How does your spirituality play a part in your weight loss?

Because of back injury, (or at least that’s the excuse I’ve used), I have gained 12 pounds. It seems to be such a struggle to eat healthy when I am unable to exercise. Why must the two go hand in hand for me to be successful.

Honestly, I am so tired of being unable to lose weight and keep it off. I am frustrated with my stress eating and my grief eating. Not be a very religious person, I never considered asking God for help. I always thought that eating and exercise was about discipline and self control. I’ve failed so many times and to my credit, I keep trying. But I’m ready to get it right and I know that if there is anyone or anything that could help me battle my stress, grief and cravings, it is God.

I must admit that my boyfriend has a lot to due with helping me acknowledge that I have a spiritual hunger as well as physical and that I need to “eat”. I’ve failed so many times on this journey without considering my spirituality, that I’ve decided it’s time.

And so today, I woke up and said this it. It’s is time to start learning why food is such a battle for me. And I will be using the Bible and prayer to help me change my eating.

“Made to Crave: 21 Day Challenge

Has food become more about frustration than fulfillment? Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. In this 21-day challenge, you will be equipped with scripture and brief devotionals, helping you take your next step today.”

This challenge is located on my Holy Bible App if anyone wants to download and start the journey. I will also try to blog about what I took from each lesson.

Now don’t get me wrong. I still want to lose weight to look great and be healthy. I’m just accepting that I need to grow in mind, body and spirit to be successful. It’s a more difficult life to live, but the outcome has to be more rewarding than the path I’ve taken in the past. Stay tuned.

~ Valencia

2 Responses to “How does your spirituality play a part in your weight loss?”
  1. Hippie says:

    that “a remnant of that bunch will be added to the Church”. That is happening now, but in the future, there is a promise by God that cannot be spiritualized in Ezk.37:21-22. God says Israel. He does not say the Church.The only reason that Gentiles are saved is to make the Jews jealous, Ro.11:11. And of course, because of His grace and mercy in election and predestination.Jer.31:31-40 tells the story of Israel’s future. Also, Ezk.37:23-28 is still future.Heb.8:7-13 is also still future.In these passages, as well as the passage in Zechariah, God says Israel. If He wanted to say the Church, I think He would have written it that way. Heb.8:11 says they(the Jews) will all know the Lord. Just hasn’t happened yet. All of the Jews do not know the Lord.We have been grafted in to the New Covenant and Ro.11:25-36 tells of Israel’s future.Paul goes into the Old Testament to make his points here in Ro.9-11.The Body of Christ is being formed since Jesus returned to heaven, and it consists of Jew and Gentile. But a time of Jacob’s trouble is coming and after that, at the Second Coming, when the Deliverer comes out of Zion, those who were elected from the Jews for salvation, will be saved, Ro.11:26-27.By the way, taken in context that Scripture in 1Cor. does not prove anything that has to do with this discussion.I will be very interested to see what you have to say about the above mentioned Scriptures. Will you please explain according to what they say?Thanks for letting me comment.Grace and peace to you.Pam

  2. Happy says:

    Thank you for the videos. I am really loving the personal feeling with Creative Dream TV. I have recently put my tag of “Survivor Extraordinaire” on the back burner and am now embracing “Unstoppable Woman” as part of myself. Things do take time and sometimes I hate that part – the waiting, the pushing, the whole everything happens in its own time- but it is a part of life. It took me 2 years to get peer programs launched in my area and now they are really taking off and fully supported by others as a valued aspect of healing. I am even being asked to help develop another one for our emergency shelter. It is still not paying due to funding cutbacks, but I had to stop and think about that. Did I want money- was that going to fill me up ? Or did I want what we have now – which is more people getting the support they need to thrive after abuse ? Its all about the self worth and no the money isn’t going to fill me up, doing what I love does that 🙂 I still believe one day I will make money doing what I love, until then… well I just keep going, because I love it and its the right thing for me. ❤ xoxoLisa Lynn

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