No weapon formed against "me" (stress) shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against "me" in judgment
You shall condemn. Isa. 54:17a(NKJ) paraphrased
I AM TOTALLY STRESSED BY WEIGH-INS.
I was awaken this morning, actually awaken off and on through the night being anxious. My body tingling and mild burning, heart racing, and frustration. When I mentally reviewed my journey back over the last three weeks these episodes has been consistent with the days before weigh-in. I literally feel the release of cortisol within my body. stress.about.com/od/stre
And what is the result of these episodes for ME, an increase in pounds ranging from 2-5lbs. I notice after my body weight drops again, a roller coaster ride.
I must change the way I view this day. Weigh-ins cannot/will not control me this way. Because my body WAS NOT design for stress. So, I have to release it. I have to and I will be in prayer on relaxing my mind, so that my body will relax. Understanding the scale is not my enemy, and I have no reason to fear it. But today I do.
So far RIGHT NOW, this very moment during this stressful moment. I will focus on what is true, and that is I have remained consistent to my daily goals on this journey. I am stronger both physically and mentally. I am in a single digit in pants for the FIRST time in my adult life. And the MOST important thinking, I serve a GOD, JEHOVAH RAPHA, who will heal me of this stress as I surrender it over to HIM.
Now, will I have the same episode on the next weigh-in. Probably, I don't know because changes take time. But, in the mean time, despite what the scale read up or down, I must focus on "NO STRESS" and focus on the steps to take to relieve this area of stress. But my first step is PRAYER.
Be anxious for nothing(weigh-ins), but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7(NKJ) paraphrased
STILL CLAIMING NO DEFEAT