Since March 25, I have gained 4.2 pounds and then lost 14.2, bringing me to an overall loss of an even TEN POUNDS!!!
And given that I'm in "water retention week" (if you know what I mean!) and the weakness I displayed last Wednesday and Thursday...
I consider myself LUCKY to be down the final 0.6 of a pound to get me there!
What a great feeling!! I'd like to say, "even better than the 10# loss is the satisfaction of knowing I'm doing something really good for my body," but let's face it...
...I am all about that 10# sticker today!
But I really must give credit where it is due. This Bible study has REALLY opened my eyes to the root of the issue and the Holy Spirit has been convicting LIKE CRAZY in this area. (and a few others!) It's NOT easy trying to eat in moderation when for so many years I've been happy to indulge my appetites, but seeing over-indulgence as idolatry has made it easier to desire to change my heart and walk away. I want to worship The Giver, not the gift.
How did YOU do with this challenge ~ or any personal goals you may have set for yourself over the last few weeks? Are you mastering your temptations or are you allowing them to get their feet in the door? Are you walking THE OTHER WAY?
I hope you'll join me and the rest of the participants over at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans for the next challenge!