Have you been wondering where my weekly blog articles have been? Sorry for the interruption in my normal pattern. I’ve been getting my mental health re-tuned up. I had let things get away from me and I was no longer running smoothly. Thus the tune up. As a condition for my discharge from the hospital, I needed to commit to certain things and I needed to define who my commitment was to. Being a writer, I wrote it out. As my readers, you are a part of those I’m committing to. The following is my commitment.
“I have strength for all things in Christ who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses inner strength into me, I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]” Philippians 4:13 (AMP).
Since I believe that God has the strength, power, love, and mercy necessary to help me do all things, I can maintain my integrity in keeping myself safe. In His perfect love, my fears of failure can be pushed aside and I can move forward in achieving my goals (Philippians 4:18). I can ask for forgiveness and regain integrity as needed. Each time I think, “I can’t do it,” or I make a poor choice, I will redeem it by determining something I can learn from it to apply going forward. And I will quote Philippians 4:13 aloud.
My commitment is to not consider unhealthy or life-threatening behaviors as options, such as losing weight by restricting insulin or calories for any meal. I recognize, that doing either of those behaviors results in doing damage to my brain because they prevent optimal brain and body functioning. Optimal brain and body functioning requires the balance of food (using the Bright Line Eating lifestyle), exercise, sleep, intellectual activity, and a life—and God—focused mindset. I will renew this commitment each day and keep record of it on my (DBT Diary Sheet).
I am making this commitment to God, all aspects of myself, those who love and need me, my healthcare professionals, and those in my sphere of influence.
- Myself (emotionally, spiritually, physically, and mentally)
- My family: Mike, Nate, Caitlinn, Maggie, Chelsea, and Baby(s) Grimm
- My supporters: Jean, Kris, Cassie, Chris V.
- My siblings: Faith, Mike, Dean, and Tim
- Healthcare professionals: Katherine, Dr. Haering, Carol T., Dr. Setter
- Others: AA groups, 2:7 group, church friends, followers of my pages and readers of my book