As I have talked over the last two weeks about my decision to join Weight Watchers, I have come to realize that I have some strong emotions tied to my weight. It caught me off guard. I thought I was ok with myself.
I knew that I really needed to lose weight. For the most part (excluding pictures), I am happy with the way I look…or so I thought. I am slowly realizing, that my weight has damaged something more than my body.
The weight has damaged my self-esteem.
I'm shyer than I used to be. I compare myself to other women in ways that I didn't before. I question myself more in group settings…and even alone.
Can you relate my friend?
Has your weight affected how you feel about yourself? Your self worth?
My friends, the reality is that our weight does not define us. Yes, we may need to lose weight. Yes, we may need to take better care of our bodies, God's temple. But the number on the scale doesn't define us. Our relationship with God defines us…
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:16-17
We are God's children.
Not the fat girl or the girl who needs to lose a few pounds or biggest girl in the room
We are God's children.
That relationship is what gives us worth and value, not a number on a scale.
Furthermore, not only are we God's children, but we are good.
First Timothy 4:4 says that everything God created is good. And Ecclesiastes 3:11 states He has made everything beautiful in its time. My friend, that includes you and me. We are beautiful the way we are…even before we lose the weight.
So my friend, as you embark on this weightloss journey (or continue), remember that you are beautiful. The number on the scale does not define you. It doesn't give you worth. God gives you worth. And He thought you had so much worth that He gave His only Son on the cross for you.
And that Son…
Oh the things I could say about Him….
He thought you were worthy enough to die for.
Ok, so now for the nitty gritty.
I have good news!
I lost 3.4 lbs this week for a total loss of 5.2 lbs. I was super excited! I hope to never see those 5 lbs again
What did I do?
We only went out to eat once. Plus I am learning healthy alternatives for lunch & snacks. This is really helping.
Now, it's your turn.
Have you started this week? Or are you continuing your weight loss journey?
How is it going? What is working for you & what isn't working?
I can't wait to hear from you!
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