**Please take a moment to check out Audria’s posts over at The Well. She is reading the book, Made to Crave, as I go through the video series.**
This is a hard pill to swallow. I say in my About page that “Life is hard. Let’s be honest.” So I’m going to be honest.
Since I lost my 40 pounds 2 years ago, I have slowly gained and gained, and now I am at my heaviest since I lost it all. I haven’t gained it all back, but if I don’t do something drastic, then I will.
I lost almost 10 pounds two months ago, and it all came back.
I’m tired of the yo-yo.
I’m tired of feeling guilty when I binge eat.
I want peace.
“Let us make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food.” ~Romans 14:19-20a
I’m tired of hating how I look. I’m tired of having clothes that don’t fit correctly. I’m tired of feeling like a second class person because I can’t dress “in style.”
I want peace of mind.
“Jesus said to them, ‘My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work…lift up your eyes and look on the fields,…they are white for harvest.'” ~ John 4:34-35
I want to look past the physical needs of myself and focus on the harvest that needs to be brought in. How can I be used of God if I can’t keep my hand off the ice cream spoon?
“You’re being too hard on yourself!” you might say.
Am I though?
“But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is SIN.” ~ Romans 14:23
Sin isn’t something to mess with. It’s something to get rid of and run from.
My goals this week:
1. To write down the food I eat and hopefully get back into the habit of tracking.
2. To focus on 1-2 other people whom I can encourage. I want to encourage by word, but I also want to encourage by example. I want to make better choices for others, which includes my kids.
Maybe I’ll lose a little bit of weight in the process.