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Sunday, September 03, 2017

Believe in yourself---or find someone who believes in you for you. God has a wonderful plan an purpose for your life--I've known and believed this for years; however, somewhere along the way I lost belief that I had a part in that plan. I knew that I was supposed to be doing something to lose weight, but I was repeatedly trying to do it myself. God didn't want to be involved in those details did He? WRong--he does! He wants to be close to me through everything, and by me keeping my weight loss journey separate from my faith in God--going only to God as a vending machine..telling him what I want, but not bothering to push the buttons to get it...I was getting nowhere fast. It was only after I gave up completely and surrendered my weight loss to God that I've had results. I've lost 45 lbs since the end of April, and am living a much healthier life.

i wish I could stop there and say the weight is continuing to melt off--but...I'm plateaued right now, and honestly getting quite frustrated. I think I've identified the issue, though--I haven't been as focused on my relationship with God these past few weeks as I know that I need to be, and I've allowed other people to give me the credit for the work. THIS IS NOT MY DOING--I'm super grateful to be losing weight, and getting healthier, but it is all God and not me--I'm just following his directives, and need to refocus to do that better. With His help I will.

Let's do this!
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