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Bible & Blog Challenge Day 1

Friday, December 25, 2015

I've been reading through some of my new Spark Friend's profiles, and I've been give new motivation. I really want to lose this weight and keep it off, and to do that, I must be turning to the Bible and seeking God's will for my body.

Since joining SparkPeople 1 month ago, I have lost 5 pounds, and I've also done a lot better with not running to food to comfort me. However, I still struggle with working out, and I don't spend as much time reading my Bible as I should. I know the Bible mentions many verses about being healthy and taking care of myself, so why aren't I paying attention?

Since I love to blog, I think that writing about my daily experiences for a month will help me continue on this journey that I've started. This is why each day for the next 30 days (beginning today), I will blog about my daily activity, as well as a piece of scripture that pertains to healthy eating or weight loss.

30 days, 30 verses...I can do this....Okay, here goes!!!

Today is Friday....aka CHRISTMAS!

Lucky for me, our family only has 1 big gathering to attend today, so I only have to fight off the temptation to overeat once, rather than 3, 4, or 5+ times like some families. I'm sorry if that's you!

Today, I'm writing the following scripture on a sticky note and hanging it in the kitchen; on second thought....maybe I'll type it:

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. ~1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Tonight, when we go to my husband's parents' house for Christmas dinner, I will remind myself of this verse, so I too can "beat my body and make it my slave". For those of you who have to endure all those temptations of delicious Christmas goodies, remember that your flesh doesn't rule you. You rule your flesh! You can win this fight!

Christmas is about honoring Jesus Christ who came to this world to die, so we could live. It's not about presents and unhealthy eating. Don't allow the Christmas "hype" to destroy what you've worked so hard to fix. Your health is worth far more than that!

Challenge on!
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    You have put some real thought into this. Keep your focus on the blessings of family and togetherness. The food is unimportant. You will remember the companionship of the day, but will you remember what you ate? Most likely no. Enjoy the fellowship!
    1900 days ago
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