Thursday, September 08, 2011

I have started over again AGAIN as my current status indicates but this time something is different. It is almost like I want to hold my breath waiting for the other shoe to drop but I refused to look at it like that. Instead, I choose to believe that prayer has been answered and it is finally my time to lose this weight and get healthy.
There is a place in the Old Testament where Daniel prayed but the answer did not get to him for 21 days because of a spiritual battle going on to prevent it. I choose to believe this is perhaps what has happened with me.
What makes me think things are different this time....I have actually gotten not only interested in but also excited about cooking some healthy low-carb meals. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I DO NOT COOK.
I can cook and if I had a family to cook for I would cook but being single I just usually go for the quick way to eat. And so many of those on SparkPeople know what I mean: it is much easier to stop at Sonic or Mcdonald's or cook a pot pie, etc., etc., than to plan for and cook a meal for one.
Was it luck that I posted something on SparkPeople Facebook page and someone suggested to me a website with recipes. I think not. I have been to dozens of these type websites throughout my years of dieting.
This time something inside me just clicked and my whole attitude about looking at recipes, making a grocery list, doing the necessary prep, and then cooking, changed. I don't even understand it myself. I am surprised by it and it really is hard for me to believe.
The other thing that is different this time is that although I haven't initiated it yet, I have actually been seriously considering getting out and taking a walk instead of sitting on my keester on my days off work. That is just a thought, a consideration, a plan in my mind right now but believe me that is much further than I usually progress with exercise.
It is too soon to tell the outcome of this newest endeavor of mine to lose weight but I am looking forward with excitement to see what the outcome will be. I believe that my prayer to lose my excess weight in a healthy manner has been answered.
I hope to continue to find friends and Spark buddies and I desire the prayers of my fellow Christian SparksPeople.



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  • KJT1985
    Fantastic! I know you can do it!!
    3247 days ago
    I will keep you in my prayers!! I understand what you are saying . . I am feeling the same thing! You can't understand it or explain it, but it's there this overwhelming "desire" . . don't know if that is the correct word . . "peace" that you are going to make it this time!!!

    Lord, reach down and touch, give the strength that is needed. I thank you for your touch and the strength you are giving! Thank you in the precious name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior! Amen.

    God's blessings,
    3250 days ago
  • TEALADY0531
    Praying for you, Beautiful Lady!! emoticon I believe God is giving you insight and leading you along, one step at a time. emoticon I know that "click", it's happening to me right now with TOPS and Sparks together. As long as I don't try to rush ahead of God, trying to change Everything At Once in my own power....

    Keep that bright smile going! emoticon

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    3250 days ago
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    Praying for you!
    3251 days ago
  • JENNY712
    emoticon You have a strong faith and with God help nothing good is impossible. emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Philippians 1: 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. K.J.V. in public domain
    3251 days ago
    Oh what a wonderful blog. I know first hand at what you are saying, as I came to that same conclusion. And I'm still holding myself accountable for the things I do. I will have you in my prayers as I know that satin has heard you speak healthy into your life and he will pull all old habit out to trip you up. I believe you will stand strong, because you sound like it in your blog, So do what you have to do. You can do this I believe in you.

    3252 days ago
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