I'm still plugging along on this current program. I'm up to 23 lbs of weight for my A days, which is difficult to do. My last entry, April 3, I weighed 191.6. This morning I weighed 190.4. The weight loss is slow, but that's okay. I'm feeling pretty good, have a lot more energy, and it's starting to actually look like I've lost some weight -- at least it is obvious to me.
I leave later today on my 4-day trip, so I won't be able to do any exercise other than the rigor of all the walking I'll be doing. I've been feeling some anxiety, wondering if I will be able to resist the temptation to let go on this trip. I know I can resist, with God's help - I've done it plenty of times before. But, I've also yielded plenty of times before. So I don't take it for granted that I'll have the strength to resist the temptation this time -- I must rely on my Savior for the strength I need.
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet
And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. Ether 12:27
Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season therof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul. And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion. D&C 59:18-20