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Have you ever struggled with body image and self-acceptance?
I know I have and I am sure I am not the only one who has struggled with that issue.

Whatever our story is there is always hope. I believe It is possible to live a healthy lifestyle with Jesus as our focus rather than the pressures of physical appearance driving our desire to get fit.
We need to have a mindset where being healthy is not all about looking a certain way.

Give Your Journey To Jesus DAILY

Chances are this will not be an overnight fix. It’s extremely difficult to switch our mindset away from the physical appearance aspect of health and fitness and towards a God focused approach to a healthy lifestyle.

We are human and humans very easily fall back into focusing on “me” rather than “Him”.
Pray about it in the morning, pray about it throughout your day, pray about it often. When you feel negative thoughts about your appearance sneak into your mind, give them to Him and remember WHO God created you to be! His purpose for your life goes FAR BEYOND what you look like, I can promise you that!


Give Your Journey To Him DAILY
Everything we talked about above in tip #1 is much easier said than done. Chances are this will not be an overnight fix. It’s extremely difficult to switch our mindset away from the physical appearance aspect of health and fitness and towards a God focused approach to a healthy lifestyle.

We are human and humans very easily fall back into focusing on “me” rather than “Him”.

Pray about it in the morning, pray about it throughout your day, pray about it often. When you feel negative thoughts about your appearance sneak into your mind, give them to Him and remember WHO God created you to be! His purpose for your life goes FAR BEYOND what you look like, I can promise you that!

Read What God Has To Say About Who You Are In Him
I encourage you to look to the Bible and see what God has to say about who He created you to be and what His purpose is for you.

As the Bible says, being physically fit and healthy has some value, but living a Godly life has value both now and eternally.
Here are some Bible verses I encourage you to read to dig deeper when it comes to God’s will for your life and who He created you to be:

Psalm 139:14 (NLT) " Thank you for make me so wonderfully complex. You workmanship is marvelous - how well I know it."

1 Peter 3:3-4 (NLT) " Don't be concerned about the outwardd beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. "

Romans 12:2 (NLT) " Don't copy the behavior of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you , which is good and pleasing and perfect."

Proverbs 31:30 (NLT) " Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT) " Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God ? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.


Matthew 19:26 (NLT) " Jesus looked at them intently and said, " Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible."



Member Since: 5/8/2015

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My Goals:
Weigh in with Jesus every day !
Plan my meals
Track my calories
Take one day at a time , don't look back and keep my eyes on Jesus


My Program:
Intermittent Fasting and counting calories



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I am a returning member of Spark People. I had lots of things happen and I just had to sort things out. My husband passed away in 2011, then my daughter passed away one year later . Sometimes we just have hurdles to jump over, and then when things cleared up a bit, I have realized how much I really did like being a part of Spark People, so now I have returned. Looking forward to making new friends and maybe re-connecting with some of the ones I had before.
I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and it has affected my breathing to the point that I am in a power chair because of being in respiratory failure and my oxygen dropping low when I exert myself, even walking a short way can create major problems. I have to use a non invasive ventilator most of the time., so my exercising is just not going to be something I can do ..I plan to stay very close to my calorie llimit, so I realized my weight loss will be slower, however with Jesus by my side, I know I can lose this extra weight.


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  • v SHMOOKITTY
    Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.
    Philippians 4:11-12 (NLT)

    Have a blessed weekend.

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    6 days ago
  • v SHMOOKITTY
    But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love.
    Jude 20-21 (NLT)

    Have a blessed weekend.

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    13 days ago
  • v SHMOOKITTY
    Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.
    2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NLT)

    Have a blessed weekend.

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    20 days ago
  • v NITARA84
    May the Lord continue to bless you on your journey and see it to fruition.
    22 days ago
  • v SHMOOKITTY
    The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
    Psalm 37:23

    Have a blessed Sunday.

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    25 days ago
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