As I was deep cleaning my bookshelves recently, I found at least 6 journals that I had started.
One of them was actually used only once! Yup, only the first page and it says:
"I want to start journaling again, but I keep thinking about how past journals have started and failed, and so I'm almost afraid to begin!"
Prophetic words, are they not!
Another one actually has 4 written pages (yeah, I'm addicted to buying new notebooks, too!)
"It's Tuesday, the 18th of January 2010. How do I start a journal again? I'm already feeling like a failure because I don't ever keep it up."
Well, that, too, my friends, proved prophetic!
But in that same journal I had also written this:
" ...another thing I'd like to journal about is my weight problem. I've been reading alot about weigh loss, dieting and doing it God's way. I feel like I'm going to suffer if I want to lose weight.
I need to get my focus off myself and do this for God's glory, and for the good it will do me.
He will help me, I know he will.
Plan: Buy a trustworthy scale.
Get some exercise dvd's.
Get a check-up."
Well, I did those three things. And I am coming at this weight loss thing 9 months later and from a new angle. I'm not planning on failing!
I'm planning on losing, but not on failing!
I am going to lose weight.
Will you help me?