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Need Some Christian Advice(or just a different perspective).

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Well I could go on and on about how I regret my food choices this weekend or how I blew everything, but I know that won't do any good. I can't lie, I wanted those things. Moderation would have been nice but eh again can't change that now. I just need to accept it, move on and starting trying again. That's all I can do.

I've been on this journey trying to make it work for my own personal lifestyle and to make those small changes for about 2-2.5 years now. I think I have learned a lot but have trouble applying it. I have trouble sticking to a routine because I can't always do it perfectly and I'm a perfectionist almost to the extreme. I'm also still just super bummed that I can't really workout at all to get a big enough calorie burn for what I need. I'm so ready for it to be fixed and to be able to do the workouts that I love to do.

I've been trying to start this journey over again, and to keep God in it this time around because I know now that without him there's no way I can do this. (I know not all of you agree and I just ask that you respect my religious beliefs and I will do the same for you.) Since I am such a Type A, perfectionist, control freak it's really hard to "let go and let God." I know and believe truly in my heart that I will be skinny and healthy someday, and that I will be free from this food addiction. I know that it's not going to happen over night and there are no magic pills and that it's going to probably for me take several years to do simply because of my addiction, and my PCOS which keeps me overweight. I know those aren't excuses and I am not using them as such I am just being realistic. If I'm not realistic then I will just be even more disappointed when I set my hopes too high. Those of you who are religious and who have lost your weight what are some tips you can give me and the other readers out there? How did you keep God in your journey how do you let him have control?
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DRAGONFLY180 11/27/2011 11:20PM

    i don't know any other background info than what you've provided here, but i can tell you that i believe that daily prayer helps. i also made running my personal time with God. sometimes i would think about my day or stressful things going on or sometimes just appreciate the beauty God laid all around me. sometimes i think about stories i want to write or about a sermon i'd recently heard. my point is that running became a reflective time for me, whether it was religious reflection or not. as for food, i am a perfectionist, too, but it seems the more i am able to let go and just eat intuitively (when actually hungry rather than on a schedule), the better off i do. i can miserably count and eat 1200 calories a day and exercise most days a week and not lose an ounce (and have done that months on end!). no two people are alike, though. hope for the best for yourself and keep on keeping on.

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DOTTIEJANE1 11/27/2011 10:09AM

    MUSIC Christian music upbeat when i gota move and slow hyms for the cool down .

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SCTRACKER 11/27/2011 6:33AM

    But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33 KJV)

Start each day new placing your faith and trust in Him, yesterday is gone. emoticon emoticon

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MARKSTIPANOVSKY 11/27/2011 5:30AM

    Thanks for sharing and good luck reaching your goals. Enjoy today as if it really matters ( because it does)...

I am a specialist in addiction and food addiction is a process, same as any other addictive process, become "addicted" to learning how to count calories and keep a food and drink and emotion and exercise journal and you will be fine.

Talk to god in your journal and he will answer you in ways you haven't even dreamt of yet to help you stay focused and reach your goals.

Keep up the social support and find people who inspire you - some in real life and some from books and other stuff...

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