Aug 2, 2010

Weight Loss Deadline, Part 2

In my last post, which came from what I wrote back in April on my weight-loss blog, I said that I had a deadline to lose some weight--our impending 25th Anniversary party.

I wrote the following two weeks ago:

You're going to laugh...

God is good. No, that's not the part that you'll laugh at.

I have known for years that I need to lose this weight. I know that I can't function as I should carrying this much weight on my body. I have purpose on this Earth and, as a believer, I need to hear and obey the Father so that His will for my life will be accomplished, and I need to do that in the body He gave me. I have a responsibility to be a good steward over it.

He certainly has heard my cry in the past regarding being overweight and provided all that I need to take care of this. I know HOW to do it. I just haven't gone ahead and, in obedience, overcome this addiction to food.

Here's the funny part: He set me up! Yep. He put me in a position where I have to go ahead and do what I have known I need to do for some time. He's also gracious, as I'll show you.

Our pastor has called a "Daniel-Fast" for our church. My family has committed to eating according to Daniel 1:12 and 10:1-2, which, in a nutshell, means no dairy, no meat, no yeast, no preservatives, and no sweeteners. We had a choice of 10 or 21 days. We chose to do this for 21 days.

We began July 19. I've lost four pounds since then. (NOTE: As of this morning--8/2--I've lost 8 pounds.)

Here's the part about His being gracious: The pastor asked if he could move our Anniversary celebration to August 15 so that we could "feast" at our party.

So, not only did I get a major push to go ahead and do what I need to do physically, my anniversary "deadline" has been moved LOL!

The purpose of this fast is focusing on God, of course. I'm already hearing wonderful and challenging things from Him and enjoying that aspect of the fast.

I decided that I will post about the food side of this because it has certainly been an experience . . . (ha!)


~Tessa~Scoffs said...

What wonderful news! All of it! I am intrigued by the Daniel fast. I'm going to look into it. I hope you and your hubby will celebrate together tomorrow even though the main party has been rescheduled...

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