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The Prodigal Daughter

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I've been away for a long time. I'm the Prodigal Daughter who has been out in the world, eating my way through it.
But I realized that I needed to come home, and I'm back.
And Father God has welcomed me back splendidly.

I got into a class at Church called Made To Crave (based off the book by Lysa TerKuerst). I can't believe that I've been losing weight pretty much my entire life, and it took this long to finally realize that I should involve God in my mission to go smaller!
I AM now doing this through God, with His help, and for his glory. My mission isn't so much to become slender (although I do hope that will happen) -- it's to become the woman that God designed me to be. Inside and out.

I am not bragging when I say this, because it is all God's doing --- certainly not mine: I can't believe how ridiculously easy it has been to refrain from eating foods I have determined are not healthy for me; and to be completely satisfied with the foods (and amounts) that I have been eating. And yes, I'm losing weight at a very pleasing pace.
God has given me patience and a calmness that I have never felt before when on a weight loss mission.

I have a long way to go. I still have 88 lbs. to lose. It's a 'normal size' goal: 160 lbs. I have a very large frame, and at that weight I will be a size 10-12 (the smallest I have ever been).

I'm so pleased to be losing weight, but even more pleased to feel this calm inside me. I am leaving this in God's hands. I am so content to spend my time seeking God and his presence in my life. I am so blessed to have excellent Christian music available to me for workouts. I am so grateful for this age of electronics and technology so that I have tools and online friends that I would never have otherwise.

WHY didn't it ever occur to me before to go to God with this?
Well, I did this time, and I truly believe it will be the last time I ever have to lose weight.


Photo taken Oct 2013 @ 235 lbs.
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  • MCJULIEO
    I hope you come back to Spark so that we can encourage each other here.....
    1237 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14336596
    There is nothing better than recognizing reality and it seems to me that this is what you've done.

    I had the same experience with my weight and the same recognition that I had put God in a little box in the corner of my life and essentially said, "I'll take it from here!" Where did it take me? All the way up the scale to 280 pounds, now thankfully 20 of them given back.

    God does for me what I cannot do for myself if I only trust in His love and mercy and seek His will for me (which, by the way, is NOT to be fat and unhappy, selfish and isolated in my addiction to food).

    It's simple, but not easy!

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    2341 days ago
  • SUSANNAH31
    It's good to hear that you are back on the path, and finding strength and peace.
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  • ASOBFALLS
    Good insight....glad you are on the path to Good Health again! emoticon
    2372 days ago
  • MESEATURTLE
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  • MT-MOONCHASER
    Welcome back to Spark!! emoticon

    I am glad to see that you have been making progress and have found your path to better health.

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    2372 days ago
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