Over the past 20 years, I’ve done my share of weight loss programs: Weight Watchers (a few times), Trim for Life, LA Weight Loss, Atkins, South Beach, The Zone, Diabetic Pregnancy Diet, and the Christian options of Weigh Down and First Place. I’ve discovered that they all work!
Go figure, implementing and following a healthy eating plan works! I can lose pounds, I know how. However, I have never reached my goal weight. I’ve either reached a weight I am happy with or gotten pregnant. Soon after, I revert back to my habits and then fall into my pit being held tightly by my stronghold. Food draws me. In the end up in the same place – pit dwelling.
I am praying for wisdom to address my issues of the heart on this journey. I want freedom. I want to live in my Promiseland. With Jesus’ intervention and power I want to stop the cycle.
One might wonder, what program is darci on to lose weight? I have asked myself this same question many times, thinking “I just need a program!” Programs are great for weight loss, accountability, and education.
Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
I purpose this journey to be different than the past. I must not do the same thing and expect different results. Since beginning this journey to wellness, I’ve asked the Lord for insight into my habits and insanities. I felt His strong leading to not do a program, but “do Jesus”. At this point, these are my directions….
1) Fill myself up spiritually by spending time in God’s word and praying.
2) Collect scriptures to battle. Write them on index cards and carry them with me. Speak them outloud as I battle my issues.
3) One meal at a time, make healthy choices. Implement the nutrition education I have from my many programs and the education as a Physician Assistant. Eat minimal simple carbohydrates. I can use my online food journal and calorie counter to help keep me on track.
4) Be active daily.
God has a different plan for each of us on our journeys. May we continue to seek His best plans for us.
What directions has HE given you?