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!!
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.
Wishing you many Blessings
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