Day 1: A picture of yourself and a description of how your day was
Anyways, the day started off on a low note as I had to weigh-in for the new Shrinking Jeans challenge – Shrink Yo’Self in 2012 – which kicks off today. I spent much of the morning beating myself up for allowing myself to gain back much of the wait I was able to lose in 2010. I had decided that my surgery and post-op treatment were not a valid excuse and obviously I just hadn’t been good enough to maintain. On the way home from church however I listened to Oh How He Loves by David Crowder Band and was reminded of something. No matter how much I try to be perfect, skinny, or accomplish x, y, and z before I consider myself worthy or useable the Spirit is there waiting on me to answer as He whispers that I am enough. Just as I am right now because my value does not lie in me but Who is living within me. It was the perfect reminder to start 2012 with peace that I am loved.
Much of the rest of the day was spent like most days in the last two weeks – in bed. The pain the last two weeks has been pretty terrible but thankfully I have been off from work which has made it a little easier for me to manage the pain and rest when needed. Not sure how everything will work when I go back to work on Tuesday. Maybe my rheumatologist will have a miracle for me tomorrow at my appointment! I have PT in the morning and then will travel an hour north for my rheum appointment at 2!
As for my picture of the day – well, I really struggled about whether or not to post it as it is definitely not the most flattering picture. Actually it may be the most unflattering picture I have ever posted on my blog but for the sake of being real about who I am and the reality of life with chronic illness, I’m going to post it anyway:
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