Sometimes you eat your way through New York and Chicago with friends and then go to a Weight Watchers meeting and realize your body was like, “Hey, this was really good food and I want to hold onto it.” So you’re like, “All right. I just gained 2.8 pounds, but that’s okay because the past two weeks were unbelievable and I wouldn’t trade it for 2.8 pounds.”
So, that’s where I am at. It’s a new day, a new week, and I am going to lose weight because this program actually works.
I have spent the majority of my life overweight. I’ve tried different diets. Some would work for a little while, I would lose 5-10 pounds here or there, but then quickly gain it all back (and then some). When I would gain weight in those diets I felt out of control. I felt guilty. I felt less than because how could others lose weight and I couldn’t? What’s wrong with me? I must suck at it and should stop trying.
I don’t think that way anymore.
There’s more freedom in this life than how I’ve lived. I’ve learned this from God and now I am finally letting this truth seep into how I eat and treat my body.
There’s no place for guilt or shame or for feelings of defeat and doubt in my life, especially when it comes to my body because this body was made to serve the Lord.
So, this is what I say to my old self and the old guilt that still tries to come at me: