Day 269

Sunday 25th September 2016

Today, as it is Sunday,meant that I went to church. I was brought up in a Christian family and I have been going to church all my life. 

When I was younger my dad would always ask after the service “what was said?” I knew it was coming but I always hated the question. Eventhough I had sat through the meeting and heard what was said I could never remember afterwards. I would then get in trouble for not listening. 

About 5 years ago I started drawing what I heard and from that day on I could remember everything. 

Today I have come to the realisation that there is a difference between hearing and listening. 

Most people can hear but you can quickly forget. But if you listen I think it actually goes in and you remember. 

When I started this year all I wanted to do was lose some weight. But it has evolved into something I never really expected. 

You would think a person should know who they are. It turns out that I didn’t but this year I am really finding out. 

When I said that I wanted to lose weight Matt said I should write a diary so I can look back on it. As I am no good at writing I put my own spin on it and decided to draw my diary instead. 

I have found that it has been one of the most worth while things I have ever done. Everyday I find myself reflecting on the day I find myself actually listening to things rather than just hearing. I then share my thoughts with you.  

As I am a Christian I believe that God can speak to you through the things that are around – and all you have to do is listen. Because I am writing my diary everyday it is making me listen, it’s making me open up to what is being said to me that day, it’s making listen to what God is saying that day.

I think the fact that I am listening more to what people have to say, to what my subconscious has to say and to what God has to say and then confessing it is really helping me get over the issues I had. 

Generally people like to keep their thoughts and feelings to themselves – it’s not the norm to be open about them. But I find after being open I realise I am not the only one who thinks this way – there are a lot more people out there. 

So we need to stop hearing and start listening. Who knows where it will lead.

Start weight 21st 5lbs

15st 13.5lbs.   0.5lbs⬇️.     75.5lbs⬇️total

Start weight 136.5kg

101.4kg.        0.2kgs⬇️.     35.1kg⬇️total


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