So we are in the first few days of our Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge! The purpose of the challenge is to keep away holiday weight gain. The challenge is pretty relaxed and only contains a few dos and don’ts! The challenge started on November 20th and will run until January 8, 2013. Join us! Check it out here.
One key component to the challenge is using the tally sheet! We often think we can keep up with things in our heads. Divas,…let’s get honest…we have a lot goin’ on in our pretty little heads:)
So, why should you keep up with your intake of fruit, veggies, and desserts on paper?
Because, writing things down is a powerful way to focus your attention! Being intentional about our eating is over half the battle!
We just may think again about getting that second piece of cake if we know we have to write it down AND lose a point over it!
I write and journal during my bible study quiet times. I found an old journal from over 10 years ago. I randomly read a couple of pages and was brought to tears from reading my one of my journal entries. I had written to God about what I wanted in a job and I was pretty specific. As I was reading what I wrote years before, I couldn’t help but cry because I have had TWO jobs identical to what I wrote. TWO not just one. Divas, it didn’t happen right away but it happened. In fact, I forgot all about what I wrote.
At other times, writing things has helped me go back to what happened. Some of my journal entries showed me that I have a really hard head, sometimes I went through the same thing over an over before learning the lesson. Other times, my entries served as reminders of God’s goodness and helped me to hold on!
Habakkuk 2:2-3 “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”