Saturday, May 28, 2011
It's not *quite* so bad when you gain weight, if you know exactly why... and I do know why.
But when I looked back at my record (I keep a repeating task on my calendar, and update it every time I weigh myself), I encouraged myself that after all, it's only been since March that I was this weight before. Not too long before that, I was even 5 lbs heavier than this! Three pounds can come off again in 1 or 2 weeks... *just like that*!
I started to think that it would be so much easier if I was living all by myself with no one to tempt me... but I don't know about that. If I was by myself, it would be harder to cook proper meals, and then I'd get hungry and eat something to put pounds on. So it probably wouldn't be any different, really.
Anyway, back to the grind! One verse I read today says not to give up... it was talking about teaching children about God (or other "doing good"), and also speaks to me of our church--but it works for losing weight, too! In fact, it can be applied this way: don't be so obsessed with weight-loss that you neglect "doing good". Because if I concentrate on what God wants me to do, I'll be too busy to overeat! :D