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My First Blog in 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

In fact I haven't spent very much time on SparkPeople this year at all and my weight shows that. The five pounds that I had gained by 16 December in 2011 has increased now to 21 lbs. How quickly they pile up when left to chance. The fact is that I haven't completely stopped trying to lose it but obviously I'm not dedicated to losing it the way I need to be.

In my defense however, I have made a major life change. Beginning on 31 January 2012, I obtained a new job after not working in nearly 20 years. In addition, I had been battling migraine headaches for many months before I returned to work. Thank God, the headaches are better controlled and now I am more adjusted to working after nearly six months into the job. I have to praise God for that too because without Him I couldn't have pulled it off! Without Him I can do nothing!!

Today I was thinking as I often do about "why do I keep on eating like this when I know what it does to me?". Sometimes I eat things I don't even like the taste of........why? I eat way too much of the things that do taste good like I'm never going to get anymore......ever. I do not like the way that feels. I do not like that food has that effect on my emotions. I really believe it is time to listen to my heart and the Holy Spirit as He teaches me what I really need......spiritual food. I don't mean to quit eating, but to eat to live healthy. I feel the Holy Spirit leading me to the next chapter of my life and that doesn't include letting food ruin my health again.

I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.

~ Psalm 120:1, NLT
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    Thanks for sharing, Shirley. So many of us going through the same thing find encouragement in knowing we aren't alone!

    I pray God's continued blessings on you...and strength for work and healthful lifestyle changes.

    3202 days ago
    Shirley, I'd been wondering about you! I know how hard it can be juggling a new job and diet. And I'm in the same boat with letting the weight creep back on. I went up about 15 lbs before June. I've been dropping it back off but not really the right way, my appetite just isn't there. So I'm trying to control my choices as the appetite comes back.

    Good luck with your job and hope to hear from you more often neighbor!!

    3214 days ago
    Welcome back!!! Congratulations on your new job! God listens to our prayers and our cries for help. He also answers them...in His own time.
    God bless you.
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    3218 days ago
    Shirley it's good to hear from you again.
    I think the weight gain happens to us all at sometime or other and getting the motivation to turn it around is a hard one. But as you said the Lord can help us in times of need.
    Don't forget the weekly weigh in thread is still running on the team. Only takes a few minutes to post and sure keeps us accountable...I need it too!!
    Hope to see you there and many congrats on your job and the Lord touching you with those migraines.
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    Welcome back! And, congratulations on your new job!

    I am throwing out the welcome mat!

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