Alrighty. January 1, 2013. A new month, a new year. So I'm embarking on my year of healthier habits, and I will be checking in regularly to post my progress.
I'm on my way to cutting out- or at least most of the refined sugar in my diet. I am allowing myself a sweet here and there, within reason. I'm also cutting wayyy back on the dairy and wheat, which is a lot easier for me than the sugar.
Today was a pretty good day as those goals go. I am definitely a stress eater, and one emotional moment had me wanting to eat all the Christmas cookies that I could get my hands on, but I stayed strong. Sugarless gum is becoming my best friend ;)
I also have spiritual goals for this new year. The past few years have been rough quite honestly, and I feel like the Lord is stripping away everything I've held onto. I've done a lot of questioning, crying, and pondering of all of it, and I feel like He's doing something big in my life. Not that I think I'll be doing something huge and public that will bring me fame and celebrity, but in the sense that God is getting rid of all that I have held onto, so I can see Him more clearly. I'm seeing more and more that the treasures of this world ( and I'm not speaking of the material necessarily), mean nothing compared to knowing Christ. I have so far to go, but in His mercy, He's showing me more little by little.
I wonder if my failures are actually successes in a way, because it is allowing me to see the futility that comes when I try to live apart from Him.
I'm restarting my devotions to go through the one year bible, and today I bought a prayer journal. Little things that I hope will spur me on in my walk this year.
I'll check in again soon. Happy New Year!