Stumbles & Setbacks

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Do you ever get tired of hitting the “reset” button?

No, I don’t mean on your computer or smoke alarm. I mean on your own behavior.

You have a ‘domestic disturbance’ with your hubby where, while you might not let sharp objects fly, hurtful words were sure hurled his way.  You vow you won’t ever behave like that again. But you do.

Or you lose it with your kiddos….or coworker…..or mother-in-law and you feel remorse. You promise yourself you’ll keep you emotions in check next time. However, one of these people pushes your button and off the handle you fly.

Or you blow it when it comes to eating sensible. The Easter goodies and Sunday dinner fare tasted just too yummy and you had to indulge. Soon the small indulgence led to an all out binge. Then, feeling guilty, you declared the binge over and purposed to start anew only to be tripped up by one small word:


As in leftover cheesy potatoes, honey-glazed ham, homemade rolls, treats from your child’s basket or that deadly Easter combo of chocolate & coconut!

So you pig out on those for two days, reasoning that once they are all gone, you’ll “start over”.

Anyone been there?

Anyone there right now? (Put down that Cadbury egg!!!!)

Many of you reading this are cyber friends who are part of our Weight Loss Wednesday gang. What can you do mentally to recover after a stumble or setback? Or do your mis-steps make you throw in the towel and head for the fridge?

Perhaps we need to remember that in our journey toward a healthy weight, it isn’t about perfection, but progress. And that, although we may hate ourselves for our stumbles, we can cling to this truth:

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” Lamentations 3:22-24

Now, how was your week? How can we pray for you?

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  • I was happy to read about answer envy. I have experienced that while I was praying for my son Matt to come back to the Lord.. I have prayed for him since he was 16. He drank, ran around, totalled vehicles, etc. Two months ago, Matt stopped in and told me he was changing his life. He was stopping drinking, was going to marry his fiance, and was going to start going to church with me again. I was so filled with joy that I couldn’t keep the tears from coming down my face at any given time. I am so thrilled and grateful for God’s answer to my prayers! Jer. 33:3 is a scripture that God put into my heart at Bible college in 1976 and I have never forgotten it.