From Priscilla: “When I overeat, I feel fat and bloated. I can move better, have less illness if I’m not overweight.”
From Phyllis: “Like the disciples said to Jesus, ‘Lord, where would we go?’ God has the words of eternal life, and scripture comes to mind when we are struggling.”
And I may not have Kaye’s words right, but she said to the effect of “don’t give up, keep going.”
Re: “the scale”, I had an afterthought: Are we a slave to the scale, or to God? Are we worshipping the scale instead of God? Some of the words below you may have heard/read in our previous studies, too. They get hidden and come out in unexpected ways.
- Quitting is not an option. Even though some of it may be repetition, I need to hear it again, because it hasn’t become ingrained in me and part of my daily routine. Case in point: a dairy serving should be 30% of our daily calcium; if I don’t carefully read the labels, I’m not receiving the calcium I should!
- To be in FP4H is self-care, and I need to take care of myself and receive the encouragement from others who are also struggling.
- Because it nourishes my soul to encourage others and also receive that encouragement from them, those who “get” me!
- Because I want to press on toward the goal to the prize which calls me heavenward in Christ Jesus, my personal goal, or the one that God has set for me.
- Because feeding my body in a healthy way and moving it is a form of worship and obedience to my Lord.
- To shine God’s light to others who are struggling with weight or disobedience.
- Because bit by bit, I’m seeing progress.
- Because I need to be an example of vibrant, robust health to my children and grandchildren.
- I’m not getting any younger, and I need to learn to eat healthily for the rest of my life to maintain my weight loss, once I’ve reached my weight goal.
- To constantly renew my mind by meeting new people and making new friends!
Reply below with your reason you don’t quit!
I’m a caretaker for my husband; I need a balanced life to help me when it gets hard!
My husband and I had COVID recently. He was very ill! I was as the brink of despair. I never prayed so hard in my life! Being a respiratory therapist I was able to keep him out of the hospital. With my 30 pound weight loss I know that’s what kept me from being deathly ill myself. I had COVID but it wasn’t bad. Praise God I lost the weight so I could better care for my husband!
I want to be a beautiful thin bride of Christ when He returns!
I believe it will be soon!
I want to experience all God has for me and to serve Him fully. At this season of life, extra weight would limit me physically and cause a plethora of problems.