I am so happy to report a 2.4 lb. loss this week! I haven't seen a number like that (on a week I didn't gain the week before) in quite some time. It proves what I know is true--it takes a LOT of focus to lose that amount in one week.
Focus can easily hop over the line into obsession. It's a very blurry line. My Bible study last week was about doing everything with all of our heart as unto the Lord, not men. The Lord wants me to give 100% in all that I do, when I am doing it for Him. Which means I have to examine my motives in all that I do and make sure that my overarching purpose--in all that I do--is to bring Glory to His name. If it's not, a 100% effort can easily turn into an unhealthy obsession.
I know it's His grace that keeps me going. I'm so thankful for that grace and thankful that I was reminded of it again this morning with this verse:
From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another. John 1:16
Rejoice my friends; we are ALIVE! Live your life 100% today, and if you know the Lord, live it for Him.