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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Weight Loss Thursday

Well it's another week. I have felt really good about this week. We met with friends this week and talked about some different issues we are all having with weight and addictions. It seems like alot of people struggle with sugar addictions. With couponing it's really hard to resist a good candy deal. This week theres free jelly beans, marked down valentine candy, and the coming Easter deals. I went shopping the other day and bought some marked down wonka chocolate bars for my kids. We are reading Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. I didn't even buy an extra one for myself!

 Monday I was going to start over with my EA active workout because I had such a long time between my last work out and now I couldn't catch up on my missed ones. Then I got a phone call that I had to leave for the morning. Then by the time I came home it was lunch. Then my new cell phone came and I had to go through and set that up. Then it was time to start making dinner. Then I had something to do that night I couldn't do my work out later either. But the next day I started and felt fine about it. It was a great work out and I realized the next day I still got my rest day.

See on the EA active you work out Mon and Tue. Rest Wed. Work out Thurs and Fri. Rest Sat and Sun. So I thought if I didn't work out Monday my schedule would be all messed up and I would have to make up on Wed. Normally I would have said forget it, I'll start over next Monday. But Wed I turned it on to make up my work out I missed Monday and its a rest day! Point is, don't ever say whelp messed up for this week. Just forget the rest of the week. I'll start next week. If you mess up. That's okay. Get back into it right away.

You eat some cookies because you couldn't resist the temptation. Don't say well, forget the rest of the week I screwed up already anyway. Instead say, you know what I'm not perfect and I need God's help even more to deal with this temptation. Pray about it! Get right back into it NOW.

I say all the time well I will start that work out on Monday..or I'll start eating that way on Monday. Lets live it up for the last time this weekend. Whiteys, out to eat, no work outs. Then Monday comes and goes and the next weekend comes and we say it all over again. START NOW NOT TOMORROW.

These verses came up when we met with some friends this week and they are just perfect for this:

‎1 Corinthians 6:12-13 You say, "I am allowed to do anything"-but not everything is good for you. And even though "I am allowed to do anything,"I must not become a slave to anything. You say,"Food was made for the stomach, and the stomach for food,"(This is true, though someday God will do away with both of them.)

Ugh! How perfect is this?!

1 Corinthians 10:23 You say,"I am allowed to do anything"-but not everything is good for you. You say, "I am allowed to do anything"-but not everything is beneficial.

We should be eating food for what it was meant for right. Food was meant to make our bodies function. Yes, God wants us to enjoy it also but when we become a slave (or feel drawn) to it, it becomes a sinful thing.

The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. I Samuel 16:7

Oh man. This verse is convicting if you're worried about looking fat. God sees our 'fatness or ugliness' on the inside. He sees our hearts. He doesn't care what we look like on the outside.

Its not about giving up sugar either. Its about doing what God is leading you to do right now. Its about not being a slave to something like sugar. If you feel God is having you give up sugar or carbs for now then go for it. But its about drawing closer to God ,not being a slave to something and feeling free.

Let me know your feelings! Share anything you feel led to! If you don't agree with me let me know how you feel. (:

1 comment:

scott family said...

Amen! Thanks for the boost! Needed it today...must be why it posted today! I am exercising NOW and not waiting til tomorrow! :)