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Alicia’s Day 24 – A body at rest stays at rest…

Bad habits are so easy to start…

Last night, although we had just finished eating dinner around 7pm, I felt hungry for a snack before bed at 9pm. Maybe I did not eat enough at dinner – maybe this is a remainder of the bad routines I developed while I had RA – who knows. But, I caved to the craving and had a bagel with cream cheese. This morning, I overslept because I kept hitting the snooze button, I felt lethargic, my thinking was fuzzy – it would have been very easy to crawl back under the covers and hide from this cold morning, except the kids had to get up for school. Not my best start to the morning.

Last night, while I was laying in bed, I was thinking about this Bible study. It is kind of like an advent calendar. Each single day of the study makes such a huge difference in my life, that I look forward to each new day’s reading like a prize and I cannot wait to read it. Even though some days (like today) are like flashing neon signs saying “Hey there! See this? This message is for YOU!” – I still look forward to it every day.

Today the neon sign was flashing extra brightly as I read on about “food hangover” – I did not have a restful sleep, I overslept this morning, my mind was foggy, and I felt like BLUH. Worst of it all, I was still tired and just wanted to go back to sleep, but it was not an option.

Yes Lord, I am listening! Thank you Father for this reminder – sometimes I need a little more than a gentle reminder and this is one of those times. Thank you for remembering me and helping me remember that this little struggle has a major impact on my life and the things I do today can impact my tomorrow. Thank you Lord for using my struggle to teach me a lesson during this teachable moment. Praise you Father for ALWAYS making good things out of bad experiences. Thank you for loving me today!

In Jesus’ Name,


So, after this awesome reminder, my goals for today are:

  • Have no snacks after dinner and before bed (since we eat after 6pm, there is no need for a bedtime snack anyway – this should probably apply to the kids as well so they can learn this important lesson while they are young so that when they are old, they will not stray from it)
  • Take an evening stroll after dinner (It is dark by the time we eat this time of year, but we have flashlights and glowsticks and I KNOW the kids would love it. I am praying that I can convince Kevin of the same.)
  • Add the “no snacking” policy to my my evening routine
  • Add the after-dinner stroll to my evening routine

This study is a huge blessing on my life! If you would like to take part in this study, fill in the form below to let me and Christina know. I know that you can be blessed by this study too!