I am now supposed to be on my 19th day of my challenge, instead I am on my 16th day. I don't know about you, but I am a natural giver-uper. If it is easier for me to quit or I can come up with an excuse to quit - sometimes it doesn't even have to be a good excuse - then I quit.
Around day 11 of the challenge I started getting migraines and feeling sick to my stomach. My husband told me that he thought I wasn't eating enough. What? Aren't I supposed to eat less so I can loose weight? My husband was right. I wasn't eating enough. But I didn't start eating more, I just stopped doing the challenge. Makes sense, right? NO! So now I am back on the challenge again and happy to report that so far I have lost over 6 1/2" just in my upper body and I have lost around 5 lbs. Woo Hoo!
Okay, so now for my spiritual cleansing. I just love how God places just the right tools in front of me when I need them most. There are two books that God brought into my life over the past week. The first is Tell Your Time by Amy Lynn Andrews. The book is less than 30 pages and I am just getting started, but so far I love it. She gives you simple ways to prioritize your time. Once I am done reading the book I will give a complete review. - Click here to visit Amy Lynn Andrews.
The second book that God brought into my life is A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Live in the Security of God’s Promises. This book is due to be release in August, but Proverbs 31 Ministries is doing a 7-day Doubt Diet Devotion prior to its release. When you sign up for this 7-day Doubt Diet Devotion you get a preview of Chapter One. From what I have read in Chapter One, I am excited to buy this book next month when it is released. After I am able to purchase and read this book, I will also give a complete review.
What I've learned over this past week is that in order to be successful, the way God wants me to be successful, I have to be disciplined and have self-control. I am not good at either of these, but God is helping me through this journey and with Him all things are possible.