Wednesday, February 27, 2013
To honor God, who has blessed me with strength and empowers me to make healthy choices! I don't want to discount/ignore that power!!
To maximize my health -- many things (like genetic issues) are NOT in my control, but SO MANY health problems are directly related to what we eat! I CAN (and should!) control those variables!!
It's really important to my husband. I used to really resent his pushing me to lose weight, but lately I've come to realize that my having an "I don't care enough to try" attitude undermines HIS love. Why should he have to deal with my poor health issues if I don't care about them? Should he just enable me in self-destructive attitudes? (would I advise the spouse of an alcoholic to just ignore the problem?? All in the name of not hurting the alcoholic's feelings?!) I have to take my hurt feelings to the Lord, and let God deal with hubby's actions if they displease Him. I am accountable to God for my actions and words, and hubby is accountable to God for his.
I love the renewed strength, energy, and fun activity I have enjoyed since I lost 25% of my body weight a few years ago! I love looking good (many say much younger!)!!! I like that my sons & daughters-in-law are proud of me. I'm not embarrassed about my looks any more.
Thanks, Jodirichards, for prompting me to put these things in writing! I need to remember them! I can still get side-tracked and have gained a few pounds. This list will be a good reminder to stay strong!