Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Don't stop me now...I'm on a roll!
After months of being on a plateau (I think I lost a total of 5 pounds from February through May) I have lost six pounds over the last three weeks! It feels fabulous to be finally making progress. AND I hit that magic 60 pound mark!
It's amazing what you can accomplish when you follow the rules. All this great weight loss started happening again when I quit messing with my program and got back to the basics. Meaning, of course, that I quit trying to make up my own rules to get around the ones I didn't like in Weight Watchers.
Track what you eat. Count your points. Exercise. Drink lots of water. It's not that complicated.
But like so many things in life that are good for me, I got bored with following those rules. I wanted to "mix things up" and try to make my weight loss happen faster. Instead, I ended up getting in my own way and slowing my weight loss down to a crawl. I forgot, for a while, that Weight Watchers has done years and years of research and that THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. I thought, for a while, that I knew better. Hah!
I think I do the same thing with God's rules. Every rule He gives me is for my own benefit. But I think I know better. Or, I just flat out don't want to do things His way...so I don't. Just think about it...what would the world be like if everyone obeyed the Ten Commandments? What if we all just obeyed the FIRST Commandment? You shall have no other Gods before me. Turn off the TV. Throw away the horoscope. Put down the pizza (and the dinner rolls!)
Yes, I believe we would all benefit if we simply followed God's rules for our lives. But, that ain't gonna happen. So the question left for me is, what am I going to do? Whose rules am I going to follow? Am I going to go my own way, or follow the one what knows what He is talking about? Hopefully I'll remember these last six pounds and will choose wisely!