Thursday, February 17, 2011

A New Beginning

Well, I'm going to go for it.

In the morning I will attend my first Weight Watchers' meeting.

About 25 years ago I ate myself into overweight. I prayed and prayed, but I didn't get any answers on how to get it off. I tried diets that didn't work and continued to pray.

One day I wandered into a book store (one of my favorite places in the world) and looked at book titles. One jumped out at me. When I say it jumped, it really did. The title: "There's More to Being Thin Just Being Thin" by Neva Coyle. I knew I had my answer. That answer was a scripture: "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you." So that's what I did. Instead of concentrating on losing weight I meditated on God and His Word. And I followed Neva's diet plan. I even asked God, just like she told the reader's to do, how much I needed to lose.

I counted calories--faithfully counted them, and in 4 months I'd lost all I needed to lose. And I was much closer to God, which was the real goal.

Since that time, when I felt I needed to lose weight, I tried counting calories again. Each time I lasted about a week before I gave up. I didn't even try this time to go that route. I knew I needed another answer.

So I prayed and asked for direction and gave it to God--until last week. That's when I talked to Him mano-y-mano. I don't remember what I said, but I got real honest with Him. That very day led me to Weight Watchers and a Wii.

I can't stand exercising just for the sake of exercising so I got the Wii. If I'm playing a game I enjoy, then I'll exercise. I bowled and played golf the first day. I used to bowl and I'm much better on Wii than I ever was in real life. :) I'm still not good at golf but I'll get the hang of it. I have more games and will try all of them. And I'll count points, whatever that means.

As for the reason I want to lose weight now. . . It isn't to look better (maybe a little) but it's to feel better this time. I have a new knee and want it to last me the rest of my life. Being too heavy will wear it down faster. Also, I would like to be able to breathe when I bend over and put on my shoes.

I'll let you know how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. U can do it!!!! I know what U mean by breathing and bending over at the same time, tying my shoes with the bows on top.....I have a whole list of them. I will keep U in my prayers and pray God pushes you where you need to go.