“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”Philippians 3:12-14 NLT
I really like Paul. He knew exactly what he was living for. He stayed kingdom minded and focused on God, and all He had for him on this earth. He acknowledged he wasn’t perfect, but He kept on running his race to reach his heavenly goal.
As I reread this scripture it reminds me to keep going. To not look back on all the failed attempt tries of “eating better “, or beating myself up because I just can’t seem to get a hold of this part of my life. But to keep pushing through one step at a time.
During the end of December and beginning of the new 2016 year I hesitated to get on the scale. It had been a while since I blogged and I hadn’t been eating very well. I started to feel sluggish again and couldn’t seem to quite feel myself. I was feeling so sick I knew I needed to weigh in and see how much I gained and needed a plan. Not only was it affecting my physical body, but also my spirit. I stepped on the scale and 305 appeared on the screen. My heart sank and I began to cry. I had been 315 pounds 4 years ago and told myself I wouldn’t go back. But here I was and there were the numbers. I prayed and asked God to help me. I want to change, I don’t want to allow food to control any part of me. The more I kept seeking God he reminded me of the biggest loser club. So I logged on and I decided to try it. However, I wanted this to be a lifetime commitment and not another roller coaster ride. I also picked up a book called “Made to Crave.” By Lysa Terkuerst. Which is about craving God more than you do food. It has been an incredible tool these past few weeks. It has been 6 weeks and I am proud to say I have stuck to it! I have lost 21 pounds, but besides the weight that is coming off I feel so good! I look forward to exercise everyday so far. I have noticed a tremendous difference at work chasing the kiddos. So yes it’s the beginning again,but no more looking back, just moving forward!
I also started taking vitamins which have helped boost my energy and immune system!
May you have a blessed week and may you never look back, but keep looking up and moving forward!