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9/28/08 10:59 P

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I can fully understand with not being comfortable with complements about my weight loss as well as I have always hidden behind my fat and wanted to be invisable and ignored and as the weight is comming off I am becomming visable and noticed and handeling the positive complements has been an emotional struggle for me already and I have a long way to go to reach my goal so I know it is something I really need to give over to Jesus if I am going to make it emotionally when i get to my healthy weight and body size and can no longer hide behing my fat......My spark page intro speaks of this.

My name is Teresa.
I live in Oregon


When God seems far away, call on Psalm 139


"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own" 1 Cor. 6:19



Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. Phil 3:19


Prov 23:2
put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.


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9/28/08 12:19 P

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I too am uncomfortable taking compliments too. Trying to get better with this.

Cherly
I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me Philippians 4:13



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9/28/08 11:34 A

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If I get a compliment, I will become very self conscious, and want to disappear. I don't like it when people look me up and down so yeah, it kinda bothers me on that end.

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9/28/08 8:35 A

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Thanks everyone for sharing and caring. I think it has something to do with the realization that people are looking at my body. Perhaps fat is a shield to hide behind. Ida know. It's a multi-layered thing, this fat problem.

Sandy

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People do this every day. It's my turn.


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9/28/08 8:11 A

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Martha, that was beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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9/28/08 7:52 A

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Hi. Just a hint I learned from one of Corrie Ten Boom's books. Take in every compliment as if it were a beautiful rose, thanking the giver. Then, at the end or each day, present the Lord with a beautiful rose, or bunch of roses. After all, it was thru Him that you have achieved anything anyway.

Also, the illustration of 'runners' in the King's battles in the Old Testament taught me a lesson. When a message was given to a runner, he had to be sure and listen well, taking in every detail. Then, when he arrived at the King's palace, he could give the message to the King, in its entirety. Again, it belonged to the king, anyway. Hope that helps.
love and hugs
martha

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I remember your work produced by faith, your love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.


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9/27/08 11:33 P

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I pray that you can see yourself through God's eyes. That you will see yourself as He sees you. I think He sees someone fabulous! You are the child of the Almighty God. The child of the King of Kings! How much better can it get?!!

My God Shall Supply All My Needs!

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Sometimes a winner just finishes!


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9/27/08 11:18 P

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Did anything happen in your childhood to not be able to accept compliments? Sometimes we just don't feel good enough about ourselves to think we deserve the compliment and to look nice. There is a reason why you started eating to gain it back hidden in your mind somewhere.

God loves you and you are made in His image. You are special, beautiful, and unique. Please check out my blog from a few days ago..It's on this subject.

Allow yourself to feel the wonderful person you are, and begin to eat healthy again because your body is the Temple for the Lord. I hope you can turn this around soon before you gain more weight. You are free to accept the compliments because you are wonderfully made by God.

God Bless You. I hoep this helps you some. emoticon

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."



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I had lost about 30 pounds. Then people started noticing. That's when I started eating again. Overeating for fun and entertainment. And here I am. Up almost 12 pounds. Sigh. I can't just gain it all back. I can't let myself. It's hard having to eat different food than my husband does. Eat less. But, it's something i have to do if i'm ever going to get the fat off my body.


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People do this every day. It's my turn.


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