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Sunday, September 23, 2012
Hard night tonight.
Came home from my scrapbooking retreat at 6:00.
(after being gone since Friday afternoon)
(after sharing bedroom with crazy loud snorer the first night,
and staying up too late both nights)
(after being careful not to overeat all weekend,
but probably under-eating instead)
Walked in to the house to discover a very frustrating situation.
(admittedly didn't handle it as I could have, and would have
handled it better had I not been extremely tired and hungry)
Sat on my bed for awhile, trying to calm down
but at the same time "plotting" what to do. (smile)
"I could walk out, get in my car, and go EAT to drown my anger/frustration."
"I could go to a Burger Place and eat the biggest burger and greasiest fries."
"I could go to a Mexican Place and eat a BIG plate of Camerones ala Crema in tortillas,
with a whole basket of chips and pico de gallo."
"I could go to the Olive Garden and eat a BIG bowl of Seafood Fettucini Alfredo,
and lots of yummy bread."
Instead . . .
I walked out of my room an hour later . . .
went into the kitchen . . .
and ate a salad for dinner.
But . . .
my "plotting" wasn't over.
"After Jim and the kids go to bed . . .
. . . I can eat a BIG bowl of ice cream,
covered with chocolate sauce and whipped cream"
. . . I can find all of the leftover CHOCOLATE from
Hosanna's party, and eat as much as I want."
. . . I can pull out the leftover Lasagna and eat a BIG piece."
Instead . . .
after Jim and the kids went to bed . . .
I sat here and drank an Iced Tea while catching up on my Blog Reading.
My stomach is growling.
I should probably eat.
But, I don't trust myself to go near the refrigerator,
because my choices just might not be the best.
I will go to bed now, hoping and praying that I didn't gain any weight while on the retreat.
If I wake up and did gain weight, than I will wish I'd gone ahead and eaten
that big bowl of ice cream. (just bein' honest with you all)
One more "success" on this Takin' Care of Mama Journey.
Thank You, Jesus!
Have any of you ever had conversations with yourselves, along those lines ???
What do you do when you face temptation in the kitchen ???