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Life Changes

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Well since my last entry there certainly have been some big changes in life. I got married, moved into our own place, made the decision with my husband to pursue seminary in the spring, and in the midst of all this the healthy eating and exercise changes have not happened. Everyone says that marriage makes people gain weight, and I never understood that and always said that would never happen to me. Well I still don't understand it but it happened to me. I hate to admit it but I have gained 10 pounds since getting married! My clothes don't fit well anymore, and I am starting to feel really...what's the word....icky. This weight loss journey is such a HUGE struggle and I feel so powerless sometimes. But then I remember the first of the 12 steps, admitting our powerlessness. As long as we think we have the power to control ourselves, we will never seek the Lord, who truly has the power to help us overcome our compulsive behaviors. So I am truly seeing my powerlessness and need to seek the Lord and the power and grace that he gives. I think I have realized something, that maybe I need to look at this weight loss journey as not so much a physical thing, but spiritual. Taking care of my body is being a good steward over what God has given me (my life and body), and therefore is an act of worship. So today I am deciding to seek the Lord in this endevor and ask Him for grace to tackle this.
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JUDYHELP 11/21/2012 9:27AM

  emoticon emoticon to both of you on your marriage. emoticon emoticon together we can make the journey together to getting healthy/fit/and happy. Set yourself a small goal each day to achieve. Continued success on your journey. Have a great "thanksgiving" emoticon emoticon Judy

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CAGMUAHFO2 11/21/2012 9:18AM

    That is the best way to look at it!!

emoticon on getting married!!

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MJRVIC2000 11/21/2012 9:16AM

    Healthy eating, exercises and lifestyle changes are all part of life. The more we understand it, the more we will be rewarded by God. God Bless YOU on your journey and have a Blessed THANKSGIVING! Vic.

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CINCYCHIC27 11/21/2012 9:14AM

    Good luck with your journey and congrats on all the positive things that have occurred in your life lately.
I was at my lowest (165) in my healthy eating path and met my partner. One year later, gained 10 lbs.
So, I am with you.
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