Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I have great news to report, once again! I am down five more pounds! God is great for helping me through this!

I must tell you that I am re-learning just how wonderful God made the human body. Moreover, that he created our bodies to be at their appropriate weight. I am simply following my hunger and fullness feelings and am losing weight. I also believe that since my body wants to get rid of this excess weight, it is coming off quite rapidly…thus far, anyway.

This is not to say that I haven’t desired to eat more – heck no! I have had plenty of moments when I WANTED something, but was not hungry for it. Gwen refers to this feeling as “desire eating,” and aptly named. There are times when I desire chocolate or chips, but my body is not hungry for it. The most practical thing I have done is walk away from the kitchen or food when I have felt this urge. However, there have been times that even though I am out of the room, I still want it. At that point, I send up a prayer that God will help by distracting me or taking my mind off the chocolate so that I can quit obsessing over something I do not need. And thus far, people – it’s working! God is faithful when we are obedient!

I am still fixated on this passage – it is what has been keeping me going!

1 Peter 5:8-9
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.



  1. Congrats on your weight loss !
    Thank you for sharing this verse, blessings to you dear friend.

  2. Good for you! My hubby and I walked for the first time tonight. Now I feel like I deserve a candy bar, but I don't think that is effective weight loss management. Thanks for the weekly encouragement. It will be helpful.

  3. 10 pounds lost... Wow, that's fantastic! I guess walking away breaks the addiction and stops the cravings. Good job!

  4. Thank you ladies for the encouragement!

  5. Hey Jaime...well done matie! Keep up the good work! xxx

  6. Wow! Nice job! You are inspiring!