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    SHARIKAYE   11,957
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Phase 2

Friday, March 01, 2013

I officially started Phase 2 of the SparkCoach program today! I made through Phase 1 successfully! I met all my goals. On to Phase 2!
I told you yesterday I would set some goals. That is really tough for me. I'm afraid to set them for fear that I won't hit them and then I will be disappointed in myself. I think the goals I set are reasonable. They are based on a little less than what I have been losing because I know the weight comes off faster in the beginning.
Goal 1: 265 by Easter.
Goal 2: 250 by June 1st Gym membership!
Goal 3: 240 by July 4th
Goal 4: 199 by Thanksgiving. This will be a party! I haven't been below 200 since my early 20's. In fact the day I got married at 23 I weighed 221. For the first time in a long time I feel like that is a feasible goal. Like I will actually do this! But not without all of you!
Something the Lord has been showing me today...well reminding me of actually...that I can't do any of this without Him. In my devotions this morning some scriptures made that very clear.
Gal 3:1 Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit are now being perfected by the flesh?
Gal 5:1 It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore, keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery (to food...my addition)
Gal 5:16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
Gal 5:24 Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires 25) If we live by the Spirit, let us walk by the Spirit.
Can't get much more clear! 1) God has already set us free we just need to keep standing firm and believing in our freedom and walking in the Spirit. 2) Don't think you can do this on your own. If He gave you the freedom, why would you try to walk it out in the flesh? We need to consult Him every day! And be sure to give Him the glory when we meet our goals. Yes, we are the ones putting action to the freedom, but He's the one who set our spirits free to begin with. I know I can and need to lean on Him. Not just for my weight loss, but in every aspect of my life. And what's awesome is to know He has already done the work. It's for me to walk in it.
I totally believe it was God that lead me to this program and I believe that God will see me through it.
Blessings to you all...we have a wonderful week-end ahead of us!
Keep on keepin on!

Shari
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NEEDBU66 3/2/2013 9:37AM

    Amazing. Congratulations! I too see the parallel between over eating and the Spirt-ual side of this battle! May God be witgh you!

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JOANIE69 3/2/2013 7:01AM

    Praise the Lord, Shari! Your thoughts have also encouraged me, for I too believe what you posted here: "I totally believe it was God that lead me to this program and I believe that God will see me through it."

Thank you for your encouraging comments and Bible verses. Yes! With God all these things and more are possible. Thanks be to God!

Blessings to you as well, Joanie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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