Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, unto Him be the glory! Ephesians 3:20-21


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

what consumes me?

It's been so long that I hardly know where to start.  First of all, I have to say that Kimberlynn, has given me a boost to come back to this.  It was so good to hear where she has been and where she is now on her journey. 

In February of this year, I started really looking at me and the Weight Watchers plan.  I think WW is a great plan and it does work for weight loss BUT  my problem has not been with which plan to do.  It is deeper than that.  In February, God brought me to a place and I saw that food consumes me.   I had been reading about the Rich Young man  and I realized that food is something that I "crave" more than God.    Was I willing to to deny myself and follow God? 
Prior to this my sister had sent me a free link to a book called "Made to Crave",  this particular link was to a devotional type of book for my kindle.  I downloaded it and had been reading that.  Then went and purchased the book.  Also at this time I started thinking about a program I had done years before called Weigh Down.   I knew that these two programs was what I was supposed to look at.  God was telling me that my weight was just an outward symptom of a much bigger issue in my heart.  
 WW was only helping me lose weight and not addressing my heart at all.    So through Weigh Down and Made to Crave and lots of time spent with God.  I am working on my heart.  My weight has stayed right between 181 and 185.   I know that when I get my heart right the weight will come off.  When my focus is not on food and more onto God  -  the weight will come off.
So I am following the Weigh Down principles and reading Made to Crave but really I am just trying to listen to God's voice in what and how much I eat. 
God has been so faithful to show me what path to take.  A lot of times I do have to wait for His answer but He is faithful!!   I feel more at peace about my weight and weight loss plan than I ever have.  I know this is HIS plan.  AND it works!!  Life is so much better when He is at the center!  I still really really struggle but I am learning and He is guiding! 

PSALM 143:8
LET ME HEAR IN THE MORNING OF YOUR STEADFAST LOVE, FOR IN YOU I TRUST.  MAKE ME KNOW THE WAY I SHOULD GO, FOR TO YOU I LIFT UP MY SOUL.

3 comments:

Joy said...

So excited for you. You sound like you are in a very good place! Keep up the great work and stay focused!

Kimberlynn said...

Thank you Pam for your kind words! I am so so glad you're back. Since we're both in this together, let's encourage one another to go the distance! God is faithful and He will see us through!

Love and blessings to you!!!

Joy said...

How are you? I hope well. You have not blogged in a long time. I have missed hearing how you are doing with your health and fitness. So a couple things must have happened…..

You are not blogging anymore because….
1.) You have achieved your optimal health and fitness!! Or….
2.) You have given up on your goals of reaching optimal health and fitness….

In any case, no matter what has happened. I would love to hear from you. I have missed you!!

If by chance you have achieved your optimal health and fitness, I would love to hear from you!!

I have been searching through the blog world for bloggers who are working their plans, losing weight and getting fit. A lot of the ones I see, well mostly….they are not doing this. They are blogging about other things, or they are stuck, or they have just quit blogging.

Frankly I need inspiration! I need hope….I need to see a healthy lifestyle working out in other peoples lives……I want to see success!!!!!

With that said, if you have achieved your optimal health and fitness, could you please email me at transparent.joy@gmail.com? Because I want to feature you, on my blog, as an Inspirational World Changer!!!

Yes that’s right….your story just might help change the world and help us fight the battle of obesity!!

If by chance, you have given up on your goals of reaching optimal health and fitness….I still want to hear from you!!!! Maybe I can help!!!

You’ve followed my blog, so you know that I have been working at this since 2010. Since I’ve started my journey, I had lost 74 pounds on my own. But the beginning of winter 2013, I started gaining back some weight and ended up gaining 15 pounds back!! Then, August 2013, I found a new plan where I'm eating 6 times a day, drinking plenty of water and working with a free Health Coach! So far, I've lost 28 pounds on the plan and I feel great!! My hope is restored and my goal of reaching 140 pounds will become a reality!!! I’m so EXCITED!!!

If you or someone you know has been looking to make the same type of changes, I'd love to share more with you on how I have done this!! Message me and let’s talk!

That's my spiel....but it's so much more than that!! Since starting this plan I've learned so much about food and how to fuel my body. I have clarity of mind - which is fabulous! And I have more energy than I've ever had!! Truly this is a miracle for me!!

I wanted to share this with you my dear Friend, as I know you have struggled as well. This is the best thing that has happened to me. I finally feel like I will really reach my goals, but also, the biggest Blessing of all is that I'm learning HOW TO KEEP IT OFF!!! Gaining back the weight has always been the biggest fear for me. Now I have confidence that once it's off - it will stay off forever. I am watching several of my friends who are on the plan, who have lost 100+ pounds and have maintained their weight loss for years!! AMAZING!!

Anyway, let me know if you are interested in hearing more or if you are not interested, could you please forward this information to your friends and family. My goal is to help as many people as I can to beat obesity!!!

Please know my heart; I only want to help people reach their goals of ultimate health and fitness. I want that for you!!

Have a fit day!!!