Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weigh Day - 30 pounds!

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is --his good, pleasing and perfect will."
Romans 12:2

Today I was thinking about transformation, and this verse came to mind.  This dieting thing, the new-way-of-living thing, is really about renewing the mind.  It's about making room for new ways of thinking...about myself, about others, about God...and being open to the possibility of being truly transformed by Him.

People are starting to notice my weight loss.  One person even told my husband today that I was an inspiration to her, as she is also trying to lose weight.  It's humbling.  But I'm beginning to realize that as nice as it is for people to notice and compliment me on my weight loss, what I really want is to be conformed to God's will for my life.  I want to lose the unattractive attributes of my personality and replace them with God's attributes:  compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 

I still have a long way to go with my weight loss, and I have a long way to go to becoming the person God wants me to be.  It's amazing to me that He knows all about me and loves me anyway.  He wants me to be transformed...and through His love, I can be!  We all can!


  1. The big 3-0!!! Congratulations! I have missed you so much this week. We are back in Houston--greeted by a wonderful sunset. God is so good. I love you, my new sister!
    Love you
    Your sister

  2. CONGRATULATIONS!! Wonderful news for today. I'm so proud of the changes you are making in your life! You are an inspiration to me as well!

    God's blessings! Jill

  3. Congrats! I know you have made many changes and worked hard for each of those pounds! Be proud of your accomplishment and remember it all started with a decision and a commitment! You can do this!!

  4. That is one of my favorite versus! I'm so happy for you and excited about reading along for the next 30!! Congrats and keep up your hard work!


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