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Weigh Down: The Beginning

Posted on Aug 10, 2007 by in Adventure, Blog | 0 comments

So a few years ago my great aunt Katie was in town for my cousins’ wedding and she told me about this thing called the Weigh Down Workshop that had helped her lose over 100 lbs. I thought it was cool, stored the info in my brain, and helped myself to another brownie.

Fast-forward 10 years and diet 78995415412314541202154152

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The key to Weigh Down is to replace food with God. More specifically, replace emotional or boredom eating with God. Eat only when you’re truly hungry and stop when you’re full. Eat what you want, but only what you REALLY want and not over eat what you want. Moderation. What a novel concept!

Here’s hoping that finally I can shed this fat and find the skinny girl inside that I’ve shoved into a corner of my heart and force fed doughnuts all these years. We’ll see how this goes. Don’t worry, I’m not turning my blog into a weight loss diary, but I probably will post occasionally if this goes well.

Pray for me. I’ve battled this my whole life. I was the kid that got asked if I lived in Candy Land because I was bigger than the rest of my class. I was the teenager whose size yo-yo’d all through High School trying to fit in. I’m the adult who’s never had a boyfriend because my size combined with my over-the-top personality scares men away. This is hard for me to say, but for the 2 of you out there who read this, I need your prayers. I know that it is impossible for me to do this alone. I’ve tried that, and look where it’s gotten me. I have no self-control, but I do have a God that wants me to be happy and healthy and who desperately desires that I go to him for fulfillment and not to a cheesecake.

Here goes!

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