Don’t quit again. You can do it!

I’ll never win this battle with food!

I hate what the bathroom scale reads!

I’ve failed so many times before; it seems silly to try again.

STOP THE LIES, MY FRIEND!

You can get healthy and lose some weight! Little lifestyle changes work!

Don’t give up!

Every little step makes a difference!

You can do this!

Here’s a little of my journey up the Mountain of Health and Well Being. I know your struggles my friend because they’re mine too.

I’m five feet tall with a petite frame and I gain weight easily. I’ve tried lots of diets and programs. I remember the low carbohydrate diet. I lost weight on it, but I craved bread all the time. I thought about the smell of toast in the morning and that first delicious bite of warm crunchy yumminess. One morning I couldn’t resist the temptation and that diet was over. I slowly went back to my old habits and the weight came back.

Then I had children and my body changed in so many ways. During those early child-rearing days I struggled with finding balance between caring for everyone and finding time to take care of me. Everyone else’s needs always came first.

From Weight Watchers I learned the importance of portion size. No wonder I couldn’t lose weight. I was eating way too much food for a petite lady!

I came to realize that I have a close relationship with food. I eat when I’m stressed and sad, to reward myself and to celebrate with others.

(can you relate?)

Authors Lysa TerKeurst and Danna Demetre both impacted my health and faith journey. I learned that I had and have many negative thoughts and how these negative thoughts impacted me. As a follower of Jesus Christ, I realized that He cared about my health. I went to Jesus with my struggles. His love and power made a big difference.

Eventually I lost 20% of my body weight, and I have kept it off for five years! I share my story with you today my friend so that you will be encouraged. If I can do it then so can you!

Little lifestyle changes are what this is about, girlfriend.

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You can make these 4 little changes to your lifestyle.

  1. Switch to a smaller plate at each meal or snack.

  2. Move your body for 10 minutes everyday.

  3. Repeat this healthy self-talk statement. ‘I am a beautiful beloved daughter of the King. I am making small changes to be healthy. Taking care of me is important.’

  4. Pray and ask Jesus for help. Memorize a verse from the Bible. Here’s a really good one!

    “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up”. Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation

    Don’t get tired of making these small changes.

    You will see results don’t get discouraged!

    TODAY’S little STEP: Keep taking little steps.  These little steps make a difference.

    Remember every mountain is climbed one step at a time!  Check out my older posts for more information, or post a comment.  I’d love to encourage you on your journey.

    If you have found this helpful please share it with your friends.

     

 

 

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