I was watching a show this week about losing weight and they asked three very great questions. Bob Greene asked them on Oprah. You can go here to see how you are suppose to answer the questions here. I want to try to answer those questions today.
1. Why are you overweight?
I think that I am mostly overweight because I simply stopped caring. I also think that is stressed related....I get stressed...I eat!
2. Why do you want to lose weight?
I want to lose weight because I want to be healthy. I am tired of feeling yucky and tired all the time. I am beginning to see the result already. I have been off of my acid reflux medication for almost four months now. I use to have terrible heart burn! I am so thrilled that I have not been suffering from that for awhile.
I also want to be lose weight to glorify God. I want all of me to be all of His! I do not want to hold anything back.
3. Why haven't you been successful to date?
Hummmmmmmmm.....I am lazy.....bottom line, that is it! It is so hard for me to develop discipline and consistency when it comes to my eating habits. I have a lot of excuses that don't matter. I have the resources at my finger tips. I just need to do it!
I really think God wants us to ask the hard questions and answer them truthfully. Answers that are more than just I like food, I want to look pretty and I don't know how. God wants to really examine our hearts and get to the root of our addictions.
If our answers are superficial than we will not be successful. We need to be honest right from the start. When we are honest with ourselves then we will find the motivation to press on. I found that I had to deal with the fact that I was obese; because I hated the very word and tried to ignore it for so long. I had to deal with the fact that I was carrying the weight of a child every day. I had to get real with the fact that my weight was the reason I felt physically horrible all the time.
I also had to accept who God made me to be, His creation. I needed to realize that He still loved me even 50lbs overweight. It was my inner beauty that still made me beautiful. Losing weight doesn't make me a beautiful person. It may make my appearance more attractive; but it doesn't make my heart beautiful. I can only truly be beautiful inside and out if I cultivate Christ in my life.
29 “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world,
but you surpass them all!”30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last;
but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.31 Reward her for all she has done.
Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.
Meals for the Week & Exercise
Back to the daily grind of 1,200 calories. We will get there...we will get there. I am getting really good at knowing how many calories I am taking in...and really good at knowing when I go over. My hubby and I will probably be picking up the exercise thing again next week. He wasn't real happy when he weighed himself at the doctor the other day. I may have just got some motivational help thanks to his physical.
Applebee's Rocks! Have you tried their 500 calorie dinners????!!!!! I love them for providing yummy food that I can feel good about eating! Go here and check them out! This my favorite and it really is soooo good, Signature Sirloin with Garlic Herb Shrimp! Doesn't it look good????
Always be truthful with myself and....