Monday, May 21, 2007
The Big D - Week 2
This past week was a little bit more of a challenge than last. Their were cupcakes, brownies, pizza parties, and a host of other activities that included lots of yummy food. I had a few nibbles but for the most part held strong and didn't cheat to badly.

So, you say, did you lose any weight? Well, yes I did. Drum roll please........weight lost this week.....3 POUNDS!!!! Total for 2 weeks = 5 pounds.

I am very happy.

1 Thessalonians 4:4-5 says "Learn to appreciate and give dignity to your body, not abusing it, as is so common among those who know nothing of God". (The Message)

My middle son and I were discussing this verse because they had been talking in school about intimacy and the boundaries God sets up for us to protect us from many of life's pitfalls. To live within these boundaries will require some adjustments in our mental attitudes. We talked about how teenagers need to understand that a Godly mind-set is important in how they think and act concerning intimacy with their boyfriend of girlfriend.

This got me thinking about how I had been abusing my body by not eating properly and exercising. I was not giving dignity to my body. I was definitely abusing my body by the food I was choosing to put into it most days. I need to change my mental attitudes about food. With God's help I think I have made a good start.

I am praying for all of you in your weight loss journeys also.

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13 Comments:
At 11:14 PM, Blogger Denise said...

Woo Hoo, three pounds gone bye bye!!

 
At 11:37 PM, Blogger A Juggling Mum said...

Congratulations :)

Keep up the good work, you are doing a great job!

Rachel xxx
http://jugglingmum.blogspot.com/

 
At 12:23 AM, Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Julie, great job on loosing 3 lbs. It's so easy to be tempted to eat unhealthy foods, isn't it? I'm glad you're making progress!

Keep up the good work.

 
At 3:41 AM, Blogger Roses Are Red, Violets are Blue said...

OK, you are the person I mentioned in today's blog that probably faced temptation and lost anyway (not the case for me) Way to go!!! :-)

 
At 5:42 AM, Blogger Terrillyn said...

Three lbs and a total of 5! That's great! Don't you get a button to put on your blog when you lose 5?

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Susanne said...

Way to go!!! Thanks for the truly insightful post!! I am going to copy that verse on a card for memory! Have a great week!

 
At 7:48 AM, Blogger Military Mommy said...

WooHoo girlfriend! Way*To*Go. Sis boom bah! :)

We are on the same weight loss track except the numbers are flip flopped. That cracked me up. And don't forget to write and ask for your 5 pound button. :)

I loved the verse and your application. I jotted it down to meditate on it. I so agree. I can see how I have been doing that myself. Thanks for your inspiration.

Hugs.

 
At 7:49 AM, Blogger MonkeyKisses - Liz said...

wow.. congratulations that is awesome!!!!!!

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

AWESOME job! Wow - you still lost with all the tempting foods around? That's fantastic! Keep up the good work! If only I were doing that well!

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger Robin said...

Good job! And you are so right on!

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger His Girl said...

Great job and I really appreciate your tie in with Scripture!

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger Melanie said...

WTG! You're doing great, Julie! Keep it up!

 
At 12:55 PM, Blogger Melanie said...

Great work! You reached your first 5 pound mark! Keep it up!

 

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