Well, it's the day after Thanksgiving and I suppose that now is as good a time as any to give you an update on my issues with gluttony. The short and long of it is that yesterday was definitely not a great day for me, but then again, I haven't had a lot of great days lately, since passing my most recent weigh in a few weeks back.
I still struggle with gluttony, especially when it comes to food. As most of you know, I have been working hard on it (mostly hard) for the past year, desperate to see change in my life. I wrote about various topics, including the Biblical issues. However, I feel it's time for an update.
First, the bad news. I was delayed reporting to my current command by about three weeks because I failed an initial weigh in at my journeyman instructor training (JIT). I managed to pass the weigh-in in time to get through the training, but it was a crash diet of epic proportions. I am grateful to God because I didn't deserve to pass that weigh in, and yet I did.
Upon arriving at my new command, and after returning from burying my grandfather in Kansas, I weighed in at 2% over the limit. I had about three weeks to get squared away before the official weigh in that would decide if I was going to be able to qualify as an instructor.
Yet I am extremely grateful for passing the weigh in for the fall PRT. It was a bit touch-and-go for a while, but I made it without a doubt in the end. God truly gave me the victory with the weigh in. Whether you believe in him or not, I'm here to tell you that I could not have done that without some supernatural intervention.
So, looking forward, I have to decide how to proceed. Do I essentially start over this winter, especially considering the dreaded New Year's Resolutions that everyone makes (including myself)? Or do I give up? Or do I just press ahead as best I can?
The fact is that I'm going with the latter. I'm going to proceed as best I can and push through. This most recent joyous occasion, wherein I passed my weigh in, was just a step in the process. Gluttony is something that will haunt me all of my life, I believe, and I will simply have to fight back with my faith and God's grace every time I can.
No New Year's Resolutions for me regarding weight, although I will share my goals in the future. I will also provide helps for those who are battling gluttony like I am. Today I simply wanted to take a few minutes to update everyone on my current situation as it pertains to gluttony. Check back soon for more details and goals!