As some of you know, I have been doing the First Place 4 Health diet program thru my Church. We have a weigh in and meeting every Monday night. Last night, again, I stayed the same weight as last week. My weight has been in the same neighborhood (up or down by a pound) for 2 weeks now, and is basically refusing to budge. It is very discouraging. I write down every calorie, I drink lots of water, I exercise generally every night, I do all the right things, and my weight stays the same.
I have to admit that last night, it got the best of me and I broke down and cried at the meeting. Anyone who has ever been on a diet can relate, I just know you can!
Anyway, to get to the point of all of this.. I got up this morning and found the following email from Crosswalk, where you can sign up for daily devotionals, and it seemed appropriate so I am sharing it here.
'These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
When I think of everything the Father has done for me, I feel bad for sulking over my weight.. He has overcome the world! Surely I can overcome extra pounds No?
Here is the devotion part, also awesome!
Sometimes we just get tired of dieting. It takes a lot of energy to diet, and without the foods we love, we're sometimes too weak to fight any longer. Our diets become bigger and bigger burdens. If we're not careful, we can lose sight of the fact that our diet won't last forever. All things come to an end if we will only be patient enough to wait. It helps to remember the temptations of Christ; how He triumphed over them, and then, before long, how they ended. Dieting is not punishment, but discipline. Though it can be a tribulation, losing weight carries with it a special joy.
Today's thought: As the fat fades, so does the tribulation!
So, I resolve to press on and have patience so that I can feel that "special joy!"
Hugs to all of you!