Sunday, May 2, 2010

I love myself more than.....

I work with the ECU Department of Surgery as a nurse practitioner. To be more specific, I work with the bariatric surgery division. I love building relationships with each patient, and I am so encouraged to see each person grow in their journey to a healthier person. They change not only physically, but emotionally and sometimes even spiritually.
I write all this to say that it is time for me to practice what I preach every day. So, now I will be purposing to make changes and a difference. I am doing this with a friend, and I am thankful for accountability! I have listed my goals, in no particular order, so that it is on paper for all to see!

1. Run in a 5k
2. Exercise at least 4x/week
3. Lose 30 lbs (via Weight Watchers)


I sometimes tell patients to "love themselves more than (fill in the blank)..."
I love myself more, and respect myself more, than that piece of Hershey's chocolate.
I love myself more than an extra slice of pizza after I'm already somewhat stuffed.
I love myself more and owe it to myself to do something for me.

Watch out blogger friends...

I'm not perfect, and I can almost say with 100% certainty that I will stumble along this journey.

However, the important thing is that this continues to be a journey, not a roadblock.

5 comments:

Charbelle said...

It's hard. To learn to love yourself. Not in a narcissistic way but to understand that we are made in His image and He sees us as perfect. We are so bombarded with images of what ideal is. The enemy is out to kill steal and destroy and an effective place where he attacks is in our thoughts. "I'm not good enough, I'm not thin enough, I'm never going to be able to accomplish this goal." I had a conversation yesterday about capturing our thoughts and quoting applicable scriptures whenever those thoughts arrive. I'm excited to read about your journey!

Hailey said...

So true. You know how we've both been struggling with all this fun postbaby-weight-loss drama. Keep blogging about it! Maybe we can keep eachother motivated! :)

Lauren said...

You can do it! I'll be cheering you along every step of the way. I know it's not easy - I've been there. (not postpartum obviously)

Dameron Girls said...

Great post! Maybe I will join you with that 5k? Or maybe not! HAHAHA

The Wright Family said...

very encouraging!!! good reminders...
i think you will do GREAT!! and i needed to read that as well.