Welcome to Weight Loss Wednesdays. We are a cyber group of sisters who desire to support each other in the journey down the scale as we grow closer to God.
Many of you who are new have emailed asking just how our circle of friends works. It is rather simple.
Just join us every Wednesday for ideas and encouragement (and the sometimes -needed kick in the pants!). Then leave a comment. We want to know both your thoughts on the post (if you have any) and how your week went with eating and all things health-related.
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And , if you haven’t already, don’t forget to join many of us Monday nights at 8:00 pm EST for Lysa TerKeurst’s Made To Crave webcasts over at www.madetocrave.org. They are chock-full of both information and motivation!
Well, since we are beginning over in a sense and have many new gals joining us, let’s begin here:
Why are you here?
Have you tried for years to lose weight and get healthy, to no avail?
Have you lost weight in the past only to turn back to your old ways and regain it all again, and then some?
Are you a yo-yo dieter and SEVERAL times you have gone up and down the scale but can’t seem to make it stick when you are at your lowest weight?
Do you have health conditions that are causing you concern?
To use food in a way God never meant for it to be used? You make it your friend, your comforter, your distraction, your tranquilizer to numb you from emotional pain?
Do you feel left out of life? Can’t play with your young kids, participate in activities with your husband or shop at the regular-sized section of the clothing store?
Do you feel you are a poor witness for Jesus with the signs “lazy”, “glutton” And “undisciplined” on your back?
Why are you here?
I’m here for a combination of a few of those statements. If you’ve not seen my story, you can click on the “Watch Karen” link at the top right in the navigation bar. There is a link for my 700 Club appearance from 2007.
However, I must be honest and tell you I no longer look like my “after” pictures shown there. Now, I don’t look anything like my before picture either. But, over a year ago, I did gain back around a third of the over 100 pounds I’d lost.
Now, I could blame it on many happenings in my life:
My husband got laid off for 9 months and I began to stress and obsess about finances.
Our daughter was a senior in high school whose college plans would now be affected by the lack of money.
I was feeling the weight of a special needs son entering high school.
I was homeschooling, carpooling (my kids go to classes two days a week) and trying to get my next book published, a book several publishers said they’d take on, if only the economy weren’t so bad and I weren’t a “medium-sized author” (meaning not a runaway best-seller but not an unknown either.)
However, none of those issues was really the issue.
The issue was that I made one crucial bad choice– I ran to food instead of to God.
So, now here I am needing to AGAIN lose about 30 pounds to get back to a healthy place.
And I’m thankful—really I am–to have you to join me in the journey.
So today, will you simply leave a comment telling us:
~Why you’re here.
~Your goal (not so much a number on the scale or on the label on your pants, but an attitude of the heart or a place you want to get to in your spiritual life)
~And will you also tell us where you live & how you found out about Weight Loss Wednesdays?
Then, please feel free to hop on often between Wednesdays and encourage each other, pray for each other and even give a quick cry out for help, if needed.
I’ll get each of the comments as a message on my phone and I promise to lift you all up in prayer.
You see, I treasure each one of you and look forward to what God has in store.
Seriously. I do.
Thanks for partnering in the journey.
We are in this together.