Thursday, November 30, 2006

A wake up call...

I had an interesting conversation with a girl in my class today who has lost 8 stone. It took her 3 years to do it and she confesses that it still takes effort to keep on top of her weight. This was an eye opener for me especially on the psychological front. If I’m honest, I struggle with the idea of it taking 3 years, and whilst I admire her, my patience isn’t that strong. She said that she felt like that too however, the process has taught her patience; a skill she openly shares has come in very useful in other fields of life. Learning patience isn’t a bad thing; in fact it’s a biblical principle and discipline. So it’s a case of two birds with one stone then? Well, yes but no! I need and I’m praying for mental transformation. You see I have this strongly held view/myth that one day soon I’ll waken up slim and that will mark the end of the struggle and journey. It’s obviously not going to be like that, it’s a journey that lasts a life time. The plain truth is that I don’t have a normal relationship with food and that’s the way it will most likely remain for the rest of my life and I struggle to accept that. I’d appreciate your prayer over this one…

Coming up tomorrow: Monthly measurements reading

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