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Bible & Blog Challenge Day 4

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Good evening fellow Sparkers!

We had a rain free day today which would've made it a nice day to go for a walk, had it not been for the super cold temperature! Add in the multiple errands we had to run, and you can pretty much guess that I did not work out today. My husband and I also dropped our son off at a friend's house to spend the night, and decided to run by Taco Bell on the way home. Needless to say, my calorie limit was exceeded for the day.

I could easily take this time to beat myself up and remind myself how stupid of a decision that was. You know what I'm talking about, because you've probably done this to yourself at some point, am I right? Then you already know it doesn't do any good. It does, in fact, make me feel even more inadequate and inspires me to give up altogether. So instead, I'm grabbing my Bible tonight and reflecting on God's love for me.

In Romans 5:8, I read "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Whether we choose to believe it or not, overeating is a sin. It's called "gluttony", which is defined as "habitual greed". It can be in food, money, or anything that we overindulge in, in an effort to satisfy our greedy nature. When we respond to gluttony by indulging our flesh, it's sin. Thankfully, God knows that we are born into a sinful world and will be tempted to indulge. While this doesn't give us free reign to do whatever we want, we can be reassured that God loves us despite our failures. He also wants to see us succeed in our weight loss.

While it's not easy, it needs to be done. We know what's needed, and we have all the tools already laid out for us here on SparkPeople. So what are we waiting for? Let's kick it in gear and get going!

Challenge on!
Adrienne
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