Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Adventure Continues

Had to go buy another size smaller of jeans yesterday.  I went ahead and got the next size down, too.  Optimism!

Having to keep buying smaller clothes could get expensive.  We will file this thought under "Good Problems".  But it also gives me a little mental consider the major changes that may be coming my way because of the journey I am on.

It's not just getting smaller, or learning to eat healthier and being more active.  Every journey we take in life has the potential to change who we are as we gain new perspectives and experiences.  I started this journey simply because I was disgusted with my size and wanting to lose weight.  Finally.  But as I travel down the path to a thinner body I'm noticing other, unexpected changes along the God drawing me closer to Him.  And realizing I am so blessed to have a community of friends who are willing to walk alongside me (that's you!)  I used to live an isolated, lonely life.  And now it seems, the smaller I get, the larger my world becomes.

Jesus did say you have to lose your life in order to find it.  I don't think He was talking about dieting.  Then again, the more I let go of my old securities (like eating to calm myself down) and turn instead to my Heavenly Father, the more security I find.  Makes me wonder what else I'm hanging onto that I could release into His infinte care.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Cindy,
    Somehow I missed this one. What beautiful thoughts. God has truly increased your life while you are decreasing your size! I think John the Baptist said I must decrease so that He can increase. That's close. I don't have a bible handy. I am so proud of you for what you have done, are doing and will do!

    Your sister


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