A New Start

It’s been about 10 months since I wrote on my blog page.  I hope I can write a coherent sentence or two, and form it into an intelligent  paragraph.

Ten months ago I ran out of anything to write.  I became dry, silent.  I think I must have turned inward, not wanting to read my Bible or explore life outside of the daily responsibilities with my family and work.

So am I renewed, rejuvenated, refreshed, flipping about in the water like a porpoise?  I don’t think so, but I have realized I need to find my way back.  Back into a vital expectation of sharing in kingdom work with my Lord.  That has always bee my life force–the desire to serve Him and others.  At my age and diminishing physical strength, it would be easy to sit down in the rocking chair on the porch or camp out in front of the TV, waiting for the younger generation to come by and see me.  No thanks, I’m not “out for the count” yet.

I have joined a health group, and am trying to change my food choices for healthier living.  It is all new for me, and will take some time and effort to get accustomed to the changes.  I just hope I will be honest as it is on the honor system.  What I do is what I get.  No one is sending out the menu police to check off my choices.  It’s up to me to shop sensibly and cook tasty meals.

I’m a little intimidated with the pictures of the healthy recipes.  There are lots of strange things in those pictures, lots and lots of small vegetables and seasonings.  I guess if it isn’t going to be full of fat and calories, it had better be exotic.  Trouble is, I’m a simple girl.  Give me some meat and potatoes and a salad, and I’m fine.

So, come along with me as I figure out this healthier lifestyle.  I have a coach.  I chose that option because I thought that might keep me on track better.  And I can explore the emotional aspect with her (with her permission).  I know I turn to food for comfort and reward, and need to find other alternatives.  My assignment this week is to drive out to the lake and spend some time splashing around, watching the waves and the birds fly overhead.  Normally, I would find some project that needs to be done, but this is for ME.  Smile.