This post is actually about weight-loss, which to me translates to obedience. You may have noticed the little weight loss ticker under my picture? Isn’t it cute? I’m honestly mortified to be putting my weight out there for the world to read…at least my little world, but something about putting it “into the light” takes away all the power of denial. I’m blessed to be tall, so I probably don’t look like I weight that much…unless that’s just more of that denial. And thankfully I don’t carry much weight in my face. Maybe it’s because my husband is HUGE, so that makes me feel smaller too. That was intentional by the way, marrying somebody bigger than me! lol
Obedience comes in when I reflect on what I feel like the Lord told me to do years ago. There’s just so many levels to it, but it can wrapped up in one word: Self-Control. That is a fruit of the Spirit after all so why in the world is it so hard? I actually know the answer and while my spirit is willing, my flesh is weak.
I have two main eating triggers-
I can look back over my life and see that some of my greatest binges happened when I was alone, or feeling alone. I was alone a lot and even in a house full of people I still go through periods of feeling alone. It’s sad. I’m working through that.
I’m pretty much tired on a consistent basis. Partly because I’m eating too much and partly because I’m a busy mom, nursing a baby that doesn’t sleep through the night. I’ve been that mom for years.
Anyway, recognizing the triggers has helped me tremendously in discerning when and how to eat. Plus I have this monstrous sweet-tooth…that’s another story.
Mr. Taffy bought us a treadmill. It’s right in the middle of our family room. I’ve been on it twice. I don’t like it. To me exercise feels like a waste of time…but I’m working through that too. I cut out a picture of a lady in the Land’s End catalog, I liked her outfit, I removed her head and replaced it with my head. I taped it on the wall above the treadmill. I don’t honestly think I’ll ever be as skinny as her, but I would love to wear that outfit and have it look cute on me, maybe in a size 10, not a size 4. I also posted the entire book of Ephesians 5. Which is my motivational scripture for spending time on that treadmill. That chapter deals with walking: in love, in the light, in truth, etc. This is also the portion of scripture that talks about redeeming the time, which is what my ultimate goal is!
I know this post is getting long, but I have to share one more thing…Mr.Taffy and I have joined Spark’s People, to track both our nutrition and fitness. It’s a free on-line program that helps you with your weight-loss goals. It’ s a little tedious entering all the recipes that we normally eat in there, but it’s effective. We started last Sunday and Mr. Taffy has already lost 12 pounds, I have lost 6. It’s working! If you want to join and be friends, here’s my homepage: Mrs. Taffy I would love some company on there!
I’ve been experimenting with some of my recipes to tone them down a little and I have two to share with you that I have revamped, they are both delicious and healthy. I will be posting those soon!
Thanks for listening! Mr. Taffy and I will be doing our weigh-ins on Sunday’s so hopefully my weight-loss ticker will reflect some good progress!