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I choose to Believe

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I have been really busy with the start of another school year and a wedding to pull off...both things have come and gone and both were smooth sailing!
Now my attention turns once again to my health, my weight...Me. Everywhere you turn, there is another promise of X number of pounds that could be lost if you just bought this product. I see people in my life who have had the gastric bypass surgery, lap bands, etc...None of the afore mentioned items are choices for me. I just want to be healthy and possibly lose a few pounds in the process.
So like so many times before, I began calculating and searching for the answer that seems to always allude me.
Yesterday, my morning bible reading started off like this: "The reason most of our systems (I took that mean diet systems) aren't working is because they are BIG on systems and small on belief." OK then, I know I need to rely on God for this issue in my life. I have read Thin Within and attempted to eat less and pray more. I read Made to I write all this, I am reminded of something in the Thin Within goes something like this: How many self help books can you read? How many do you think God wants you to read? I can read about changing all I like, no change will come unless I am ready to pick up my cross, PRAY and change with the grace of God. I know all that, yet I am not releasing pounds. NO matter what I do or what I eat or what I don't eat, change does not seem to come in the form of a smaller me.
Another thought hits me: I am 50 going through menopause. My body is changing. Time. Maybe time is what I need. I don't know it has been 19 years since I was at my goal weight. Time doesn't seem like the answer either. I throw up my hands. I give.
Today my bible reading started out like this:
Making Healthy Choices. Now God has my attention! two days in a row...there is no mistaking He is talking directly to me!
"Look at your dinner plate, and ask if what you are about to eat is mostly what God created for you? Don't view eating as a secular event that has nothing to do with your relationship with God. Don't forget that God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and told them what they could eat. If eating had nothing to do with their walk with Him, He probably would not have mentioned food." (New Day, New You by Joyce Meyer)
So, now what I am going to do to? I am going to throw my hands up in prayer. I am going to dedicate my exercise sessions to Him. I am going to critically rate the food on my plate. I am going to start each meal with God. I am going to let Him guide me and I am going to lay my worries on the throne and leave them there. I am going to BELIEVE.
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  • no profile photo CD5002230
    I love this!!

    Only God can and it is my purpose to let Him!!!

    He is changing me!!!!

    What a revelation you shared!
    3072 days ago
    Your path sounds a lot (a WHOLE lot) like mine. I too read Thin Within, and several other diet programs and books for Believers.

    So why am I 49 and morbidly obese, when I wanted to be Fit by Fifty?

    I've made alot of progress with SP, have cleaned up the food and don't eat processed. So mostly for me, it is because I don't exercise, when I do exercise I don't exercise enough, and when I do exercise it's not a routine that I put FIRST in my day.

    I think I need to make a vow to God to put exercise first in my day. If I don't, I don't think it's going to get done.

    I am going to try FlyLady's routines again, because a routine that includes exercise is what I need. I am pretty scared of making a vow to God.
    3239 days ago
    Thank you. Beautiful blog.
    3247 days ago
    Really like the part about God telling Adam and Eve what to eat. Never really thought about that before.
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    3249 days ago
  • CHRYS13
    Amen and Amen!
    Thank-you so very much for this powerful blog!!!!
    Blessings to you!
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