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New plan

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

On Monday, I blogged about being stuck in the 170s and I've been thinking of what to do a lot since then. Then last night, I was reading a book called Identity Theft. It's about how all these things in life steal our true identity as children of God and I realized that even though trying to be healthy is a good thing, I devote way too much of my time to worrying about trying to lose that weight. It's starting to steal my focus from more important things. So I've decided to take a step back. I will still try to make healthy choices, but I'm going to stop obsessing over that. I'm going to focus on developing a closer relationship with God. I'm going to focus on getting involved with my church. I'm going to focus on helping people. I'm going to focus on being a good friend. All of these things are so much more important in the grand scheme of things. Especially since I realized while reading that book that I am mostly trying to lose the weight because part of me is believing that if I were just skinnier then I would be able to find that special someone to share my life. That's just not true. It's not about being skinnier. It's good to be healthy; but when I'm that focused on becoming thin, it's not healthy.

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IRP1114 10/10/2013 12:05PM

    Awesome. I like where you are going with this! I have the perfect book recommendation for your new focus. It is called The Maker's Diet by Jordan Rubin. It is all about eating a holistic, natural diet, aimed at being healthy the way God intended. You will love it!
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CLRWILLIAMS25 10/9/2013 9:40AM

    Great idea! Honestly, it is very easy to be consumed by following trying to follow everything you're supposed to do to lead a healthy lifestyle. And it ends up not being such a healthy lifestyle anymore when you're stressing about it all the time! I also stopped tracking my food almost 2 weeks ago. I'm still consumed by the numbers, but I can feel myself relinquishing more control and trying to listen to what my body wants.

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MIRAGE727 10/9/2013 8:48AM

    It's a delicate balance, no question. I found myself "stressing" in the beginning. When I totally embraced a healthy lifestyle, I started to live a happier life, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Life is good!

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RUDITUDI2000 10/9/2013 8:39AM

    This is the TRUTH girl! I will pray for your journey as you move into all the God has for you! Very exciting! Life following Him is such an adventure. You just never know what His plan is, sometimes it does not make sense but when its all revealed....WOW. emoticon

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KELLYFIT123 10/9/2013 8:38AM

    What a great realization! I often think about what "healthy" actually means... it's an ongoing, always-changing definition for me.

But does that mean we won't see you here as often?

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