Well, I lost 3 pounds–again. That put me down to 319. How am I doing it? Little by little.
As I’ve written before, I’ve been on a cycle of loss and gain for several years. I’m not losing as much as I normally do once I start trying, but I think that it is for the better. In the past, when I have pressed to lose weight more quickly, I have given up rather easily. This time, I don’t feel like giving up. I have a deep desire to press on. Mainly for 3 reasons.
1. I have four children (ages 6,5,4,and 3) and one more on the way. I need energy to play with them and I would like to live to an old age so that I can see who they will become later in life. God has blessed me with them and I see their well-being as my responsibility. I need to be an example to them and desparately desire to be there for them as long as possible. Of course, weighing less does not ensure long life. However, I do not wish to dig my grave with my own teeth, either.
2. I need to be an example to my church. I preach about people denying their lusts and yet can not control my lust for food. It is amazing the number of overweight prechers. I am one of them now, but that is changing (hopefully for good).
3. For me. I want to feel better, have more energy and confidence, and know that I did not let my weight issue defeat me.
So after 1 month and 3 weeks–319 pounds (-2 for the week, -5 for the month, -13 overall).
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