Along the way, it's quotes like these that bring me face-to-face with myself.  
My past, my present, and my future.  
 “You know you're an addict when you're trying to deal with your distress 
with the very thing that caused your distress.”  (a Tim Keller tweet)

This Thanksgiving Season, I'm thankful that over the past (almost) 2 years
I've found a way to deal with the "very thing that caused my distress".
Fast-5 has put boundaries around at least ONE of my eating habits
that was problematic.
To be at a healthy weight is one of many blessings
that I'm counting this week.


"As things are brought back under Christ's rule and authority,
they are restored to health, beauty, and freedom."  (Tim Keller, twitter)

limits ARE freeing

Saw this post in study in brown.  It's on a food-related topic but not my Fast-5 lifestyle per se.  I was intrigued by the ideas contained in it and will put some of them into practice.

Mostly though, I thought how true the concept "limits are freeing" is!  I'm quite sure it's why the Fast-5 lifestyle has worked for me both in losing the weight and maintaining a healthy one.

It really is a "yes-lifestyle" for me.


May I suggest smaller Sarah's video on her post today here?  Her thoughts on "seeing results and NOT seeing results" were motivational for me this morning.

Every morning - yes, EVERY morning - I step on my vintage bathroom scale.  It seldom moves from its 142# mark.  I AM still hoping to see it move down to 139# one of these days, but I can't say I've been putting my energy behind that "hope". 

So.......I guess "results" really isn't what I'm looking for. (Just thinking out loud here.)  Results only come tied to effort.  In that sense, I am stuck.

No WONDER Myra doesn't visit my blog anymore!

Seriously though, I DO show up and do the work in the sense that for almost 2 years I've remained consistent with the Fast-5 pattern of eating that resulted in a 40+ pound weight loss.  My body seems to have found its "comfort zone" around 142#.  If I want to lose those additional 3 pounds, I'll have to expend additional effort.  AND if I want to stay below 140#, I surmise that I'll need to continue expending additional effort.  

(Contemplating my profundity:  "Results only come tied to effort.")