Results for the start of February (including loss for month/loss for year):
Weight: 140.8 (1.6/1.6)
L.Arm: 11 (0/0)
Waist: 29.5 (1.5/1.5)
Abs: 35 (+.5/+.5)
Hips: 40 (0/0)
L.Thigh: 21.75 (.25/.25)
Fat%: 32.8 (1.9/1.9)
BMI: 25.7 (.3/.3)
I had thought I would at least be under 140, however, the point is to keep moving forward!!
God's timing is always so awesome to observe. This morning my reading had to do with David & Goliath - comparing what they were wearing for protection and what they said as they prepared to do battle. Goliath was clothed in heavy armor and had a huge spear. Does this possibly indicate some fear that he felt this was necessary to protect himself from these tiny Israelites?
David wore no armor. He only carried his staff, sling, and 5 smooth stones. His trust was in God. "I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts...For the battle is the LORD's and He will give you into our hand." (from I Sam. 17:45 & 47)
Because it has been such a long battle for me, I feel like my weight loss is a giant attacking me - trying to discourage me in my relationship with God. The world tries to tempt me with diet pills and magazine covers yell out with "quick" solutions (a new and "better" one each week). But the only true solution is in God's Word: Rejoice in the Lord always...do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:4, 6-7)
Heavenly Father, You know how weary this weight battle feels at times. I thank You that it is not a battle I must endure on my own. Thank You for the truth that You are always with me. Your peace guarding my heart and mind is more valuable to me than any weight I may lose. Help me to keep faithful to my daily commitments. As I continue to sow these daily disciplines through February, I trust You for the appropriate harvest at the appropriate time. Thank you, too, for the support of family & friends, including many SP friends. They have all become so precious to me and their encouragement means a lot. In Jesus' name.
From "Choosing Simplicity":
When you're facing a giant, it's easy to lose perspective. God invites us to turn to Him, keep our eyes on Him, and remain faithful to Him. This may seem like s simple response, but it's a powerful one.
Ever pressing on to be consistently persistent/persistently consistent