Lenten Journey - Day 6
Back to Body
Today I wanted to again reflect on my journey with weight loss and health. I recently tried the Always Hungry diet. I learned it is not for me. It caused too many stomach problems. The higher concentration of fat help keep me full - but my bad habits still caused me to eat the stuff I wasn't suppose to even though I was not hungry.
I did better on the Daniel Plan, which I plan to dig the book out again for some of the recipes. I have decided that I really need to start the Bev Plan. I know all the info - I have done Weight Watchers, Daniel Plan and a few others.
I have lost and gained weight so much that i probably have created 3 other people. But still I never get it right. I have been trying to go inward and think about it but it has been bringing me down. So I had a epiphany this morning and i think I need to go more outward to God. I can't do it alone and there are so many factors. Some of it is money, some of it is the fact that I am cooking for the family so I am striving for healthy meals. Some of it that I crave dessert after a meal because everyone in the family is eating tastykakes. So I need to battle all of it and balance it.
I get so upset I guess, when i look at articles of people showing there weight loss - I am not jealous, I get depressed. I think why can't I do it - what factor am I missing. So I turned to God this morning and prayed on the way into work.
Do I have answers - no - but it is a start.
Scriptures for Weight Loss
1 Corinthians 10:31 “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
Galatians 5:16 “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” (and yes, you can lust after food)
Corinthians 9:27 “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest when I have preached to others I myself should become disqualified.”
Proverbs 12:1 “Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid”
I lack Discipline
I just realized that - maybe that is where I need to go - dive into discipline scriptures - I don't I have any discipline. So I need to turn to the scriptures that offer me insight into discipline - Now mind you I am doing this right now - because it dawned on me this is the area I need to go to.
But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; 1Timothy 4:7 OMG - I love that one. I HAVE given into a TON of these stories from the world - even the stories about weight loss that make me feel lesser than I am. I need to associate discipline with godliness - a trait that God has given me and I just need to exercise it, Easier to give into temptation than resisting that devil called chocolate.
1 Corinthians 9: 24-27 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. HA - I have been running the race but not keeping an eye on the prize. I don't run to win - I don't even want to compete most of the time, I guess I have been defeated so many times I have been listening the lies in my head. Whoa - time to shake them off - and start running the race for victory!!!
For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 - OKAY - watch me now - I am fired up - If God has given me the power I am going to use it.
And everyone roared - AMEN