November 28, 2017

Prayer for the day:

Dear God, Thank you for the gift of a new day.  Remind me continually that you are all I need.  May my actions, words, thoughts, and deeds reflect that today. May I not dwell on negative thoughts or things that have happened in the past.  May those things, which I may have perceived incorrectly, not influence my life right here, right now.

Lord, thank you for loving me just as I am.  Thank you for being with me and transforming me.  Thank you that I finally believe that change is not only possible, but something you want for me because you love me.  And you give me everything I need to make it happen.

Today, I rebuke the evil spirit of gluttony, of self medicating with food, and of self indulgence.  Today I will embrace you and indulge in your great love for me.

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen.  

*******************************************************************

On Wednesday it will be nineteen weeks since I joined Weight Watchers.  I have lost 28.2 pounds.  I feel infinitely better about me, about life, about the future, and even about other people.

Weight Watchers works for me because it’s not a gimmick.  I do the work. I make the changes.  WW is how I hold myself accountable and it is my support group.

This is my first blog post.  In the days and weeks to come I want to share my journey with whoever finds their way here and decides to read what I have written.  There’s probably nothing profound here:  just honesty, self-evaluation, and maybe some bit of advice that someone will find helpful in their own journey.

For now I will say this:  I will be fifty-four years old this coming Monday.  I have lost a significant amount of weight three other times in my life, about once a decade.  I have always gained it back.

I have been afraid to try again for many years because I fear failure.  I mean seriously, why bother if I am just going to put it all back on?

But part of me seems to be that I am not a quitter.  I have also been quite miserable about how I feel physically, and how that affects me mentally and emotionally.  And that’s really sad because the rest of my life is so very good.  I have great friends, I love my job, and even my family has grown closer and stronger after many years of extreme dysfunction and chaos.  For the first time ever, I don’t have to worry about every single penny that I spend.

When I joined WW at the end of June, I went into it determined to not only change my body, but also to change my mindset.

That meant giving up the old cassette tape of lies that I have always let run through my mind.

That meant being honest about who I am and how I eat.

That meant that as a Christian, I needed to invite God along on this journey.

And it means living into who I was created to be by my Creator God.

I want to be the best version of me that I can be.

That’s what this blog is all about.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s