In October of 2016 I started an online Bible Study. . . One that I had started before and never finished. . . Made to Crave. The group was private so we would be able to share with confidence that what we were sharing would not be seen by others. My prayer through the study was that I personally would not gain weight through the holidays . . . That I would be able to enjoy the feasts before me but not over eat. I also prayed that I would not gain through the holidays even if I didn’t lose but to be able to not have a set back would be huge. Now praying those things alone didn’t mean it would happen. Had I not prepared and planned certain events and activities then I would have failed . . . And while I entertained nieces, cousins, and other with making pretzels and goodies . . . And oh yes I had my share of tasting . . . Because other steps were taken . . . I can sit here today and know God honored those prayers.
In week four of the study the guest speaker shared the importance of exercise. I knew how important it was but I had begun this journey through different eyes just four weeks prior. I began this journey to fight an autoimmune disease that is very hard to fight when one is healthy, moreless obese. I knew when the diagnosis came I had to lose the pounds in order to function on bad days. I knew I would have to build muscle mass or I would lose the functioning of it sooner versus later. I didn’t start the exercising on week four and then by then the holidays were upon us and then a quick trip to Virginia and then sick kiddos . . . but this morning I clearly heard the Lord speak . . . “Walk.”
So today I just need to celebrate a few victories.
No gorging through holidays.
Enjoyed the feasts and goodies without guilt!
Still down two sizes.