I am keeping track of my progress here on my blog for my own benefit. It took me two months to lose this past 10 pounds. THM is not a quick fix, extreme weight loss, bandaid diet. I am so thankful for that! The longer it takes me to lose it…the more I feel like I am learning and making life-long eating habits! Would I like to lose speedily? Sure! I think everyone would but, it took lots of time to put on the weight I have so, it will take me time to get it off. I am doing a lot more than losing weight. I am taking steps that are changing my life and how I live. I am making myself healthier physically but, slaying my demons as I go.
I don’t physically feel like 10 pounds looks a lot different on me. My clothes are looser and I’m down to a size 18 which is so neat! It’s been a LONG time! I have a lot more energy. I feel like some are waiting for my failure. I know that’s the truth of the matter. “She’s done this diet gig before and gained it all back… plus some.” I will say that I’ve never stuck with a program for this long. I did weight watchers years ago..over 11 years ago and did very well. It wasn’t a life-long eating program that I could stick with so, VERY quickly I gained it back. I let some emotional hurts and broken promises bring me down. I was a different person then with different dreams and goals. I let music and singing rule my life at that time. When things didn’t go how I wanted, I was selfish, hurt and became so low. I wasn’t letting God’s word show me who I was to be in Him. I wasn’t surrendered to Christ and His purpose for me. A big part of how successful we are in slaying demons and sin has to do with how our walk with the Lord is. I must stay focused on Him and living on my knees in repentance. I realize that many of you checked out just then or think I’m a religious nut. I’ve been called worse.
So, here I am. Praying this resonates with someone’s heart. Are you struggling? Maybe you need some time with God to rest in Him, ask forgiveness and to make a fresh commitment to fight those sins with Him that are plaguing your life? He gives us new mercies each morning and He is faithfully waiting.
I will fight. I will stay on my knees with God and keep focused on the path He has me on.
Here is me at my new weight. I thank my friend, Angel for taking the picture when I wasn’t even paying attention!