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Giving "birth" to a new lifestyle

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Today I took a selfie with my husband for a friend who needed a picture of us. Oh my goodness, that double chin! I knew I had been gaining weight again, but for some reason, I slipped once again into the magical thinking that I wouldn't gain weight--even though I eat more than I should and a lot of things that are not the best things to eat, and haven't been exercising much. Where does that come from? How do I believe these things? I know that they are lies from the devil. Really. How else would I believe something that is so incredibly untrue? Why else would I abuse my body this way instead of respecting it as the Temple of the Holy Spirit that it is? If I can, I will post the selfie I took after the one with my husband--the ones where I am standing by myself, sideways. The picture that makes me look like I'm six months pregnant. I will change my way of thinking about that picture. Instead of hating her for looking that way, I will praise God that she is able to give birth to a "baby," a new way of life that is slowly borne out of self discipline and joyfully accepting lifestyle change. And I know what I have to do to "give birth." SparkPeople has the tools for me to do it. And God will give me the strength to do what I have to do, which gives glory to Him!
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