May 03, 2011

Looking Forward

In looking for something new to fill my blog space I came across a meme at Something For When You're BoredIt's a month's worth of writing prompts.  As near as I can tell SFWYB did it back in February so it's long over.  That being the case, I don't figure it will hurt a thing for me to start it on May 3.  If you're feeling stuck at any point feel free to jump in.

Today's prompt:  Something you're looking forward to this year.

I wanted to write about fun stuff like vacations and concerts and gardening, but my brain just won't stop thinking about more serious things.  I sort of hate when that happens.  I like to laugh.  A lot.  In case you've never noticed.  And serious stuff is, well, just not funny.  Okay, so maybe it is once in a great while when "gallows" humor kicks in because it's either laugh or cry, but usually.....

One thing I am really looking forward to this year is spending more time with the women at church.  Since we started our Bible study group we've grown closer and I'd really like to get to know them better than I do.  With three months of summer vacation just around the corner I will have loads of time to get more involved.

The second serious thing I'm looking forward to is losing weight.  I admit I haven't been all that serious about it.  I need to be.  Otherwise, that gallows humor is going to be rearing it's head.  Seriously (pun not actually intended), I feel like God is really bringing this to the forefront for me.  I am noticing a lot of (not so good) things about my body lately.  I feel tired, sluggish, brain-fogged, aches and twinges and pains that didn't used to be there, and the one that kills me....I am noticing more and more that I am just not able to do. 

I don't want to be fat.  I don't want to feel crappy.  I don't want my choices limited.  I want to be healthy.  I want to live a long, active life.  I want to be an example to my daughter and granddaughter (and maybe even to Tim who should diet, too).  Most importantly, I want to honor God and I'm not doing that if I'm fat and doing nothing to change it.  God created this body and round is not the shape he intended for it.  One of the things God calls women to is self-control.  Being fat says I'm out of control since I have no medical condition to blame it on.  Being outside of God's will is a sin.  Soooo....Hi, everyone!  My name's Stacy and I'm a sinner.  I don't wanna be a sinner.  I want to be a good girl.  I want my Father to be pleased with me.

And hey, if I can get a wolf whistle or two out of the deal.....I'd learn to live with it.

7 comments:

Wendy said...

I'm so there with you sister about losing weight. Esp. if our bodies are temples. One pound at a time and most of all it's to focus on having more energy and then letting the boys whistle all they want ;)

Beth Zimmerman said...

Amen! And I am SO looking forward to spending a long weekend praising the Father, learning more about blogging and blogging to honor Him, and spending a whole long weekend hanging out with YOU!

Stacy Lynn said...

Wendy...This temple needs repairs and yes, for more energy because if I could muster that then the rest would be a whole lot easier. :/

Beth...I KNOW!!! I'm so excited for October I'm going to pop. I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas. At least I haven't started counting down days. Yet.

WhisperingWriter said...

Nice.

I'd like to lose some weight as well. It's just, I love food a lot...

Stacy Lynn said...

Whispering Writer...me too, me too. :(

quilly said...

Your speech on fat hit home. I should print it and post it on my blog!

Stacy Lynn said...

You're welcome to it, Quilly.

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