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

Friday, April 22, 2011

Weigh-In ... Power to Overcome

Today's Weight: 181 . 5
Loss/Gain: - 1 . 5 lbs.
Total Loss So Far: -49 . 5 lbs

More than the miracle that I've finally seen a loss for the first time in almost a month is that TOM arrived yesterday. So, I saw a loss AND it was during PMS... funny. :)

Speaking of funny... yesterday I was in Sam's Club and the cashiers were discussing one of them needing her break to "do her thing". Being the outgoing sort I am, we were also chatting a bit and the one who needed the break says, in response to the "do her thing" comment, "I'm embarrassed to say it, but I smoke." To which I responded, "I eat. We all have our issues." We all laughed a bit chatted a little more.

As I finished paying I walked a little closer to the smoker and shared this, "I've lost 50 pounds and it's taken me almost two years." She ooh'd and wow'd, but I continued, "It's been the hardest thing for me and has really showed me that we all have struggles. It's given me a new respect for those trying to break a habit like smoking."

She nodded and, unfortunately, I saw a customer coming so I had to cut it short and leave her with, "Yes, sometimes it takes nothing short of a miracle."

And a miracle is exactly what I want to leave you with today.

It's Good Friday and the day we can remember the miracle of Jesus Christ's willingness to give himself to pay the price for our sins, yes even the sin of gluttony. Yet, he didn't just die, but he rose again.

Matthew 28:6 says, "He is not here, he is risen, just as he said.."

Jesus' death and resurrection not only paid the price for all of our sins, but it gave us the power to overcome anything life throws at us.

"But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." - 1 Cor. 15:57

This, my blogland friends, includes the power to overcome an addiction to food, or cigarettes or whatever struggle you find hard to break in your life. You don't have to do it alone. Jesus is the answer for whatever need you have, and I can tell you in the many years I've spent living for Him he has never let me down.

I pray you all have a blessed Easter weekend. If you do not know Christ personally I also pray that over this weekend you'll consider the truth behind what I say. God is faithful and he will hear anyone who cries out to him.


  1. Amen!

    Jodie (biggerthanababyelephant.blogspot.com)

  2. Yeah on the loss.

    Hope the next month is good for both of us!