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"Best Quote Yet"

Saturday, March 02, 2013

I think it was Editor...yes, I'm sure it was, in one of her Lenten Diet devotionals recently...
She said, "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!" That really stuck out to me! I've been telling myself that every time I feel tempted to cheat. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. Overall, I think it is the best motivation I have ever heard.

Recently, I modified it just a bit (apologies, Friend...) I tell myself, "That doesn't taste nearly as good as you would like to look in a few months... So, which would you rather have? You can only choose one or the other!" And sometimes it works... at other times it doesn't.

I've come to the conclusion that human motivation is just not enough sometimes. It really IS a spiritual battle! The immaterial part of me wants to be free, but the flesh is demanding and weak. The apostle Paul himself struggled with this issue of the flesh. He said, "I keep under my body and bring it into subjection..." Oh, I wish I could say that as well. Until then,
I will make it more a matter of prayer to resist, to exercise, and to gain control of the flesh that keeps my spirit imprisoned. ...and I will keep telling myself, "NOTHING tastes as good as skinny feels (or looks!)" Great idea, Sparkfriend. Thanks for the movtivation once again!

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    Death to the flesh is often a moment by moment crucifixion. Paul said he died daily and I recognize that he was speaking of facing death each day for the cause of Christ, by we also have to die to the flesh or it will rule over us. When Cain was mad at God for not receiving his offering the Lord told him that "sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it." The same is true with our sinful fleshly desires and cravings that want to rule us and cause us to live unhealthily. If we don't rule over it; it will rule over us. Whatever works for you is the key to your success!
    1937 days ago
    My goodness how God improves our every thought, desire and progress! I can barely keep up on some days here on SP. Can you imagine how busy God must be? Father, bless my friend in Christ, Donna, and give her the grace and strength to do what is right and timely in her life. Amen
    1937 days ago
  • CHERIJ16
    That has always helped me too but I first heard it when I joined Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers. Unfortunately I forgot to say that to myself and gained back all the weight I lost on both programs! Now I am definitely ready to change my lifestyle with Spark People and I will keep reminding myself that "nothing tastes as good as thin feels".
    1938 days ago
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