Yesterday was Weight Watchers–and I said a prayer early in the day, asking to be grateful, whatever the scale said. Good thing. I was up 3.2 pounds–not surprising after a trip and a sprained ankle–but I got my answer, too. I was and am grateful–because I found Weight Watchers in the first place, because I’ve lost a LOT of weight and kept it off, because the meeting was inspirational, and because I know what to do and how to do it. I’m back on track and planning to stick with it, despite any ups and downs I may encounter.
Recently, while reading Christiane Northrup’s new book (she’s an M.D.), “Goddesses Don’t Age”, I came across a process called “Change me” prayers, and I’m impressed. (No, I don’t think of myelf as a goddess. Just granting some poetic license here.) The reason these prayers work–in some cases, instantly–is pretty obvious: God always has a better idea. So, “Dear God, please help me lose 5 pounds (or 50, or 150)” turns into, “Dear God, please change me into a person who eats wisely and maintains a healthy weight.” The actual credit for the Change-Me idea goes to author Tosha Silver, whose new book is–wait for it–“Change Me Prayers.” Now, I’m gonna tell you, Tosha is a free spirit, and some of you will probably think she’s a little ‘out there’. Here’s the great thing, though: you can learn A LOT from her, because she’s one smart cookie and her writing is highly readable. Classic case of, don’t-throw-the-baby-out-with-the-bathwater.
On the blog front, I have some interesting developments in the works. For one thing, I have a new Apple computer, and I should be able to post photos with no problem as soon as I make the switch, which will probably be next week. For another, I’m going to be bringing on some guest bloggers. Also, there will be more Q&A blogs, as you all seem to enjoy those.
Last but not least, I’m thrilled to announe that THE MARRIAGE SEASON debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list! Yee-haw!!! Largely because of all of you, of course. Thank you SO MUCH.
Remember that the contest is running again, and if you comment, you’ll be entered. Winners will be announced on Monday.
Now, it’s time for me to get to work.