by Heather on April 14, 2010

Happy Hump Day everyone!  I hope y’alls mornings are going fabulously :)

Last night’s dinner was at Fazoli’s again since we were in a huge hurry and it was right across the street from the church the concert was at!  I had the baked spaghetti:

It was OK, but covered in WAY too much cheese!  If I’d known that I would have just ordered the regular spaghetti.  I still ate it all though.  That and a couple of breadsticks!  Woohoo for carbo-loading!  We got to the concert and sat in the second to last row, which was fine with me since I needed lots of room to stretch my leg out.  The first act was Matt Maher (loved him), then Phil Wickham (the reason we went), and then Leeland (which was OK – I’d never heard of them before and only really loved one song).  Y’all, this concert was life-changing.  More details at the end…

When we got home last night I got ready for bed immediately and fell asleep to the sweet sound of Nate playing the guitar and singing :)  He’s a lot better at it than he thinks and it’s pretty sexy to listen to my man praise God.  Just sayin’ is all!

This morning I got up and did some upper body weights (taking a break on the lower body til I find out what the problem with my knee is tomorrow), some crunches, and then showered and got ready for the day.  I also did Take 2 of the Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Green Monster:

And we have a winner!  This had great flavor and texture, much better than the first try.  Recipe is:

  • 1 cup milk (I used nonfat cow’s milk, but you could do any kind you prefer)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (around 7 or 8 depending on the size).  If they’re large, try to chop them a bit if you can to make blending easier.
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 packet Truvia
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 big handfuls spinach

Blend til smooth and drink away!

So yes, the changes.  I feel like I finally got this pummeled over my head last night:  I do not want my life to be about me.  I’ve been so blindly stuck on defining myself as a person who is struggling to overcome disordered eating and trying to lose weight that I’ve lost sight of the fact that that freedom has already been given to me; I’ve just been too blind to take it.  Not that I won’t still think about it, but last night was the first time I truly felt freedom from this struggle.  I am so much more than someone who has eating issues, and it’s time that I not only understand that, but LIVE it! Therefore I’ll be changing my “About Me” section to reflect the fact that although in the PAST I struggled with it, my present and my future are not determined by that anymore.  I am a strong, smart, beautiful woman who deserves to enjoy my food, my body and my life.  I’m going to work on eating things because I love the way they taste and the way they nourish my body, and I am going to be THANKFUL for that.  I don’t expect this to be easy, but I know it’s going to be worth it!  I would love any accountability you guys could give me too :)

When was the last time you had an “AHA!” moment, an epiphany, or a shift in paradigm?  What was it?  Have you followed through with it, or is it still a struggle? Obviously mine was last night, but I can’t even describe how free I feel today.  I’m happy with myself and woman that I was created to be for the first time in a long time!

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