"Trust the effort you are putting into getting healthy. And keep going!"
"Focusing only on what we are giving up will make us feel constantly deprived. And deprivation leads to desperation, frustration and failure. Instead we have to focus on everything we gain in this process. And see the gains as more valuable than the losses."
My interpretation... "I want a healthy, thinner body worse than I want that cake ball."
I am learning that the process of losing weight and getting a healthier me can be about more than an image or a size, but about spiritual growth. It can be both. Nothing is more important to me than my relationship with Jesus Christ. And this is an opportunity to demonstrate that in my body and actions.Plus it allows me to tap into His guidance and help in the process. Kind of a no-brainer, huh?
I have finished the book. And I found a thing or two I don't exactly agree with her on, but still the book is really amazing. Hope you won't hesitate to read it. What's funny is that I didn't realize till half way through that Lysa is the same person that does these little spots on our local Christian radio station for Proverbs 31 ministries. And I have to admit that at first I thought REALLY? cause sometimes that lady annoys me! ha ha! But the truth is, she has a wonderful grasp of the Scriptures that is both beautiful and challenging. And I thank her for all she has helped me learn.
Six more pounds and I will be at the weight I was before getting pregnant with Russ! That is my next goal! It will also mean I weight less than my 7th grader. *smile*