Friday, January 29, 2010

Is Life Too Fat? Go on a Diet

Today I came to the realization that my eating habits have taken over in my daily life. Meaning:

My eyes are bigger than my plate. I have bitten off more than I can chew.

I realized this as I collapsed to my knees today, turning to the only One who could possibly know what I was feeling, and seeking for some much needed peace. I was there for a long time. When I finally got up my eyes were very puffy.

Later last night, I told Jeffrey that this past week has been harder than the mission. Life should never be harder than the mission. Most returned missionaries I have ever met have said that serving a mission, while being the most rewarding thing they had ever done, had also been the hardest thing.

When life is harder than the mission, I have to wonder if it really is that hard, or am I just making it that hard.

And then I realized, just as in my eating, I need to trim the fat.

(and I just belly laughed as I realized either I am hungry, or my life is extremely comparable to dieting tips)

My family is not fat. They may be the sweetest things in my life, but they add no fat.

Getting the house ready is like eating your least favorite food. Although you hate it, you do it anyway because you know how good it is for you. I don't want to get my house ready, I know it is one of my biggest stressors, but it isn't something I can quit on just yet.

And that leaves blogging. The only other thing I really do. Sadly, my one fun activity has just become fat. And in order to survive the next week, I have to trim it. I am going on a blogging diet. And don't worry because it is a crash diet, and we all know those don't ever last long, so I will be back soon.

But hopefully by then I will have lots of wonderful news. Because I really could use some about now. We are hoping for buyers, and a job. That would be really good news. In one week's time (plus the weekend) I will be back full of smiles and I am hoping a much less stressful life.

To get me started on the stress-less, I am starting tomorrow by ignoring the house, and taking Keith out. Poor kid has suffered while I have tried to eat the whole buffet at once. Tomorrow it is the snack bar only. Just fun kid stuff. A museum or a park would be nice.

But pictures are doubtful since that sweet little boy lost the SD card to my camera.
Here's to hoping I can find it soon.

Have a wonderful weekend and an even better week!

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