Wednesday, November 12, 2008

This morning at weight watchers, I had lost four pounds. It was really too much but I haven't learned yet all about the points and food. I had a very easy week as far as the amount of food that I could eat and I did not get hungry. Being at the meeting, holds me much more accountable. This is exactly what I need this time. I will continue faithfully to go to the meetings and do my best eating the right foods. I am still having a problem drinking enough water but I will try to do better with that this week. I was never hungry. I am not able to sleep as much but I never can when I am losing weight. I guess I have used food as a drug for so long that my body is on withdrawal.lol That really is not funny, since I am sure that to some degree that is exactly what is wrong.

The meeting this morning was very encouraging. I even said a few things.lol The leader liken losing weight to playing football. We have coaches, a plan, fumbles,goals, etc. Not in that order and I don' think that was all that she used. She quoted several great coaches such as Paul W. "Bear" Bryant who said, "IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND HAVE DEDICATION AND PRIDE-AND NEVER QUIT--YOU'LL BE A WINNER." This is very shallow thinking as far as I am concerned. I know that without the help of the Lord in this area of my life, I am sure to fail. I have tried it the other way and here I am again.

She did say something that I think will be a help and that was that we should remember a time in our life that we have succeeded at something. Go back and rethink all the reasons why we were able to accomplish our goal at that time. Then use some of those same things or others to help us once again to get to our goal.

"The goal is not the important thing, it is the day to day accomplishing of that goal that is the important thing," she says. We are to set small goals that can be accomplished, then move forward as we meet those goals. It is very difficult to think of losing 250 pounds or more or less but to lose one pound at a time is not so hard.The pounds then add up and make that goal we are trying to reach.

This brings to my mind the verse in Hebrews 12:1b that says, "LET US LAY ASIDE EVEY WEIGHT, AND THE SIN WHICH DOTH SO EASILY BESET US AND LET US RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US." This is not about losing weight but I am using it to help me in this area. We are to lay aside every weight(burden or pressure)and sin (an offence against God,misdeed, fault, transgression of the law of God. We can get rid of our weights and sin in only one way and that is to ask forgiveness of God and do them no more. Go forward with a clean heart. These are things in our life's that sometimes get us way off tract,overeating, eating things that aren't good for us, laziness, gluttony etc.The verse says that these things so easily beset (trouble or harass) us. Is is then that we are to have PATIENCE. There is that word again. It seems to me that God is telling me to be patient. Have patience. A clean heart and patience will help us to run the race to our goal. In this instance it is our weight loss goal. It is there, before us, we have to reach out to obtain it.

I hope that this has been of some use to you, I did learn somethings today but I know that when I have victory it will come from God and he just uses these other things in my life to help me to accomplish what we wants me to do. Have a good and blessed week. connie

2 comments:

Carrie said...

Connie,
I am so proud of you, 4 lbs is wonderful. We had the same lesson about "football" today also. I lost 2.8 lbs for a total of 3.2 lbs.
Proverbs 11:1 "A FALSE balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight."
I know this verse is not about our physical weight but I use it to remind myself that my body is the temple of the Lord and need to treat it as such.
We CAN do this through the Lord's help.
Love & Prayers
Carrie

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Thank you, Carrie, I am so glad that we both went to the meeting and we both lost. I really like your verse. I pray we can both do our best this next week also. Thank you for your encouragement. connie