Wednesday, October 6, 2010

FABULOUS understands healthy habits are crucial!!!

In my striving to become FABULOUS the things I want most to do are to follow God fiercely, absolutely cherish my family, believe I can make a difference in the world...and make it! But, none of this can be done truly well if I'm dealing with a body that is fat, flabby, out of shape, and unhealthy. It's not a vanity's a health thing. I have got to get my weight under control. And, I believe it will happen day by day...bite by bite. My good friend, Katie Post, is helping me train for the Jingle Bell 5-K run coming up in early December. She can get me to push myself in ways I never imagined possible. But, she can't make me choose healthier foods. No one can. Especially NOT my husband. One sure way to start a fight in the Tracey house is too raise one's eyebrows as I reach for the candy bar "hidden" on the top shelf of the tallest cabinet. Just get it down for me, and no one gets hurt! :) The out-of-whack-eating train has got to come to a stop. If I want to see results that will ensure a healthy me when Alyssa's 40, I have to do the hard work!! But, it's Vision week. During 91.5 WCIC's fall fundraiser we get to visit and laugh with colleagues and volunteers we don't normally see. And, we do it all over some really YUMMY food. Cakes, pies, pizzas, breadsticks, and cookies crowd every inch of counter space in the kitchen and you'd think I was determined to cram some of each into my mouth and tummy. But, I can't! I just can't do it. So...could you pray for me this week? Yes, please pray for the financial need of the radio station and the lives that God is changing through the music and programming. And, yes, please THANK GOD for the generous donations of food and drink from so many kind local businesses. But, then, could you also pray that I will realize that just because it's THERE doesn't mean I have to eat it? THANK YOU so much. occupy myself with something other than food!

Have a FABULOUS day!!!


  1. I'm starting to think it may be a good thing that I'm a poor studying guy. Got little to spare for the good stuff, and the gym-fee I pay per month has to be used so I'm not paying for nothing! Maybe I should stay somewhat poor (;

    Chris Gull (from Netherlands)

  2. We can all relate to wanting to be healthy Jill.
    And when routines get changed around it's hard to maintain a plan. The mind is willing, but the body has another plan!
    A friend once shared on Facebook that, "Nothing tastes as good, as being thinner and healthier feels!" She had set some goals and had finally reached them after many, many, setbacks.
    Everyday we wake up with a do over. For each of us it may look different, food, alcohol, ect. and our lists go on. Praise God that his mercies are new every morning in each of our lives and struggles.
    I also give thanks for WCIC in that God can reach out through music and people like you Jill, and the rest of the staff, to connect us to Him.
    I think of a song lyric when I think of the WCIC family, "I get by with a little help from my friends."
    Whatever we are going through, we really are never alone.
    I read this last week,Sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand. What you've been up there searching for is forever in your hands.
    Blessings to you Jill in your goals! Both for the station, and in your own journey to fabulous.