Our Journey

A Small Backslide

True Story: So last week I got a touch of the stomach flu, well normal people would refrain from eating to help settle their stomach but not this chick, I thought if I keep trying this and maybe that I would find that one thing that would make me feel better!! Surprise Surprise when the only thing that accomplished was me gaining weight :( So Monday night I show up for FP4H(First Place 4 Health) and do my weigh in and I am exactly the same weight as when I started 7 weeks ago. Bummer!!

Ok so here’s the fork in the road: I can either bemoan the fact that I gained weight and go back to eating and not exercising because you know this just isn’t working or I can pray about it and continue on the path that the Lord has told me to do. Guess what I did!!

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Well…I did BOTH! I had to bemoan for a bit but then I said wait a minute, Why did I gain the weight? What did I do different? Was I listening? The answer is I gained the weight because I was thinking that food was going to heal my stomach and make me feel better (haha), and NO I wasn’t listening. The Lord allowed me to go through this mini struggle/backslide to remind me that He’s got this, I don’t need to worry.

The Bible tells us in Psalm 107.9 “for He satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.” and of course I was reminded of “I am allowed to do all things, but not everything is good for me to do! Even if I am free to do all things, I will not do them if I think it would be hard for me to stop when I know I should.” 1 Corinthians 6:12.

So my little struggle helped me to see that this journey I am on isn’t about weight loss (though the result will show some) but mainly about trust and following directions (for a type A personality this is a bit hard).

So I prayed and I listened and then I got on the scale this morning and surprise surprise….the weight I gained isn’t there and I actually lost an extra pound.

Are you trying to get healthy? what changes have you made?

One helpful tip someone told a group of us was that she need to “see” the weight coming off so she got 2 containers and in one of the containers she put 1 marble for each pound she wanted to lose and in the other container she was gonna put the pounds that she lost. I thought this was a cool idea so I decided to do the same. I rummaged in the closet and found these pretty candle holders. IMG_20130208_103110[1]

Then I went to the local Dollar Store and picked up some pretty blue glass stones.   IMG_20130208_103237[1]How are you keeping tract of your weight loss?

Wishing you many Blessings Rainbow

Check out what others are doing about getting healthier!!

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Comments on: "A Small Backslide" (2)

  1. Backslid with ya! Let’s both move forward!!! Love the marble idea, Greatb visual reminder.

  2. I think that’s a great idea with the containers to visualize the pounds, but I haven’t done it yet. I can so relate to the “lesson” here in your post. Lifelong changes aren’t easy! Slow results can be discouraging, but we can’t give up! So glad you found scriptures that helped you remember that. =0)

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