(Note: After reading a post from http://www.365fitjournal.wordpress.com, I realized this way of eating is stress-free. I haven’t thought about it. Yes, this is stress-free eating. Notice I said eating, not dieting. Thank you 365fitjournal for helping me see this. -She’s eating the same as I am. Check out her blog.)
80 pounds gone! Victory! How can this be? I’m eating regular food. I’m not dieting at all.
— Lord, I’m so amazed at what You’ve done. I stood on the scales last Sunday and had a total weight loss of 80 pounds. You created this miracle in my life. Four years ago, even two years ago, I never thought this was possible.
For the past 41 years, I’ve struggled with my excess weight and dieting. I’ve experienced so many diet failures that I developed a failure complex and considered myself a total failure at life. Now I’m free and I know I’m not a failure.
You did it Lord. You took a huge overweight woman (241 lbs.) created a new creature full of joy and self-confidence. Lord, I have confidence in You and Your delivering power to set us free.
You’re the One that told me to eat only three meals a day and no snacks. You told me to cut my food in half and now look at the results, 80 pounds forever gone.
Yesterday, someone said to me, “If you keep losing weight, you’ll blow away.” Lord, no one has ever said that to me before. Thank you. Amazing.
I don’t have to ever worry about the weight coming back because I’m not on a diet. In the past when I went on a diet, I always gained my weight back plus more when I returned to my normal eating. But I’m eating normal now, just less. Therefore, I won’t gain my weight back. This is stress-free eating.
I haven’t weighed any food, counted any calories, carbs, or servings in two years. I can have desert (small amounts) at each meal. Occasionally I’ve eaten one Hersey’s Kiss for desert after breakfast. Wow! This is stress-free eating.
After eating half a chocolate chip cookie, I decided I didn’t want the Hersey’s chocolate kiss I had. The chocolate in the half cookie was enough to satisfy me. This is stress-free eating.
Once while eating a half of a half Subway, I ate one potato chip and decided I really didn’t want any more. Yes, I can eat just one. This is stress-free eating. They’ve removed Blue Bell ice cream from the store. I didn’t buy more ice cream and binge because my favorite is gone. No, I’ll just wait for it to come back. I know it will. This is stress-free eating.
I’m amazed at the size I can now wear. Yesterday I purchased size 12 capris, size 12 shorts, and even a size 6 jacket. They all fit. It took my breath. Lord, I’m amazed at what You have done. It’s stress-free living when I try on smaller clothes and they actually fit. Amazing.
This is freedom. I’m not on a diet. I’m not in bondage to obesity or diets anymore. You said You came to set us free and I’m free indeed. Stress-free too, over my diet, my size, and my clothes.
Lord this is a miracle. You are healing my body from all those years of self-abuse. Thank you.
How can I ever repay You for the freedom I now have?
My child, I don’t expect repayment. I want your love. I enjoy blessing My children. It brings Me pleasure to reward them for obedience. If only the others still struggling could taste and see that My Presence is sweet and satisfying, then I would set them free too.
My children, come to Me for I offer you freedom.
– – – Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36
– – – My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. Psalm 63:5
– – – Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation. Psalm 68: 19
– – – Because You have been my help. Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. Psalm 63:7