Thursday, March 20, 2014

Falling Off The Wagon

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I need you to know that I have completely lost my mind and fallen off the weight loss wagon. That's right, for exactly 20 days aka the entire month of March I have been eating whatever I want!

I have not been tracking what I eat. I have not been looking up the pointsplus values of foods. I have not been weighing and measuring my foods. I have not been paying attention to my portions. I have not been eating "Weight Watchers friendly" foods.

How did this happen?

First, our church had a women's conference 20 days ago. This was an incredible event, but it caused my normal routine to be interrupted. I got off plan that weekend and instead I getting right back on plan the next morning, I continued to come up with excuses about why I did not have to get back on plan right away.

Second, last weekend, I turned 30 years old, I mean young. This was a much harder birthday to celebrate than I anticipated. I had such a bad attitude about my birthday and my older age that it spilled into other areas of my life. It was frustrating to celebrate such a significant birthday overweight. I kept thinking that I might as well just eat whatever I want, because I'm never going to get back to my goal weight.

I want my blog to be a place where I can share both my weight loss victories and struggles. I hate admitting the fact that I am not perfect. However, I know that there are many of you out there struggling to reach your weight loss goals, just like me, and you need to know that you will have your own hardships along the way.

What I am here to tell you is that it is in the hard times when we need to turn to God the most! God is there when life is great. But what we often forget is that God wants to carry us through the hard times when we don't feel like we have any strength to continue on.

So, last night, I went before the Lord and confessed my sins and told Him that I need His strength to reach my weight loss goals. Do you know what the Lord gave me in return? Hope. Knowing that God is my source of strength, gives me hope to take it one day at a time to reach my weight loss goals.

Finally, I'm excited to share that I have had a good day on plan! I'm not going to say that I will never fall off the wagon again. However, I hope next time I quickly run to the Lord for His help, because I know that I cannot do this alone.

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." - James 1:2-4

6 comments:

joyousme44 said...

Thank You for your complete honesty. I agree, God & my relationship with Him is THE most important "thing" in my life. Weight Watchers (and your Blog) gives us a "safe place" to voice our successes & failures.

It's not about being perfect though. It's about being honest with ourselves that LIFE can get in the way sometimes...and how we handle it. Off for a month or a day...doesn't matter. Holding on tight and beginning...again...is what counts.

Prayer and blessings, jcb

Kimberly Longstreet said...

I needed this! I became a WW lifetime member last March, and for the last 3 months I am 4 pounds over my range and can not get back to goal. I'm not going over points or anything. I have been very discouraged, and this blog let me know I'm not out there alone! God bless you!

Marlene said...

I SO needed to hear this today. Thanks for sharing your heart and your struggles.

Cintia Listenbee said...

you're an overcomer and an inspiration. you are not what you weigh and you will get through this challenging spot. keep your head up super woman!

Linda R said...

Wow, thank you....I've subscribed to your blog for a long while now (since I found you somehow?)...and I will admit I usually hit "delete" feeling ashamed and depressed that you are such a success and I just can't get my head right even tho my health is in jeopardy. FOR SOME REASON I clicked today of all days and your post actually gave me hope too - knowing you too have struggles and can work through it really made a difference. Thank you soooo so much.

-J.Darling said...

Way to go being open and honest! :) Welcome back on track! Refuse to give up on yourself. Your husband,your kids, and YOU deserve it!

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