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It shouldn't be an either or situation, at least not if you do have a relationship with God.

I wouldn't be where I am today, in every aspect of my life, without God. And I know my weight loss is not different. I've prayed and prayed over this, just as I would in any other area of my life. I wouldn't have the desire to lose weight, the will to eat healthy, the strength and stamina to exercise and steadily improve, the discipline to exercise regularly, especially when I feel like I can't go any further. No one else could have removed my cravings and helped me to desire healthy foods and to actually want to start cooking more of them. I wouldn't have lost 42 lbs and gone down 2 clothes sizes, and most of all, He is the only reason I haven't given up yet, even when the scale doesn't move for a long time, or when I've gained a few lbs.

I totally rely on, and thank God for all my success and progress, in every area of my life. My life really has changed over the past couple of years,since I my personal relationship with Christ. I've always been a Christian, but until I realized just sitting in church every Sunday, just wasn't enough, there had to me so much more. I'm so thankful that I was led to this point. I am so blessed and thankful. I do still have a ways to go, but I know I'll get there!

Try having both, you'll find this journey isn't so overwhelming with God leading you.

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Dear Lord, set my sights on You and Your great attributes. Help me to live in Your presence, dependent on Your guidance each day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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I THINK GOD HAS HELPED ME TO MAKE IT THIS FAR WITH MY WEIFGHT LOSS EFFORTS JUST LIKE IN EVERY OTHER ASPECT OF MY LIFE AND I AM BLESSED SO BLESSED BY ALL THE GOOD THINGS AND PEOPL EIN MY LIFE...that being said sometimes we all struggle and all feel that we are not as close to god at one time or another just like with other poel in our lives....persoanally i am looking for the peace that passeth all understanding in spite of the chaos in my life....

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The best it's ever been. I have so much to be thankful for.
I am blessed by His grace every morning my feet hit the floor.
No matter how bad a day can be it's always a good one because I can learn from what ever is going on.

I too plan to work out more often and pray that I can get myself out of doing TV and early morning news and out the door to Curves.
Belated Christmas blessings to all.

WISHING YOU ALL PEACE, HEALTH THE NEVER ENDING LOVE OF THE LORD, BLUE SKIES AND GREEN LIGHT DAYS.
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
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Edited by: AUNTIEBEE at: 12/27/2008 (13:21)
Blessings and Huggs

When my feet hit the floor in the morning it's good day. No matter how bad a day it might be, it's still a good one by HIS grace.
At least we're looking down at the grass and not up at the roots.

Favorite Quote:

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
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I am planning to not only workout this coming year but to include a time for my best friend and I to talk w/ God Weekly. Thanks for all your encouragement in this online community.

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Hello my friend
You are welcome for the encouragement.
You are important to God and he doesn't make junk.
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Blessings and Huggs

When my feet hit the floor in the morning it's good day. No matter how bad a day it might be, it's still a good one by HIS grace.
At least we're looking down at the grass and not up at the roots.

Favorite Quote:

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
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self caring huh? like that idea emoticon thanks for the encouragement emoticon

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Hi itsaboutme
I understand what you mean about finally taking care of YOU...
I have been a member of Curves for going on 3 years..
I go 3 times a week and love that it's just 30 minutes.
Sometimes I get bored, however, I know that if I stop, I won't do anything else. Maybe an occasional walk or a bike ride.
I haven't lost anything in the last 2 weeks and am blessed to not have had a gain..
Some things to ponder, when caring for yourself you are not being selfish. You are being selfcaring.

Blessings and huggs
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When my feet hit the floor in the morning it's good day. No matter how bad a day it might be, it's still a good one by HIS grace.
At least we're looking down at the grass and not up at the roots.

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We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
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thought about joining curves just wasn;t sure how do you all like it?

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I love Curves too! I havent got to go in 2 weeks . My DH has been derr hunting for the past 2 weeks so I wasnt able to go. He keeps my baby while I gl. So hopefully I will get to go tomorrow. He went back to work today so he will be home tomorrow to watch the baby. I have a wonderful DH but I wish he wanted to be closer to God with me. Maybe in time. He love to Deer hunt and when deer season is here I hardly see him at all!LOL

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Twana,
I too am a member of Curves. I love that it's in and out in 30 minutes.

Since your children are that young, it is wise to take them.
I have only found my way back to God in the last 16 years.
Before that I was a puddle of mush..

I feel as long as my feets hit the floor, it's going to be a good day. It's by His grace..
Blessings and huggs
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Edited by: AUNTIEBEE at: 1/12/2008 (21:14)
Blessings and Huggs

When my feet hit the floor in the morning it's good day. No matter how bad a day it might be, it's still a good one by HIS grace.
At least we're looking down at the grass and not up at the roots.

Favorite Quote:

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
-Oswald Chambers.


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Thank you Linda and Betty so much for your support. I have a 10 year old and a 17 month old I want them to know God to. I want to raise them in Gods way, the right way. You really dont know how much it means to me to have your support. May God bless you both for your kindness and understanding.

Love, Hugs and Prayers
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Twana

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Twana
I have been in your shoes and understand what you are feeling, the roller coaster of emotions and no doubt, anger at the lack of support.
The best thing you can do for yourself, is to continue going to church with or without your DH and depending on the age of your children, without them to.
Having a relationship with and praising the Lord is very personal and it is for yourself that you go..
It's ok for you to take care of yourself. It is being self caring not selfish.

I have this quote on my desk and I look at it every day.

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
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Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
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Blessings and Huggs

When my feet hit the floor in the morning it's good day. No matter how bad a day it might be, it's still a good one by HIS grace.
At least we're looking down at the grass and not up at the roots.

Favorite Quote:

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
-Oswald Chambers.


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Twana, I will pray for you. You want to have a closer relationship with God but Satan just wants to destroy that. I am praying for you because you won't really be genuinely happy unless you are able to do what you feel you should.

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I dont know if I am in the right thread or not. I dont want to seem selfish to anyone for my request. I know there is alot of people out there that needs prayer more than me. But if you will pray for me. Pray that God will give me the stregnth I need to be strong for my family. I havent been able to go to chursh as much as I usually do. There is always something that comes up. Either I am out of town, the baby is sick. There is always something in the way. Today it was because my baby was sick. My DH was at Deercamp where he has been for 2 weeks. I go to a really big church so I was able to go in the internet and pull up the sermon from last week and watch it the computer. I even sent in a prayer request because I feel like I am slipping farther from God. To my surprise they called within the hour and the lady said that she would send me some free DVDs if that would help me. I thought that would be awesome. I love my church. But it is like the devil does everything in his power to keep me from it! I love God with all my heart and soul. I want my family to be in church with me but my DH would rather be at Deercamp and could care less and usually he wants me with him. I even drank alcohol on New Years, that is something I havent done in a while and I feel so bad and ashamed. I want with all my heart to be closer to God but it is like something is holding me back. Please if you will please pray for me and my family. I thank you so much. I hope you dont think bad of me. I try my best but I am still a work in progress. May God bless you all!

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Just some thoughts-

My husband and I are going on a fast starting tomorrow-no meats, no sweets; no TV (except religious programming), no video games (boo-hoo for me), and limited Internet (I told my husband I needed to log on for SparkPeople purposes!).

I have wondered, as well, if it is right to pray and ask God to help me lose weight. And at this stage in my life, I feel a little disconnected from Him, as well. This fast could not come at a better time, because I need to reestablish my closeness with my Father.

It says in Hebrews that we do not have a high priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but He was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin (Heb. 4:15). Jesus understands what we go through, even something that seems as simple as losing weight. He knows the struggles that we have to be disciplined in our eating and establishing healthy lifestyles.

What I am praying for in the new year is for God to reveal to me why I overeat, and to take care of that problem first. Many times we eat to fill a void that has nothing to do with eating. I believe that as I pray-and have personal, intimate conversation with God-those voids will be filled with His love. I believe that He will show me what I need to do to continue to honor the temple that He has given me.

And-it is always encouraging to know that He understands what I am going through, and that if He overcame it, so can I because I have HIM on the inside of me!!!! Thank you, Jesus!



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Each and everyone one of us are going through tough times right now, but God is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can. Keep the faith.

This prayer is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive.
There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another.

The prayer:

Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, who are reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your love and power. Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment.

Where there is pain, give them your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through your grace. Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. In Jesus precious name. Amen.





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Angelbeliever I agree with you God is more than able to help us with every challenge we face. I hate to think where I would be without Him today. My husband had a dangerous surgery and died three times during it and yet God was there and He pulled him through. I also have a lot of military people in my family and have in the past so I pray for the military. We owe them so much, thank you for your post it was so uplifting.

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I love talking about God and His Power. He is so good to us. We can not contain God at a fixed point or in a closed system. God is a Verb. Our understanding of Him is always limited. I love knowing God can change us, heal us, and make us whole. Only He can help me with my cravings. I have learned from my mistakes...I have learned for me that I cannot run my own life. I have tried, and I have led myself to places I do not want to be.

I want to thank all of our men and women in the armed forces who are defending and protecting us all over the world. May we realize the importance of freedom, and not be afraid to use that freedom to tell others about Christ. We need to be bold in our faith, and tell others about Christ so they may live.
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I am glad we can talk to God anytime amy where.

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I find I am most comfortable as soon as I lie in bed and there is quiet in my life, finally, after the noise and events of my everyday life. I like the tranquil feeling after I pray and know that HE will take care of everthing in HIS way.

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You can talk to God anywhere and that includes while you are even on the computer, He listens to everything that we say and He know our thoughts too. Even while I am ride my bike He is listen to me and I talk to Him and look at all that He has to show me today and every day.

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Heb. 10:19
Just reading this. Isn't this a great verse? We have boldness to enter into the Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. As we enter that place we can bring to Him everything on our heart.
Abba God, today I come into Your throne room and bring myself and all those on sparkpeople who are in need of Your help. Today we ask that You help us as we work to bring our bodies back to the place You would have us be. Give us strenght to overcome any temptations and give us a greater desire to conform to the image of Your dear Son Jesus. So Be It.

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Psalm 37:39
But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: he is their strength in the time of trouble.

Bob had a terrible dream. Food kept coming at him from every direction. Wherever it touched him, it stuck to him. Before long he couldn't move. He had trouble breathing. He had trouble seeing. He was hot and slimy. He kept trying to reach out for help, but no help came. He was buried under a mountain of food. As he lay awake thinking of the dream, he realized that it wasn't far from the truth. He was buried by a mountain of food become flesh. He did have trouble breathing and moving. It wasn't worth it. Silently, he reached out for help in a meek and humble prayer. God, the Source of salvation, reached back.

Today's thought: God, save me from an appetite seldom satisfied!
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I agree the most effective prayer time is when you are totally relaxed.

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Oh what a super time to pray...I ask the Lord to help me not to slip getting in the shower..say thanks and continue to pray till I get out.... saying thanks again for helping me not to slip and be safe..seems like this time of relaxing is like God washing over me while I am becoming clean..also soothing my aches and pains..love it!

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Cookerlooker, that is a very good time indeed.
Any private time works.
Some people like to pray 'together' but I have never really been able to do that. Somehow I shut down.

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For me I have had some serious "prayer time" in the shower!
I'm assuming I feel led to pray there because I won't be interupted by someone or something, it is quiet and I'm doing a brainless activity!
I have had God really speak to me during that time. I know it sounds weird, but our house is busy so I take what I can get!

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I love the "greeter" story! My Mom sounds just like you and I would have told her the same thing!



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Help4me2...bless your talking abilities...imagine for one second the good you have done with your talking..how wonderful...as for your brothers!!!! What can I say...they never change..thank God for that! They keep us humble!! Hugs
P.S. We were all new once..post all you want..it is a form of "talking"

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I am new here, but when I read your post I just had to comment. I am probably the worlds biggest talker. I talk everywhere I go. If I am in line at Wal-mart I talk to anyone in line or the checker if no one else. I always say something like, don't you think God made a pretty day for us today or have you ever thought about where you would be if God had not keep you. I usually get good responses! Funny story. I work full time but went to WalMart to get a part time job because of a money crunch. Well they did hire me but God spoke to me when I was praying that it was to much for me physically. I am 59. So I called them back and declined the job. Here is the funny part. I was at a family supper and told them all I was going to work at WalMart as a greater part time. Two of my brothers just laughed and said [at the same time I might add] you can't do that. Well why not I said. Because one said you are suppose to greet EVERYONE who comes through the door. I gave him a funny look and the other one said, You can't greet everyone when you give that first person an hour long conversation. See I told you I am a talker.
***I believe God made me this way on purpose***
So I talk to God about everything.

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You are right Gwynne.
We should be able to talk to God because like our earthly father, our Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to have a relationship with Him.

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Donanne, that is exactly how I feel.
I too 'talk' to God all through the day, without really 'praying' in the sense we use it in society.
I just feel close to Him, so I talk to Him

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I feel if you are concerned about your health God will bless you! Our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit and we need to treat it like so!
But, the flesh acts up and it is hard to control ourselves. I think that is why we fall back into the old habits. But, we fall down and need to get back up again and again! God understands that we are sinners. It is our Enemy that tells us that we are doomed to fail!
No one is a failure in God's eyes! If He didn't think that being healthy wasn't important, He never would say it! You are all doing a super job! And being open and honest with yourself and others is a good thing!

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It so nice to know I can come here and talk about my "talking" without people going.."HUH?. My best girlfriend is another "talker", but I haven't met too many people that are. I am so grateful that my 10yr old daughter is a "talker" too. She even fills me in on many of their talks.

Thank You LORD!!

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I agree with you totally,Dancndna, I wouldn't be here the way I am today if it wasn't for the Lord.

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You know my 12 year old grandson asked me what my prayer life was like...I sort of blew him away when I informed him I only 'prayed' once a day..but went on to explain that I 'talk' to God all day long..if I didn't have these conversations my day would be wonky, too..it is a joy to know I can talk..question, ask or give thanks at any time without having to pray..I give thanks for simple things...like getting onto a four lane highway without a lot of trouble..it is the little things that mount up..It brings joy to my life...as for being overweight..I know He is trying to teach me something..right now it is how to deal with pain in my knees...but perhaps this is to spur me on on my journey to becoming more fit! Sure have been eating better since my fall...Hugs

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I know the Lord loves me the way I am, but I also know that He wants the best for me, and being so overweight isn't what's best. Since I have given my life over to Christ, I talk to him all the time. It helps me stay connected, and I always feel so much more peaceful. When I get super busy and don't make time to talk, I actually feel cranky and out of sorts.

I don't think talking is "praying". I pray everyday too. But I know for me, I wouldn't be where I am at today in my relationship with the Lord if I didn't have our daily conversations.

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Vidaebela..first off thanks for your thought provoking topic.. I have to agree with the other gals...I cannot separate God from my weight loss and the rest my life..He is one of the reasons I want to loose weight so that I can honour this temple He gave me. By the way...worrying only gives you gray hair and winkles..never solved a thing..I give every worry up to the Lord..learned this lesson many years ago..He does a much better job of soothing me than anything I can do..God's Blessings on your weight loss journey...Hugs

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i agree with you that i shouldn't divide up my life with God on one side and other things on the other side. God should be in all areas of my life. i guess i feel when i desire to lose weight i am making an idol out of it and i think i sometimes am. of course being healthy is what God wants of me but i also want to look cute in clothes, look pretty, and i feel like vanity sets in and thats when the guilt comes. but you are totally right - i do worry and analyze too much. that is something i need to work on

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Vidaebela,
I think you are being too hard on yourself, you worry too much and you try to analyze too much.

I can not speak for you or for anyone else for that matter, but for me God is an integral part of me and I am an integral part of Him. I don't feel the need (at all) to divide up my time and my energy between time for Him and time for weight loss. I think I can put it best by saying I am totally at peace with Him, with my relationship with Him. So even when I concentrate on weight loss, I do not feel like I fail him.

Think of the saying: "Help yourself, so helps you God ..." Don't expect God to "fix" life for you. He offers you all you need to allow you to fix your life all by yourself. I personally believe that is the first thing He expects from all of us. To use what He offers us in the best possible way with Him in mind.

As for weight loss, start with trying to love and accept yourself exactly as you are, unconditionally.
Let go of what angers you and frustrates you by putting it in His hands. You do realize those are the things that hold you back the most.

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I can. I think if we think that if we are healthier, we will be more Christlike. Maybe that will help you.

Be the best you can be at this very moment and you'll have no regrets.

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has anyone else here struggled in their relationship w/ God in their efforts to lose weight? i guess i have seen 2 kinds of people...people who lean on God to help them in their weight loss and finding strength from Him, and other people (Christians) who completely take God out of the picture and put ALL their focus on losing the weight. i have had a hard time losing weight AND a hard time with my relationship with God because sometimes i feel it would be easier to lose the weight if i JUST focus on the weight loss. but then after a while i feel guilty because i am idolizing being thin/losing weight and not putting God first in my life...and sometimes that sets me off on a binge which makes me feel even further from God. it sometimes feels like an endless cycle. i want to lose weight. i want to be close to God again.
can anyone relate at all?

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