I would love to share with you the secret of losing weight. I really would. I wish it were that easy….

The secret to this losing weight battle is that there is no secret, just a willingness and a legit motive to become a better version of myself for God. I really don’t even enter the equation here except for having an obedient heart when it comes to what I should love the most in this life.

It’s all about my obedience to what I know to be right. It’s about my full surrender to seeking God’s best.

I know I make it sound so easy. Well it’s not. It’s a constant battle. Maybe you know about this. Maybe you don’t. But if you have ever had a battle with weight then you know what I mean.

It seems it’s not easier over time. There’s battle that rages daily for my obedience. Each and every day I must ask myself who will I submit my will to? Is it God or my deceitful desires?

Silently, the battle rages on, but the voice of Hope speaks.

I think there’s something very important about going at it with a very all-in attitude, cutting things off “cold-turkey” as they say, and just going for it. There’s a lot to be said about making some drastic caloric cuts to your daily intake.

I can’t forget that the support of my family and my friends has been very important as well as, plus a deep well of strength from my personal Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I’ve never had my own health coach – go figure.

The real change has been in my attitude. A significant shift in priorities towards food and a hope that it will last a lifetime. As I develop some muscle memory around this new perspective, as well as a psychological change, this shift has has me thinking much more positively about myself when I look in the mirror.

I no longer despise my physical self, which is a great start if you ask me. I just see a serious work in progress and I’m gaining more and more confidence every day. One step (or carrot stick dipped in hummus) at a time. My confidence in God’s perfecting progress is growing on me.

People ask me how did I lost 130 lbs. I will tell you one obedient bite at a time. I am still walking in the path of obedience. God is richly blessing my obedience. May I stay right here in the center of His will in my obedience. I am determined if nothing else to honor Him with my food choices.

How do you look at food? It’s a serious battle for me.

One Response to "The secret to losing 130 lbs."

  • Kristin says:

    I listen to this radiostation and just popped on tonight to look up any events for a date night with mu husband when I stumbled upon your articles. Wow! I love your style and your frankness. I, too, have struggled with weight and am so tired of it. Great to read you have lost somuch weight and have run from the lure of food.

    Any other good books to recommend for me as I not there yet.

    Thanks and God bless you!

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