better with chocolate!” 🙁

  6. Julie on March 10, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    I’ve given up sugar…actually, I’m giving up sugar. My head hurt all day and I got tired pretty early in the day, but I’m doing all right now. I think in order for me to be more disciplined, I just need to make the decision, write the list and check things off. Even if I have to write the same list every day just to make sure that I get it done, I’m okay with that. Good choices for a better life. Bring it on!

  7. Tonya on March 10, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    I’m trying to change things in my life myself. My husband and mother, (she lives with us), both have had open heart surgery recently, have diabetes etc. I’m doing it not only for myself, but to encourage them as well. I’ll tell you one thing, it is making me spend more time with the Lord. I need Him to love me, to listen to me, to give me encouragement and to just be there for me. Through one valley to another I am leaning on Him and little by little my goal is to be whom He wants me to be, for myself and others. (((hugs))) to you Patsy.

  8. Laurie on March 11, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I am thanking God for laughter! It feels good to laugh! Thank you Patsy for your obedience to His Will to touch our hearts with the Spirit’s conviction in a gentle and humorous way.

  9. Nikole Hahn on March 15, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I lost 37 lbs since 2009. I didn’t give up chocolate. :o)

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