Friday, February 10, 2017

Weight Loss: STEP 1


OK, friends I know you are just bouncing in your seat with anticipation of how to start this weight loss Christ centered journey.

Drum 
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 THERE ARE TWO PARTS TO IT:




STEP 1, A
FIGURE OUT YOUR OBSTACLE

Why are you finding yourself not as healthy as you could be? 
What stands in the way of greater health?
------BE SPECIFIC-----
It is not enough to casually say 

I over eat
or
I hate exercise
or 
I have no energy
or 
Nothing has worked for me before

DIG DEEP PEEPS AND DETERMINE THE
underlying obstacle

For me, I engage in emotional eating

BUT 

(you know what I am going to say)

WHY?????

Well, after some though and deliberation I emotional eat because I have feeling s of anxiety, inadequacy or insecurities. When these feelings seep into my being I really really really get uncomfortable and would prefer to pretend they don't exist so I EAT. 

Emotional eating does several things for me in that moment of discomfort;
First; It is a delightful distraction
Second, it numbs those feelings
Thrid, once I have over eaten I can then feel mad at myself for over 
eating that I never address the original feelings.

This becomes the cycle that will continue to (if I don't make a change) to defile my body and hurt my health. 

So, backing up
....................................

What's you obstacle????






NEXT STEP
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STEP 1, B
Ask GOD

Over and over in the scriptures we are counseled to Ask



For everyone that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and unto him that knocketh, it shall be opened. 13 For everyone that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and unto him that knocketh, it shall be opened.

As you Ask (PRAY TO) God be 
SPECIFIC.

I we ask for general guidance God will bless us with general blessing so likewise if we ask in faith with the spirit for specific blessing God will send specific blessings.

{For example}

General: Please help me stop emotional eating

Specific: Help me recognize when I am eating because of emotions. 
Help me have courage to feel the emotions and faith that they will pass.
Please send thy spirit to remind me that I am enough and worthy and capable to make the best choices for my body. 

Assignment: Recognize things you "Ask God" for that are general and then write out a more specific version.



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