October 18, 2011

Hope

To the person who went through a Drive-thru after work then went home and had dinner, too...

To the mom who sat on the couch all day long watching TV and wishing she could wear her pre-baby jeans...

To the person who is so miserable at work they ate their way through the day...

To the person who woke up this morning and said, "Today will be the day!" and it wasn't...

To the person who just ate a gallon of ice cream while watching the Biggest Loser...

To the person who feels like no one likes them or wants to be around them...

To the person who is just so. very. tired.

To the person who's entire outlook on life for today was determined by what the scale said this morning...

To the person who wants desperately to make the right choices, but cannot.

If you are that person, just know that:

You are not the only one.

There is more to life than looking cute in jeans. (See baby)

We can ask for our desires and attitudes to be changed, the Lord can do it. Think miracle.

Progress is to always begin again.

The next second is the first second of the rest of your life.

Your worth does not come from the opinions and approval of others. You were created for a purpose. you are VALUABLE and dearly loved. Never forget that.

There is One who will provide rest for your weary soul.

In 30...40...50 years from now, what the scale says will not matter. What will? Think about those things first in the morning, not the blasted scale. Before you step on the scale, consider what truly matters in life. Give thanks. Then step on the scale if you must. :)

Life is war. Spirit of God vs. flesh of man. Spoiler: Spirit of God wins!  One day...one minute...one spoonful of frosting at a time. Whatever. We have been given a spirit of self-control. I am choosing to believe it.

This is NOT over. We can do this! Keep fighting and keep believing. Never give up. I'm not.

Love to all!
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6 comments:

Morgan said...

I needed this tonight. Thank you. I often (read: always) forget that Heavenly Father loves me and created me and values me more than I would ever think I deserve to be valued, and that it is in no way tied to my weight or what I ate today. I've had a rough day, and this post just brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.

Tiffany Pitt said...

Great post! :)

2fivefive said...

Oh, i so needed to read this!!! You are such an inspiration. Thank you for this post!

Stephanie said...

maybe if we weren't so hard on ourselves this would be easier?? We know how to do it...calories in calories out. If we follow that simple rule, we should be fine. We know fruits and veggies. We know a trip through the drive thru will mean an extra hour or more cardio...so why be so hard on ourselves. it seems like it would be easier to follow through without the guilt lingering.

thank you for this post...put things in perspective for me!

Gina Anig said...

Thanks for this post. I may just print and "post" it to see regularly!

Kyle Gershman said...

To the person who went through a Drive-thru after work then went home and had dinner, too...

Yup...that was me in spades...and ordering more than one sandwich because I couldn't decide which one I'd rather have.