Rhonda's Recovery Journey

“The footprints we leave behind show clearly where we have been, but they do not dictate where we can now go.” ~Ralph Martson

Week 34

2/2: I feel so refreshed and energetic due to the vacation! It inspired me to write a devotion on time & change. I called several companies to see if they’d donate to the fundraising event. I’m studying Nehemiah. He was a great leader and a very discerning man of God. His life was centered around God, and he was obedient to God’s commands.

2/3: Had a good day at work. Tons of kids were absent due to the flu and stomach virus. The library had a new job posting today, so I’m going to get together a resume and cover letter. Breakfast-great, lunch-OK, dinner-needs work.

2/4: This evening I told mom that I want, and need, to sit down tomorrow to plan out my meals so that I’m not just throwing things together at the last minute. I choose food poorly when it’s last minute and I’m hungry. I figure that maybe if I said this aloud it would help me to be more accountable and take action instead of putting it off.

2/5: Last night was bad. I got sick on the milk I had before bed and had an upset stomach most of the night. I ate a well-planned and well-portioned lunch which left my stomach very upset and weak. The hot spices in my veggie burger lit up my irritable bowel. After a nap, mom and I went out for awhile. I only had some soup and crackers for dinner because my stomach couldn’t take much else.

2/6: Since I read so much about the significance of the number 40 in the Bible, I decided to call today “Day 1” of 40 on a nutritional journey toward health and restoration. I planned ahead and made out diabetic meal plans last night. I am starting out with an 1800 calorie/day meal plan and will up my calories as needed. I ate more at lunch than was on the menu because I was starving. I’ll have to increase morning snack to avoid this. Dinner was great too. I made tuna salad and smothered it on a red pepper hummus protein wrap. Delicious! Mayo makes everything more savory. I’ve had nothing but problems trying to get together a new resume. After spending hours trying to get a resume template and typing all the information, I went to print and… a little box popped up that said you have to pay a certain fee to print. Forget it! It was supposed to be free. I’m sure there’s tiny print somewhere that I overlooked. What a waste of a beautiful day!! Greendale Cinema might donate to the raffle at the fundraiser. Yay!! I’m still in the book of Esther. Haman was a very proud man. Should’ve been where “pride cometh before a fall” was coined.

2/7: I got finally finished my resume. It took awhile, but I am relieved to have it off of my “to do” list. Got a call to sub Friday. Thankfully my irritable bowel is a little better today and I rested well last night. Dad and I went to the gym since it was a rainy day. We were greeted with kindness by the staff and patrons who had been wondering why we haven’t been there in such a long time. I ate everything on meal plan today and more for morning snack. I also had an extra ½ of a sugar-free ice cream sandwich after dinner. I don’t know why, but I feel like I am distancing myself from God, and I don’t like it at all!!!!

2/8: Got quite a bit of territory covered in trying to get raffle basket donations for the fundraiser. One store didn’t even want the forms. I simply walked in and the woman said to come back Saturday and pick up their donation. I wish it was that easy every time! Most places require a review process. By the end of the day I was exhausted.

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