"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Saturday, July 31, 2010

July Weigh-In

It's the last day of July and here are my stats:

Today's weight: 201.0
Loss/Gain: + 0.5 from last month and +2.0 from a few weeks ago.
Total Loss So Far: -30 lbs.

This has been a weird month for me. It started off great and then I got into a funk, or got busy or I'm not sure what. I've learned some more about myself and why I fight this eating healthy thing. While I'm a bit sad I didn't lose five pounds this month I can be grateful that I'm seeing emotions for what they are and learning how to deal with them.

I think I can sum up some of what I'm learning in a scripture that I've really taken to heart lately. I've memorized it and am learning to apply it to my weight loss journey.

"All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any." 1 Cor.6:12 KJV

The NIV translation makes it a little more understandable:

"Everything is permissible for me"--but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"--but I will not be mastered by anything."

Also, I saw this t-shirt at the Christian bookstore a couple of days ago and thought it fits me perfectly in regards to my weight loss journey. Thank you so much for your patience everyone! I will win this battle. :)


  1. What a great place you are in dealing with emotions and I am sure thoughts too, I am slowly coming to the place where I know that I must not allow food to control me...for some reason a food addiction is like the acceptible addiction in society. Noone ever said to me "Christine, you know you are abusing your body by overeating"...I probably would not have listened but God is changing that now, Thankfully!

    Blessings to you Leah!

  2. Love the verse and the shirt! Next month will be a better one for you...you have come such a long way in this month, as weird as you think it has been, I think its been one of tremendous growth for you. I cannot wait to see what happens now!

  3. I love that t-shirt!!!!

    It's a journey...it's a journey. Some paths may need to be repeated.

  4. I think that the changes you and your husband are in agreement on is a huge victory this month. I love that you cleaned out your pantry on the other post - great job!

    I love that scripture and use it when I teach my class.