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.
You can make these 4 little changes to your lifestyle.
Switch to a smaller plate at each meal or snack.
Move your body for 10 minutes everyday.
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.’
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.
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