" Wanting to win is common to all; working to win is the real mark of a champion."
We are always trying to make an excuse why we are overweight.
An excuse is an excuse.
EXCUSE---To make apology for; to try to remove blame from; justify,Something offered as grounds for being excused
I know that there have been many times in my life as I was trying to lose the excess weight and something unexpected came up, like a death, a celebration, a holiday, these were times that I would make excuses to go back to an old way of eating. I know that when I do things the same way then the same things keep happening. I gain weight. I also know that if I want to lose weight then I must do things in a different way .
With God's help, I have been able to lose this week. I am very thankful that no matter what came up that I was able with His help to stick to my plan.
Like the quote at the top of this post, I also know that wishing or wanting does not make a thing happen. I have to do the work to get it accomplished. We all do. If there is something in our lives that we want to accomplish whether it is losing weight or not, we each have to have the goal and do the work necessary to accomplish the fact.
I love the cat jumping on the scales with balloons in his hands(on the right side bar) to make himself weigh less. I have tried in my own way to do this many times. Weigh with my shoes off, wear the lightest weight clothes that I have in my closet, not eat for the day before, none of these things work. They are all just a means of lying to myself. I did not do the work necessary in the last week to show a loss. Now I am having to face the judgement of the scales as they tell me the truth.
My Dad used to say, "if you have trouble sleeping at night, keep getting up early enough in the morning and stay up all day, then when you lay down at night , you will be able to sleep." I know this is true because I have tried it out and it does work. It is the same way with gaining weight. To gain you have to eat more than your body needs to operate. So to lose weight you have to eat less than it needs to operate. Then you will lose weight.
I have been doing something this past week that has helped me a lot. If I feel like I am going to die if I don't get what I want to eat, I try to eat something with less calories. I wanted a piece of pie so much, one night but instead, I settled for an orange. It worked that time.
Another time, I was very hungry , at least that is what my mind was telling me but then I remembered that I had read several times over the last month that sometimes when we feel hungry it is really that our body is wanting water. I have found this to be true many times this week. I was really quiet satisfied after drinking a glass of water.
I hope things have gone very well for each of you this week, whether you have been trying to lose weight or accomplishing another goal in your life.
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power
: for thou hast created ALL things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
NOTHING BEFORE, NOTHING BEHIND,
THE STEPS OF FAITH
FALLING ON THE SEEMING VOID, AND FIND
THE ROCK BENEATH
--john greenleaf whittier