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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Day 41... it's ok to be down

The last few days have been a little rough for me emotionally. I think it has a little to do with hormones, a lot to do with a few sleepless nights, and a little everyday life thrown in the mix. :)

I always hold myself to a higher standard than anyone else... and lately that has certainly been the case. I have overindulged in dinner the past two nights. I woke up this morning feeling fat and bloated. I talked to Nancy and realized that part of my bloated feeling is probably due to all the lentils and the chili I've had the last few nights. LOL

Something else I realized today, thanks to Nancy, is that it is ok to feel down. It's ok to be human. I'm not going to feel fabulous every single day, and that's ok. This is a hard road, and a very long journey. It took a while, but I think the honeymoon phase is over. :)

While it may be ok to feel a bit down at times, it's NOT ok to beat myself up OR to wallow in sadness. I had forgotten to take captive every negative thought, turn it over to my Heavenly Father, and then replace it with a positive thought. Nancy reminded me to laugh, and enjoy my day, and stay positive. I think I got so caught up in everything else that I forgot all of that!

So, yes, today I was not feeling it (or yesterday...), but it's ok. I'll get through it, especially with the love, prayers, and support from Nancy, and all of my friends and family. :)


  1. It is OK to have down days. They stick in our head much longer and we beat ourselves up because of it. But these days are now becoming fewer. Keep it up and keep writing and inspiring.

  2. Amy, today was a sad day for me as well! You can know all you have to be thankful for, and it is still hard! Before reading your post, I was thinking how I have not clung to Jesus the last couple of days, and all the yucky habits creep in! It also hit me that I like to try to medicate myself with food...whatever has that momentary zap of comfort, but how momentary it is, isn't it? Center your thoughts on the truths, the facts, the blessings, and the new body you WILL have! Today, you are so much healthier than one month ago! Blessings!

  3. Fogive me if I used the wrong name...At 52, my mind feels 72 at times!!!!