Problem: I'm on a diet (really I'm trying to change how I eat) and there are ALOT of sweets around during Valentine's Day. (There are cupcakes on our kitchen table).
So last night, I couldn't sleep and when I can't sleep I get hungry (habitual? I'm not sure) and I thought "well, it's just one cupcake" and then I asked myself "hey! how badly do you want to be healthy? how badly do you want to lose this weight?"
And I started praying to God, to give me strength and motivation and to rely on Him, reminding myself of the fact that I'm not starving and that I will have food in the morning. I resisted the cupcake and went to sleep (finally).
Well, today, just out of curiousity I decided to try on my "your butt looks great in those pants!" pants. AND THEY FIT! I haven't been able to wear them in over a year but they fit me today! I wore them to work and class and as I walked from our apartment to campus, I was praising God for giving me that motivation that I had asked for. To be able to wear pants that make me feel beautiful is a great gift and I'm so proud of myself and so thankful to God for His faithfulness and just that He is alongside me even when I feel like giving up. My prayer now is that I don't give up on all of this- fitting into some great pants is one thing but my ultimate goal is to have my diabetes/weight/everything under control so that I can live longer and have children. I pray that I can see this as a victory but at the same time keep up the good work!
(I really am soooo excited about this! I can't wait for Dennis to see me in these pants!)