Do not lose heart

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians. 4:16-18

I do not lose heart. My weight today is the heaviest so far this year, 165 pounds. I will not allow myself to go any heavier. I have to be more positive about myself and I've started. Where my mind goes I will follow. I've been reflecting on the power of the mind lately and I remember that in June of 2004 when I took this picture with Zeke my mind was at ease. I had a stressful job but instead of relying on my body to lead me to relief, I used my mind. I exercised twice a day. I made good eating choices and I overcame being overweight in 10 weeks. Can I do the same thing today? I sure can. My mind has to be at ease, I have to be very positive and I can't rely on my body's cravings. Today has been a good day and it will continue to be a good one. I can do all things through Christ. My husband was looking at some old pictures of us (ok, not that old) and he said it's unncessary for us to look the way we do now. We're changing. Our minds have to change first. Last week we went out walking and on Sunday we walked as well. I'm relying on God's word and I know that if I do what it says my mind will be renewed. Oh, I was 138 lbs in this picture. I'll get back to it and lower than that.
Jan. 1 - 161 lbs
Jan. 24 - 152
Feb. 7 - 161.5
Feb. 14 - 163
Feb. 20 - 161.5
Feb. 28 - 163.5
March 7 - 165 lbs