Strange how a major make-over can happen without any pre-planning.
This make-over just sort of evolved. It all began with deciding to let my hair grow out. I have worn it very, very short for quite a few years now.
2007 with my daughter Suzette
A recent picture with it longer. Mickey asked me last night if I was going to let it keep growing. I told him I really didn't know. He said he'd like for me to get it long enough to put in a pony-tail. We'll see!!
Can't remember how many months it's taken for it to grow out. It was quite a chore because it was up over my ears on the sides. It's a little longer than this now but I don't have a real recent picture.
The other area I REALLY need a make-over is on my weight. I realized I was not going to have any success trying to lose the 24 lbs I need to lose without getting some type of exercise.
I began walking daily (except Sundays) on August 23rd by walking around the block which took me 14 minutes. On September first I participated in a 7 Day Challenge that required I walk at least 30 minutes a day, so I began walking over to the neighborhood park and back. Mickey has been a real trooper and is walking with me. The health benefits are as important for him as for me.
These are the lovely, almost like new, because I have not been using them :o(: , tennis shoes that my daughter Jacque bought for me in September 2011 when I WAS being faithful about walking.
This morning I went by myself, because Mickey was worn out from wrestling the 2 water heaters yesterday (another post about that later). We had a very nice rain during the night, a slight breeze, and overcast sky this morning made it a very pleasant walk & I was able to increased my time to 36 minutes!!
Of course, along with this 7 Day Challenge was correction in eating with a list of 7 things not to eat or drink: Soda (no issue to me), White Bread, Fast Food, Chips/Crackers, Sugary Desserts, Candy, Processed Meats, Alcohol (no worry about that one!). I adhered to this and am still watching all these items.
Sorry to say I have not yet seen much of a decline in the pounds. Only down 2.8 lbs. in the almost 3 weeks. BUT I am not discouraged and I am determined.
The other area I badly need a make-over in is my sleeping. I have never been a good sleeper, even as a kid, but it has gotten worse as I've gotten older. The main problem I have is relying on the noise of the TV. I am working hard to break this BAD habit. I'll blog later about my success in that area as I achieve this sleep make-over.
I love the way God works things out in our lives. We "just happen" to have started a new Wednesday night 9-week teaching by our Mrs. Pastor, Michele, on prayer. Although I am a pray-er, and learned a lot about it about 13 years ago reading the book: Arthur Murray on PRAYER. the area I need work and change in is quieting my mind, and learning to sit before my LORD. So this is another make-over in the works.
Wonder what other areas God will lead me into a major make-over of?
Lord, I'm willing.
Are you in the midst of any major make-over? Or are there any areas you know need a make-over and you just haven't taken that big step of commitment yet?
One thing we know for sure:
JESUS is in the BUSINESS of make-overs.
Making us into HIS image.