Prepare to fight Goliath! #MadetoCrave Day 2
I was always very athletic and healthy when I was younger. I would say that it's been the last 12 years that I have been carrying around the "fat suit." It's weird because I forget my size until I see a photo or get a glimpse in the mirror. And I will not lie, this weight has beaten me down.
I am no weight loss expert. I am reading Made to Crave and focusing on glorifying God in all that I do. It's that simple. I am not trying to write a book or start a weight loss program. Just talking about my struggles and hoping to connect with like-minded people who want to discuss!
This weight has allowed for some ugly voices in my head to tell me my worth is wrapped up in a number. Yikes! I don't like that and don't want that anymore.
In her book, Made to Crave, Lysa TerKeurst says she told herself this over and over again. I am going to hang it up right by my scale. I need to remember it. "I am a Jesus girl who can step on the scale and see the numbers as an indication of how much my body weighs-not an indication of my worth." Ok that preaches right there!!! How many of us look to that scale for validation. Or look at it with hate... I know I do. I hate that stupid scale. First step today: Weigh myself. Y'all, seriously that sucked! It was a number I am not proud of and am not feeling led to share it with you, lol... and you don't have to share yours with me either! Ha!
So if I look at the scale in a different way, that is definitely the first step. Second step for me is tracking my food. Listen, I am not about to be sharing my food diary with anyone just yet, but I am ready to be accountable to me. Tomorrow, I food journal. Can you do it too? I will be on the my fitness pal app. Search me and let's encourage each other!
You can follow me on myfitnesspal.com or on the app. https://www.myfitnesspal.com/profile/mindylouwho2019
What was your first step today? What did you do to start or continue on this journey?