Friday, March 16, 2012

Aches and Pains

The hunger issue is improving with the "Simply Filling" plan.  I don't think I'm eating too much, but am still a little nervous.

My friends at Weight Watchers and I were realizing the other day that we are struggling with similar things right now.  We've all been on the program 8-9 months now.  And while we've all experienced varying degrees of success, many of us are finding our resolve weakening a bit at this point.

I frankly found this to be encouraging.  It means that it's normal to feel a little shaky from time to time.  Hopefully, we'll get through it.  I keep reminding myself this is a lifestyle change and not a diet.  If I want to stay on the healthy road, I can never go back to the way I used to eat. 

That Bible verse keeps echoing in my mind:  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17)  In so many ways, I am new.  But there are some old resistant pockets that aren't so willing to GO.  This is where the trust comes in.  I musn't be impatient.  I musn't expect perfection.  I still need to take one day at a time, and be open to what He wants to teach me today.  It's not a matter of "hanging on" until I reach my goal weight.  It's about being gentle with myself as I learn how to live this new life. 

Maybe my true goal is to become that new person.  Losing weight will just be a by-product of that achievement!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Cindy,

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts like this. They are so helpful to me, and I'm sure to everyone who is reading. "Some old resistant pockets" that and WILL steal it for an upcoming lesson!

    It helps me to sing the Phil 4:13 song....

    "I can do all things
    through Christ who gives me strength.
    I don't have to be strong enough,
    strong enough"

    Then I repeat until I believe it! Because we are not strong enough to become the people He created us to be. I used to think "Let go and Let God" was a corny expression, but now it seems profoundly true. It's not until we give up that He can work in us and through us.

    I see Him working in you and through you. Your life and the choices you are making are a testimony to many.

    Thank you for being my inspiration, my spiritual mentor and my friend. :)

    Love you,
    Your sister


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