Sunday, March 16, 2014
No, never give up on your dreams! All of us are on SparkPeople for a reason, and for most of us it's because we're trying to lose weight and get healthier. But, do you ever feel stuck? Like with me, I keep gaining and losing the same 10-15 pounds over and over again. I'll do good for a period of time, and then it's like the devil rears his ugly head and starts tempting me with everything under the sun!
Is losing weight about willpower? Am I considered weak by some because food has such a hold on me? Yes, I am a slave to food, so where is our Abe Lincoln for the food slaves? Of course I'm just being silly, but on a serious note, I'm sick and tired of being chained up and I want to be free! I want to know what it feels like to wear a pair of skinny jeans because I'm skinny! What gives?
You know, I'm fresh out of ideas on how I may lose weight successfully again, and one thing keeps nudging me... poking me, even. It's the Holy Spirit! Why is it that whenever I try to take control and do things on my own, I fail miserably? Like now, with trying to lose weight... I have been trying to do this all on my own, with no real help from the Lord! Sure, I'm currently doing an online Bible study called "The Lord's Table" that's supposed to help me feed on Jesus instead of food. But I wasn't really grasping it, until now. I'm finally "getting" the fact that I need to stop being a control freak and give this over to God. He wants me to ask Him for help. He wants to be there for me. He wants to see me begin to cherish this body that my soul lives in, by taking care of it and nurturing it. I think I'm finally getting this! I mean, I knew it, but I never got it until now.
Proverbs 28:7, "Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons shames his father."
I Corinthians 10:31, "Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
Monday, March 10, 2014
Tonight, I went to my first Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meeting. And... I absolutely loved it! Since the first meeting is free, I'm planning to join next week. It only costs $28 a year for a membership, so I highly recommend anyone trying out a meeting. They are nationwide, so if you go to www.tops.org, you should be able to find a meeting nearby. They offer awesome support and encouragement!
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Yesterday was an awesome day for me! I prayed for forgiveness and God granted me repentance for my sinful eating habits and drug abuse. I stayed within my calories all day and exercised, and also stayed sober! I plan to make today equally great, except I might skip out on the exercise just because it's Sunday.
This morning I'm going to try out a nondenominational church that's a few miles away. I've been attending a Baptist church whenever I go, but I'm looking for something different. I'm excited, to say the least. The pastor just called me to confirm the service time of 10am because I called and left a voice mail at the church in the middle of the night, LOL!
Have a blessed Sunday!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Today, I requested to borrow 'The Daniel Plan' from my local library. This plan is framed around The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends – life areas that all work together to restore and sustain your long-term health. I'm really excited to read the book, as the first chapter is available on the book's Website to read, and it seems like just what I need!
With the 50-degree weather, I also was able to go uptown today and walk the mile-long path around the park. I took Brent and my dog with me, and we also decided to pick up one of our friends to walk with us along the way. It was nice to get some fresh air and sunshine for a change!
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Part of me thinks I should either blog every day or not blog at all, because every time I come to make a new blog, I see how outdated my previous blog was! Like with Brent and me, we are back together and have been for a bit now. But see? I didn't update anyone!
This past week started a new challenge for me and a few other friends I have on here. I guess the goal is to see who can lose the most weight by my birthday, April 18. It's just 4 of us, so this should be cozy and neat. Plus I get to know the other ladies better and that's always a plus. I love having friends to talk to, old and new!
Basically, as my page states, I've been back on SparkPeople since September 1st of last year. This is really bothering me because I keep gaining and losing the same 10 pounds over and over again! I get on track and then fall off, get on track and fall off, and on and on! I have myself in this vicious cycle that I need to break. I just don't know why I keep sabotaging myself whenever I have a decent loss! Well, I'm putting my foot down and telling myself to knock this crap off because I'm the only person who can make anything happen for me. I can and will do this; no more excuses!
Get An Email Alert Each Time SEVERINA418 Posts