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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

After I Lost All That Weight, Am I Skinny Now?

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way for escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

Well, that's a good question. The thing is, I'm about five pounds above my goal weight, but even at goal, I'm never going to be skinny. I look normal for my height. I look and feel healthier. I have leftover bags and bulges and droopy parts that are mostly underneath my clothes, but they keep me from ever being skinny. I'm not sure that's totally true. My bone structure also contributes to that, but do I want to be skinny?

I think that's the better question. In the beginning, I thought my whole life would be better and I would have lots of friends if I were skinny. I have come to find out that skinny isn't where it's at. It's the peace of mind I have when I turn my eating and stress over to my Lord and Savior instead of turning to food. It's the sense of self-esteem that Christ has allowed me to develop that was virtually non-existent, when my life revolved around food and eating instead of turning to Christ.

Do I still struggle with food? That's another good question. I bounce around with the last 10-20 pounds over the years. Satan knows that my weakness is food in times of stress. There are times, I will find myself with a bag of tortilla chips and have downed half a bag before I wonder what I'm doing. Why am I eating all of this when I had a full dinner? That's when God blesses me by allowing me to realize that I'm stressed about something out of my control. Once I'm aware of that, I can turn it over to God's very capable hands. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way for escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

Since this is an example of the positive influence God has made on my overeating, this may not reflect the whole meaning of the Bible verse.



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by: Dr. Mayra I. Alfonso, Your Fitness Physician via You Tube

I have decided to include Weight Loss Tip Videos instead of the Healthy Tips I have been doing prior to this to provide a wide variety of tips for weight loss. See Disclaimer. I, personally, lost the weight through prayer and good nutrition, and do not promote any weight loss gimmicks. Debbie

Disclaimer: Please consult a physician and be prayerful before considering any of the tips presented in these Weight Loss Tips Videos or their ads. I am not responsible for the content of the videos or their ads. Debra Seiling



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