Folks, let me be as honest as I know how here—I failed. I started out last year on this plan to get healthy and I’m sitting here a year later only 20 pounds lighter than I was last year at this time… I started at 325 and today I’m at 305.
20 pounds in 356 days… It’s just sheer lazy. I’m guilty and it’s time to change that.
There isn’t a day that goes by without me thinking about my weight. I wrestle with this more than anyone would ever know. I have come to the conclusion that I have a metabolic rate that’s slower than Congress!
To be honest I’ve been really convicted about my weight. Simply put it’s a sin. Gluttony is a sin. A sin however that gets looked over all to often.
Maybe you are right there with me… We dream about change. We are miserable. And no matter how many times we say, “This is how God made me,” you know you are lying. God didn’t shove the fast food down our throats. We’ve got to stop putting that on Him
It’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna have it’s up’s and downs. But, My witness and actually being alive for my family mean more than a taco from Taco Bell at 9:30 at night!
Plus, I’m sick of wearing spanx’s, not being able to sleep and having hearth flutters…..
If you would like to join me on this journey. I would be more than happy to hold you accountable! Shoot me a email JC@rockbridge.cc and let me know.
A pastor who has dealt with weight issues his whole life wrote this… and it’s helped me out a lot!
#1 – Understand That Stewardship Of Your Body Is A Spiritual Issue
I know I sound like a broken record here…but there is a reason a lot of pastors just aren’t talking about this…and it’s because they look like they are about to give birth to a toddler!
You and I will never begin to wrap our minds and hearts around this issue until we fully understand that how much we weigh is a spiritual issue. God wants us to be healthy, to not abuse our bodies by abusing anything…including food.
#2 – Understand The Importance Of Time.
If you want to lose weight you’ve got to understand that it’s NOT going to all come off overnight. It didn’t get there that way…and it’s not leaving that way.
Fad diets don’t work! I honestly don’t know anyone who lost weight on the whole protein kick a few years ago and managed to keep it off.
If you want to lose weight then you’ve GOT to commit to walk through it and be patient. It takes a special mindset! Day by day, pound by pound…but, when you get there it is so worth it!
#3 – Take Responsibility & Stop Blaming Everyone and/or Everything
One of the marks of an adult is that they will actually take ownership of where they are in life without trying to blame everyone else. Other people can impact our decision to eat…but they don’t stuff the bag of Dorito’s down our throats!
I remember having a conversation with a guy once who asked me, “What is the first step in losing weight” and I told him, “You’ve got to get pissed, REALLY pissed!”
He looked at me, sort of stunned…so I continued.
“You’ve got to get pissed at yourself. You literally have to look in the mirror and say, ‘You did this…but I’m coming after you…and this is going to be the end.’”
You will NEVER take responsibility for losing weight if it is always someone else’s fault!
#4 – Consult A Doctor and Establish A Plan
Some reading this blog need to seriously set up a doctors appointment today and consult them before beginning any type of physical activity. Seriously,
BREAK OFF A CALL RIGHT NOW!
Some may need to join a gym and hire a personal trainer! (Admit it—you don’t know what in the heck you are doing in there!)
Some may need to actually sit down and hire a nutritionist to walk you through establishing some sort of eating plan.
I once heard a guy tell me, “Fail to plan, plan to fail!” That is SO true. You are NEVER going to overcome this without some sort of plan. And let’s face it…if you knew what to do then you’d have already done it…you need instruction AND accountability! Speaking of…
#5 – Invite Accountability
Ask other people to hold you accountable as far as losing weight/eating right. The more people you have praying for you AND encouraging you (AND REBUKING YOU) the better!
#6 – DO IT!
TODAY! RIGHT NOW! DON’T PUT THIS OFF!
So, Here we go!
You can do it! We can do it!