"Two are better than one, Because they have a
good reward for their labor. For if they fall,
one will lift up his companion. But woe to
him who is alone when he falls. For he has
no one to help him up." - (Ecc. 4:9-10)

This week Brenda asked us to pick a theme for our post. I picked accountability, because last week Luanne of I'm hungry for something left me a comment suggesting we hold each other accountable, and I took her up on it, and that's what kept me from throwing in the towel.

Each time I wanted to give up, I thought of Luanne and drank some more water, or did a little exercise. Not a whole lot, but just enough to be able to say I did some. And I went to her blog and read some of her posts, which are full of wonderful insights. She is one very inspiring young lady.

Anyway, Brenda, for sure I was not one of those folks you "knew" were doing AWESOME this week. Quite the contrary. It has been a week of one frustration after another, and feeling totally out of control. And yet I know that's not really an excuse. We always manage to find time for the things we really want to do, and so whether I like it or not, I must admit I've been saying yes to the wrong things.

What makes the whole experience even more frustrating is the realization that I wrote a similar post weeks ago when I first joined FF, and here I am like a broken record, spinning round and round with the needle stuck in the same groove. What is wrong with me? How am I going to get out of this rut?

Tomorrow is a new day, and for the bazillioneth time I'm going to pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again. Dear Lord, please show me how to make it work this time. Please let today be the last time around that same track.


Brenda said...

Oh I'm right there with you! I feel like before we started FF the first time! But yes, I will pick myself up and try again....

And I agree--Luanne is VERY encouraging!

Luanne said...

Fantastic!! I am so honored and PROUD of you for reaching for that water!!! AWESOME :) Thank you for the encouragement as well. Just hearing a good word about how I have helped encourages ME to keep on trucking, too! This week, let's keep up on the water drinking and add in a bit of physical activity. Can we commit to exercise just 2 days this week?? I think so! Last week I only hit the gym once :(

Don't get discouragred. We all have these kind of weeks. If you read my post from last night, you will see that I struggled too this week. But isn't it great that we have each other to help us get back up and into the game? We can do this! Have a super week!!

Giovanna said...

I can totally understand feeling out of control of life and one frustration after another. For an entire year I felt like that with my husband's condition. But God was and is always with you. And it never failed that when we began to think things were hopeless , we were exposed to someone that was worse off than he was and had an attitude much better than ours. We tried to think of the blessings during his disease... it is hard to look for them somtimes but they are there. Try to look at the blessings God has given you throughout this time and relish in them. Nothing is ever too hard or too big for God to do. We all have to pick ourselves up and dust our selves off , don't disparage. Good job with the water and exercise this week. I hate drinking water but I do it cause it swishes the pounds away !! : )

Laura Lou said...

This journey is so much like our spiritual walk--we expect to be completely sanctified as soon as we are saved. But, as with the one, it is with the other---a walk, a journey, and we take them both one moment at a time. Do the next right thing and do it fully dependent upon a holy God. Be not discouraged nor dismayed, for He is with you always, even to the end of the age.

Isn't it wonderful to surrounded by a cloud of witnesses? I know I depend upon the accountability of my FF gal pals. :D

Terry @ Breathing Grace said...


It is wonderful how you held yourself accountable to do the next healthy thing. Great job!

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

I love those verses. Ecl 4:9-10 We sure have great bunch of inspiring gals in this group. I will go check out Luannes blog. I haven't made much progress either but every litle bit helps. There is nothing wrong with you. God says you are perfect and made in his image and I believe it. I don't remember how we found each other but I am so thankful we did. You are a great encourager.

TAMI said...

You're NEVER stuck! I remind myself of that most days, and now I celebrate it with you!

Omah's Helping Hands said...

I'm taking a stand with you and believing you will make it all the way around the track this time! Believe in yourself, but most importantly keep the faith and trust in God to help you get there!

Denise said...

I will cheer you on dear.

JulieMom said...

Now that you know this is a recurring theme, you can adjust your prayer life to cover it better.

And now the power is in your hands to change! I know you can do it. :0)