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Grace For Your Weightloss Journey

Devotional, Single Mom, Weight Loss

May you remember it’s not all on your shoulders, He will carry the too heavy

May you persevere when you feel weakest and most exhausted, keep taking one more step, one day at a time.  This is often when the most exciting changes happen.

May you do hard and holy things, this is where joy is hiding

May you forgive yourself for your failures and start each day, each hour new again

May you believe there is hope and that all things are working towards good, ALL things

May you remember He is in control and His hands are going behind and before you, He is always with you

May loving people be more important than checklists

May you be a graceful encouraging light towards health and good choices in the middle of a black murky swamp of excess

May you trust Him when you are weak and not forget Him when you are strong

May you rejoice in the little blessings of the day and set your mind on the beautiful

May you learn to be satisfied in fasting and that you’re going to be okay

May you lean on Him hard

May you remember we’re all failures daily but it doesn’t matter because He’s got this

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”  1 Peter 4:8

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How Knowing Your Weaknesses Helps You Reach Your Goals

infp, Weight Loss
chamomile tea with flowers

Maybe it’s because it’s January, maybe the new year gets me, but I’ve been all about reaching my goals this month.  Through the strengthfinder quiz, I discovered one of my biggest weaknesses is focus. My mind can identify 20 different possibilities for a problem, but actually focusing on one of them for the long term is very difficult for me.  So I hired a personal trainer to help me, her job isn’t to teach me to workout or to eat well, although she is super knowledgeable in those areas.  Her job is to keep me accountable and focused, because when it comes to weightloss, steadfastness might count more than self-discipline.  Just doing the same easy but difficult things day after day.  Exercise/eat well, exercise/eat well……

She had me sign up for the myfitnesspal app and she wants me to record everything; it is helping.  It is making me more calorie conscious and it is so hard to be honest on there when I eat something I shouldn’t, but it is working and knowing someone else is seeing it and encouraging me is working for me.

My other weakness is that I’m a people pleaser, but if you know this about yourself, you can use it to your advantage.  I want to please my fitness trainer but I couldn’t care less about pleasing myself when it comes to not eating when I’m hungry.  I know; crazy, but if you’re a people pleaser too, you’ll totally understand where I’m coming from.

Some things I’m doing that are working:

-making exercise simpler, a 20-minute video is good enough, it’s below zero outside. I don’t have to be a runner in freezing cold Kansas.

-cooking big meals on the weekend and eating the same thing all week long.

-asking for help, my mom is helping me out right now with childcare and chores while I’ve taken on an intense class

-almond milk hot cocoa, every night for my after 8 snack.  (cocoa powder/protein powder/erythritol-stevia sweetener)

-spending money on health instead of new clothes.

-the kids’ yoga videos on Amazon prime are adorable and fun, the grown-up videos are pretty awesome too.


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