Monday, October 01, 2012
On my wall I have a list of 100 reasons to lose 100 pounds, that I thought of myself. One of my close friends was in my room and was like "I don't like it. You're running yourself down. I hate this list." I was kinda offended. I know she means well.... But at the same time I'm NOT running myself down. All of those reasons are super encouraging for me, and she (and others) seem to think I am downing myself.
I love myself! I'm not at the weight I want, but I do know I am valuable. I love my hair, my smile, how short I am, etc. But I also am not happy with this weight. Why can they not see that I DO love myself, THEREFORE I am losing weight? I do care about my body, and my future, so I need to get healthy.
They seem to think that since I want to lose weight I don't love myself the way I am. Or that since I want to lose weight I hate my body, or think I am less than what I am.
But one of my strongest reasons is simple. In the Bible days God wouldn't allow JUST anything into the temple. And now our bodies are the temples of God. Yet I have been putting everything into the temple. How is that any different from bringing unholy things into the temple when it was a building? It's not!!
I love myself, therefore I want to be healthy. So thanks friends for not seeing that :/
On another note, my roommate has started backing me up. She's even thinking about starting an exercise plan and watching what she eats more :D