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Rescue Me

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Do you ever feel this way? A voice deep inside crying out "Rescue me. Please, will someone rescue me?"

If only someone would take me by the hand and lead me through each day. Oh yes, while I'm at it, how about preparing my food and setting down in front of me what I am to eat at each meal. Then, dress me in the cutest workout clothes, take me to a fancy spa to workout with Bob and Jillian and end it all with a massage and mud bath. Also, I want to be guaranteed the perfect body and all my troubles will go away.

Well, guess what. Life doesn't work that way, Carol. There is no one. Not a magic pill, a self-help book, a support group, a tv show, .......nothing, no one person outside yourself that will give you the perfect body, that will give you instant results.

This isn't a game anymore. Through the years, you could mess around with the ups and downs of overeating and manage to bounce back. The body just doesn't 'bounce back' like it used to. The scale highs keep getting higher. The lows of guilt and now medical consequences are lower. This is serious. This is for real.

That tiny voice you hear whispering 'Rescue me' is your own voice and YOU are the only one who can quiet it. YOU are the only one who can do the rescuing.

It is time to ask yourself some soul-searching questions. What do you want for yourself? You are truly 'at choice.' You can choose to continue to stuff your face and ignore hunger, eating for every reason, but hunger.

You are the one making decisions each day that influence the quality of the rest of your life. You have all the power. That is good news, not something to fear. YOU can rescue yourself. This moment, this day. You must show love, compassion, understanding, and patience to yourself for the process is not instant, but the end results are worthwhile.

Will someone rescue me? Yes. I am here. I am commited to be the best I can be. I am in control of my own destiny. I can handle it. God has given me the tools, the support, even the knowledge. It is time to listen to that voice inside and show the self-love that is needed to go forward.

I am stepping into a new month, a new opportunity, with a new attitude. I am no longer the victim looking for a magic pill. I am in control. I love myself enough to truly take care of this beautiful body that God gave me.

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  • CANDY-
    I'm looking forward to all June has to give.

    3279 days ago
    Carol, this is a blog that probably says what most of us could be screaming out !!!! It is so awesome that you had the courage to face it head one !!! I know you are going to make it !!!
    You are such an inspiration to us all...I just might move Oklahoma closer to West Virginia because I sure would like to hang out with you and that way we could help "Rescue" each other, but as I think about that one, we would probably be in trouble !!!LOL

    I think we better stick with recognizing the fact that the Lord is going to give us the power, and the knowledge and the desire to rescue ourselves, and to get ourselves back in shape with a healthier then we can truly give the honor and the glory to the Lord !!!!

    Thanks for the beautiful blog..

    Hugs and Prayers,
    3280 days ago
    AMEN. Now if we would all just quite and be still to HEAR that voice. That is our voice/ God's voice calling to us - through us. But we don't always hear. The things of this world drown it out. The food that we stuff, the vises... the drugs, the drinks, the clothes that we use to take away the hurts. But if we would just be still and listen. God hears and trys to tell us. And yes he equips us with the tools. Our friends, our knowledge of things that we can do. There is no temptation that Christ hasn't endured, that he hasn't given us an escape!
    So yeah for you. Rescue! Amen
    3280 days ago
    WOW! Didn't you wake up with a new revelation & great gusto to go with it!!! It looks like June '09 is your turn around time Girl! I look forward to following your journey & hoping your attitude is contageous!!
    emoticon way to start my day - Thank You!
    3280 days ago
    Well said!

    3280 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I just love this message and your attitude.You have lifted me up with this blog.I have been struggling and feeling a little down and this was just what I needed to hear.I am in this with you.As you said a new month so time to start anew.God has the plan but we have to actually perform the actions to make His plans for us to come to pass.I am grabbing some dancing shoes and dancing my way to health with you my friend.
    Be Blessed,Stephanie
    3280 days ago
    Carol I love your blog! We would all love to be rescued but we are the only one that can do it for ourselves.

    We just have to quit being spoiled little brats getting what we want when we want it and thinking it will not hurt - oh just a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

    I'll commit to June with you!
    3280 days ago
    Go CArol!!!

    You can do this---you can be the healthiest that you have ever been.. Let's get there....!!! emoticon

    3280 days ago
    Very nice.
    3280 days ago
    Good on you Carol, we are all going down that path and realising the same thing.
    Love Kerrie emoticon emoticon
    3280 days ago
    Well said! I love it.

    3280 days ago
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