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I know for a fact that the only reason I was able to keep up this kind of extreme pattern was because I had a friend doing it with me.
It’s a big word called accountability.
This was the person I would tell everyday what I had eaten. If I screwed up at all they would be the one to kick me in the butt.
It’s another big word called consequence.
At the beginning we decided how long to keep this type of eating going. A month and a half seemed doable. But we also decided that every time we ate something we shouldn’t we would tack on another week.
It was a great motivator. And as each week passed, the results I was seeing was another reason to keep going.
To have continued success find an accountability partner! One who won’t mind kicking you in the butt if you need it!
I had a couple days off and during the time my mind reeled with new thoughts and discoveries. This week I will share all that God has shown me. I’m really excited! I hope these discoveries speak to you as they did me.
My first realization came the other night when I was at Barnes and Noble.
I’d been sitting at my table for a while and picked up my cup of cafe mocha. I noticed, as I took a drink, that most of the good stuff had settled at the bottom of my cup. So I gently swirled it hoping the motion would wake the dormant spices that make the drink taste so good.
I drank again and noticed an immense difference. A sweeter, richer, more potent sip excited my taste buds, causing my mind to think…
How often do I let my “spice” settle at the bottom? Sometimes I allow the busyness of life to settle my passion, making me less effective. I need a little swirl. A little something to shake me up when sitting too long has caused me to become complacent.
But will I recognize this swirl for what it is? Or will I complain that it’s just another suffering I have to walk through, trying not to get too shaken up, when that was the point in the first place…
What do you think?
Don’t you just love it when something hits the spot? I just sat down to write after ordering a tall café mocha at Star Bucks. My usual drink is coffee. It’s cheaper with fewer calories than the fancy drinks yet still gives me that warm coffee shop feeling.
But tonight I decided to treat myself. The smooth chocolate flavored drink hit the spot. It completely satisfied my craving for something warm and rich and soothing.
What is it about certain things that hit the spot? They seem to come at just the right moment and fill some deep, indescribable hole you didn’t even know you had making you smile that goofy satisfied smile and whisper, more to yourself than anyone else, “oohh, that hits the spot.”
What hits the spot for you?