SELF-CONTROL: Some of us have it… some don’t. Some have had it… and lose it. For me… I’m pretty good at ‘self-control.’ That is…until it comes to BAD EATING HABITS. I CANNOT stop with just one or two Oreo cookies.
I’m 25 pounds ‘overweight’ because I have allowed it to be so. It’s my fault. I carry my weight pretty good. I don’t look that fat… But I feel fatter. I CONTROL what I put into my mouth. I CONTROL what comes out of my mouth. I’ve done it before… and will do it again.
Generally, the way I lose weight is to ‘starve myself.’ I’ll just quit eating (except dry toast and water). That is NOT a good way to lose weight. It’s bad for one’s health…. It causes other problems. I’m not doing that again….not at the age 78.
Here’s my PLAN. I exercise every morning and every evening. I’ll CONTINUE to EXERCISE. I walk one mile every morning. I’ll CONTINUE to walk, at least, one mile…every day. I EAT SWEETS, anytime… all the time. I will not eat SWEETS. I love to eat fries and Mac & Cheese. I will not eat fries and M&C. I love to eat pasta type foods. I will not eat PASTA. I normally eat a ‘full plate’ of food. I will only eat ½ plate of food. So, let’s just see what happens. This morning… I weighed 200 pounds. My goal is 175 pounds in the next 30 days. Anything more than that will make me look like a ‘bag of bones.’
One may think… 25 pounds is not that big of a deal? And, it’s not. I agree. But, once you start gaining…you keep on gaining… you can’t STOP. I’ve been there. I don’t want to go back. My highest weight was 215, about 4 years ago, and I lost down to 174, and began to really ‘look bad.’ Bit by bit… I went back to some old, and bad habits. It’s time to ‘get CONTROL’ again. I’m ready!
I KNOW, too, that I can’t do this by myself. No… I don’t need outside help… intervention, etc. What I need is the GRACE of God … and a good ‘challenge.’ I’ll provide the CHALLENGE, and God will provide the Grace.
The Apostle Paul tells us in… Philippians 4:12-13 – “I know how to live humbly, and I know how to abound. I am accustomed to any and every situation—to being filled and being hungry, to having plenty and having need. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
… Blessings, as we, together… get better CONTROL of all aspects of our lives….cjlb…1/9/2018.