Comparisons

My diet was something I created with the guidance of a registered dietitian and a physician. I ate six to seven meals per day. Most meals were between 100-200 calories each. My strategy was to avoid hunger but still lose weight. It worked. Most healthy meals for someone my size are between 500-600 calories. Let’s…

Will

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. – Matthew 6:10 ESV The biggest challenge in losing weight is getting control of your own stubborn will.  I was the biggest obstacle to my weight loss, no pun intended. In order to get control of my will, I had to…

I gained weight this week! What do I do?

I gained weight this week!  What do I do? I’m glad you asked. The first thing to do is stay calm.  Stay intentional.  Stay focused on your goals. So many times we start a weight-loss or health-improvement plan and then give up at the first sign of failure.  We work hard.  We wear out two…

Anxiety Redux

My anxiety has been greatly reduced since I lost my weight.  But it still comes back to bite me from time to time.  Sometimes, it even impacts my health and relationships in the most debilitating way, especially this past week. The good book says to “Be anxious for nothing.”  That is easier said than done….

In the Garden

Whew!  What a week with busy days, busier nights and a crazy busy weekend.  I’m ready for some down time. Are you getting enough down time? As an evangelical Christian, a daily quiet time is very important to my personal mental health.  On my reflections lately, I noticed a theme.  It comes from the Garden…