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God showed me who I was

Monday, March 11, 2013

God showed me who I was, and then I was really able to be my best me. It started on July 27, 2012, when I got on the scale and it said 303. I was in pure shock. I'm not going to say it was rock bottom, but it was definitely a wake up call. But instead of relying upon pills and fad diets, I began a three-part process of spiritual, physical and mental transformation. I began to seek God like never before to heal that which was broken in me. I began to exercise with more intensity than I had in the past. I worked with a free health coach provided through my job for 12 weeks. Then I was off on my own starting October 22. However, I then created a support network through my job and through my friends on facebook. My strategy for eating is no dieting and deprivation. Just balance and moderation. There are no "bad" foods. I eat on smaller plates and watch my portion size, but I eat food that I like. The spiritual transformation was also important. I began to decree and declare blessings into my life, including weightloss. I read the Bible often. I also read and share posts from inspirational figures, some of whom are real people in my life. If I had to pick one key to success in terms of the mental transformation, I would say it was truly embracing the concept that I am "worth the work." I am worth it because of who I am in God. I don't go to food when life hits me with curve balls anymore. I go to friends and to God. I also use exercise to relieve the stress and anguish. I'm grateful for all the free resources that are available. We just have to use them. The main reason I love sparkpeople is because it helps me set realistic goals. There was a time in the past when I would drop 5 to 7 pounds in a week through extreme dieting or pills. (And of course gain it back plus some.) However, I purposed in my heart that I would do this au natural this time. No pill, no diets, no gimmicks. And the result is that this is the best sustained weightloss that I've ever experienced in my 14 years of "dieting." It's coming off slow. On any given week, I may lose 0 to 2 lbs. Occasionally, I might even go up for a day or two. But I keep pressing toward the mark, and I see that for me slow and steady is the best way. I have definitely adopted a lifestyle approach, and I am so happy these days. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    You are doing great CShell. I think you found what really works.
    All the best to you and keep on Sparking.
    1785 days ago
  • TBABY_8
    Thank you for posting this blog. I never looked at going to God for my weight loss. I know I've asked him to help, but I don't feel like I was, I guess, being sincere or really wanting his help. I've always felt like. I could do it, but I never did. By you stating this, I realized what I've always known deep down in my heart. He's been waiting on me to sincerely ask him for his help. Thank you for your blog being my "light bulb"! LOL Keep pushing.
    1862 days ago
    Great job and great blog. God is so wonderful even in something like weight loss, He is still able to help us out.
    1863 days ago
    Great job CShell! Slow and steady is the way to go. Keep on going and never give up.
    1864 days ago
    Well said!! My journey is very similar to yours, I also depend on God to help me. He is where all my help comes from. I too am going slowly. but steady and when I don't loose I don't get discouraged. This is a lifetime journey and with God's help and the help of sparks, I'm going to make it! Be blessed and spark on my sister!!
    1864 days ago
    Good for you! That is amazing. I have heard a lot about people incorporating God and prayer into their weightloss journey and I never had done that for myself. Yesterday I began praying for my health and began telling God what i needed.I already feel more capable and empowered.
    1864 days ago
  • MZLADY77
    Take one day at time. Ask God for wisdom...also check the website out called.
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    1864 days ago
    One step at a time and each step will help you reach your goals. Small changes equal big changes in the end. emoticon
    1864 days ago
    This was inspirational. Thank you my sister in Christ and friend for such a blog.

    1864 days ago
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