Weighing In….

Last May I posted a series on weight loss. God used it to prick the hearts of some gals who wanted to begin to take control of their eating and exercise habits before it did them in. Many of you have contacted me wanting to check in with each other on how it is going. So let’s check in….

Have you lost any weight? Stuck to an exercise routine? Passed up the fattening stuff and opted for fruit instead? Memorized any scriptures that have helped you on this journey? Or, have you started and then blown it and want to hop back on the bandwagon again? Or what is your greatest challenge when it comes to this area?

As for me, I have begun to re-quote often to myself a verse I memorized early on. It is First Corinthians 10:13No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”

I needed that last weekend when I was at the Hearts at Home moms’ conference, surrounded by all things chocolate! I need it now that I am home and trying to get caught up and have operated all week without a fridge. (The new one just got up and running last night) Without planning ahead what healthy foods I will eat, I just grab whatever is in sight. And, my biggest downfall, whatever sounds good. I’ve been doing this for over a month now. And I have been letting the temptation to skip working out, even if it is taking a brisk walk for twenty minutes around my subdivision, take over me. Needless to say, I have let nearly 10 of the over 100 pounds I have lost creep back on. Time to get serious!

So, today I find myself in need of a little encouragement. Comments anyone? Let’s spur one another on toward health and fight the fat together!!!



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  • Hi Karen

    Good idea to keep revisiting this topic.

    I commented earlier in the year about how God had spoken to me through reading your devotions and blog about losing weight. I am now pleased to report that I have lost 16 kilos!! I feel more confident and like my body is better able to do the things that I want it to do. I still have a lot more to lose (not halfway there yet) but if I feel good now then I can’t wait to see how much better I will feel when I get to my goal weight!

    This verse was in my quiet time recently and really spoke to me about losing weight and overcoming our ongoing battle with food…

    Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
    And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
    1 Peter 5:8-10

    I love the promise in this verse, to be made strong, firm and steadfast if we can suffer for ‘a little while’.

    Happy weight-loss!