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Week 66

Weight: 224.4
Weekly Weight GAIN: 1.8
Total weight lost: 144.0
Average Weekly Loss: 2.18

I'm sorry this is late.  But, I have to say that I'm glad it is.  I'm glad I waited until after church to do this post.  You see, I was pretty frustrated to log a gain this week.  I knew it was coming, but I couldn't beat it back enough.  I'd like to say it was because I had to rest my foot--but I could have limited my consumption.  I'd like to say it's water retention--but really, I'm pretty sure it's Calorie retention. 

And I was embarrased.  I wanted to fudge the scale reading; to somehow make the scale show a loss and then make sure it stuck the next week.  But I couldn't and I didn't.

And then I went to church.  And listened to an inspiring message.  I can't remember all of the information, but what I came away with is this: I can't do this.  I can't lose weight.  I can't make the healthy choices.  But God can.  God wants to shape me.  And He has been shaping me.  I think I forgot that.  I started thinking that I was the one who was having all this success.  But I'm not.  All this success was happening to me--not because of me.  And then, to top it all off, the worship band started playing Marvelous Light.  My Anthem.  If that wasn't God talking to me, I'm not sure who was. 

I'm back. He's Back!



July 11, 2010 at 5:19 PM

You are so wise Beej!

  South Beach Steve

July 11, 2010 at 6:22 PM

That's putting it in perspective Beej. I need to keep this in mind too.


July 11, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Hey Beej, I hate logging in gains too, so I don't know if I want to weigh myself for the next week. I'm just going to get fully back into my groove and then see what the full damage was. For now, I'm glad I'm back in the game of eating right and feeling the need to move. I've got a darned marathon to train for too!

As for God giving you the strength, it's true. But I do believe that you have to put in work to reap the rewards, no matter how much God can be behind you.

I'm glad you're looking at it like He's shaping you. Build the body you were meant to have, the one God gave you, not the one you created (with all the crap from this world).

  Shelli Belly

July 13, 2010 at 1:59 PM

You're bringing honor to Him Beej. We always need a quick check less we fall. The Lord is doing great things through you. Your encouragement and example means so much to so many.

I love times when we refocuss.