Failure & God Given Victory – 42 Years of Struggle

20130411-094416.jpgFinally reached the unreachable, achieved the unachievable. Lord, that’s 94 pounds lost. After 42 years of dieting struggles, obesity, and always a sense of failure, I finally saw that magic number of victory on those scales. No matter how much weight I lost or how many times I tried, I’ve never reached this goal. Therefore I’ve always felt like a failure.

I’ve maintained a 90+lb. weight loss for a year and a half now. Just figured given my age, this goal given in the past was unrealistic, so in my mind I dismissed it. After all You’ve already accomplished in my life, I wasn’t even trying for that goal. Now look at what You’ve done.  I can finally say I’ve reached the unreachable, and achieved the unachievable. Lord, I know that without You, it would’ve never happened. Thank you, my Lord. I bow before You in adoration and gratefulness.

All my life this magical number who promised happiness and victory was in the background taunting me with its voice of accusation and failure. No matter my achievements, 3.7 GPA at graduation with a B. S. in Education, superior evaluations on my job as a Special Education teacher, or even writing a book,  I still felt like a failure. This failure to achieve that magic number on my scales determined my confidence and self- image. It was always there in the background, “No matter what you do, you’ll never make this goal. Failure, failure, failure.”

In 1974,  I was given this goal by the leader of a paid weight loss organization. Back then I  had only 27 pounds to lose from 174. What happened? How did I reached the obesity stage of 241, 94 pounds overweight ? Now, finally at age 63, praise God, that goal was achieved. Wow!

Yes He did it! http://talkingtomyweightlosscounselor.com/2015/06/14/he-did-it-wow/

Thank you for helping me Lord. I feel like a walking, talking miracle. Never in my life did I ever think this was possible.  I’m amazed. In my 60’s, after menopause,  with low thyroid, 94 pounds are banished from my body. I’m a new creature. Lord, You re-created me. Amazing.

How I used to look, weighing 241 lbs.
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Now I’m a new creature- re-created by God.

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I will never lay aside your laws, for you have used them to restore my joy and health.  Psalm 119:93 TLB

I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life. Psalm 119:93 NKJV

The earnest prayer of a righteous man has great power and wonderful results. James 5:16 TLB

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV

 

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Ya’ll have a great day! God’s Victory to you, my friend!