Friday, March 16, 2012
Aches and Pains
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!