When I was fat, I used to look at those who were thin and healthy and wish I was, too! Looking at them was proof that it was possible, but the reflection in the mirror, the reality of how much weight I had to lose, and the fact that I didn't want to stop eating and drinking unhealthy foods and beverages made losing weight seem like an unattainable pipe dream.
Since God has delivered me from the sin of gluttony, I have met others along the way who felt the way I used to, but they were looking at me. At 89 pounds lost, someone wished they could lose that much weight, and they would have been satisfied. At that point I was a size 14. At 99 pounds lost, I was told by overweight women that I didn't need to lose any more weight, and they would be happy to be that size again. I wore a size 12.
It was the same as I slimmed down even more. At every level, I met someone who would have been more than happy to switch places with me, and I wasn't done yet. I'm telling you this not to brag, but to ENCOURAGE YOU! I know from your perspective losing 25 pounds is a good thing, but it's nothing compared to the 250 you still have left to lose. CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE! Somebody else has to start from 375 and losing 25 pounds seems impossible to them. They'd gladly take your place!
Focusing on how far you have left to travel in order to reach your health and fitness goals is one of the enemy's best weapons to get you to quit! God has brought you this far, He won't leave you in the middle of the journey! He'll take you all the way to the Promised Land of Healthy and Fit for Life, but you must take up your spiritual weapons and conquer the enemy inhabiting the land promised to you! The way to defeat him is to have a grateful heart for every inch removed from your waistline, every ounce lost, and every pound lighter you become! Every day that you resist the urge to give in to a trigger or otherwise stick to your plan to become free of the eating disorder plaguing your life is a VICTORY OVER THE ENEMY! Like the 10th leper in Luke 17:11-19, you should run back to Jesus and say, "Thank You! If I never lose another pound, I'm grateful for what You've already done!" Have a praise party for every eating disorder milestone you reach! God is pleased when you have a heart which overflows with thanksgiving when He blesses you, and it makes Him want to shower down more blessings upon you. So praise Him now for such as it is and on credit for what's to come!
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Ann Wooten Taylor
Ann is an attorney who has been licensed to practice law in the State of Arkansas since 2004, practicing in the areas of child abuse and neglect, special education, and unemployment insurance law. Mrs. Taylor is also the C.E.O. of Eating as an Act of Worship Ministries and a Christian author. Her first non-fiction, Christian book entitled, "Eating as an Act of Worship Workbook" was published and released by Life to Legacy Publishing in 2015. Her second book, the "Eating as an Act of Worship Teacher's Edition" was published and released in December 2016.