Over the past month or more I’ve realized how little control I have over just about anything.
From historical proofs and my own experiences, I’ve decided the Bible is trustworthy and that God is in control.https://www.christianbook.com/page/bibles/translations/kjv?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=bibles&utm_term=king%20james%20compact%20bible&event=PPCSRC&p=1020037
A doctor told a family member they need to lose weight. I’ve gained about 18 pounds over the past year or more which put me right back to where I’ve been for years–a little too high for comfort.
So, I’ve been praying to God for help in choosing healthier foods. Being married, it helps if he’s on the same path as well, but it doesn’t matter. What goes in my mouth is ultimately up to me.
I know how to gain weight. When I eat sweets or a sugary caffeinated beverage early in my day, I crave carbohydrates all the rest of the time until I go to bed. I wake up with the impetus to start over even if I notice I don’t feel so good.
Another way I gain weight is to savor the food I’m eating to such an extent that I continue indulging even though my body is screaming at me, “I’m full! There’s no more room inside! Stop!!”
Then I’m sorry and if it’s late I’m not able to lie down which messes with sleeping.
In high school, a neighbor guy played football and the workouts melted pounds off of him. I struggled with excess weight in high school. I never got overly obese, but I definitely weighed more than many of my female classmates. If it hadn’t been embarrassing I would have given him some tips so he wouldn’t have been too light. 🙂
My dad burnt lots of calories, so mom made dessert for the family every day. My sister liked to bake, so she made cookies at least once a week in addition. We used to have vegetables with our main meal and fruit with lunch, but the sweets weren’t limited.
As an adult, I limited the confectionary foods in our home. My dad felt the kids were deprived because I didn’t buy candy and bake much.
To lose weight, I learned that vegetables without fats of any kind can be eaten guilt-free. My mom joined Weight Watchers and made a cabbage soup I really liked. She could eat it all day if she wanted to and the pounds came off.
In the New Testament, in 1Cor_3:16 , (KJV) it says, “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?”
Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit.
The Bible never says beautiful Queen Esther in the book of Esther in the Old Testament weighed 200 pounds or 130 pounds. Abraham’s wife, noted for her good looks is not described.
In Philippians_4:5 , (KJV): Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
It’s my opinion that God wants uf healthy, not overly thin and not at the highest point on the scales.
He’s more interested in our character and modest clothing.
In Proverbs 31, a wife of value cares about and for others. She is trustworthy and even runs a business. It may sound like she doesn’t get enough sleep because her candle burns at night, but she could get eight hours of rest if she got in bed at 10:30 p.m. and arose at 6:30 a.m.
I’ve read if a person stays up past midnight their metabolism slows down and they retain weight that used to stay off.
If people skip meals, the metabolism slows down and stores fat because the system thinks they’re starving.
Not drinking enough water hurts the body and can cause that person to get confused. Elderly folks need to beware of dehydration.
According to Psalm_139:14 , (KJV): I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
I’m asking God to help me take a little better care of myself. For dinner I chose soup and salad, even in this heat. I let the soup cool down. I felt as if God said no to the food bars with almonds and dark chocolate and honey, and yes to the cherries that weren’t sweet.
So I tucked those tempting morsels out of sight and decided to blog.
Yay to avoiding tasty foods that drain energy, cause cravings and up my weight.
When I eat healthy stuff eventually the sugary treats overwhelm my taste buds and I don’t like the rich flavor. The first word that comes to mind is “Yuck!”
I’m looking forward to God helping me with this. He’s continuing to encourage me in other areas. Thank You, Lord!
May God bless you. Is He helping you with something you’d like to overcome for good?