Why do I want to lose weight?

1.  I want to be comfortable in my own skin.  I think like I’m thin and move like I’m thin and feel like the current person I see in the mirror isn’t really me.  (Yes, there’s a skinny person inside me screaming to get out and I can usually shut her up with cookies…chocolate chip ones.)

2.  I know that I am at an unhealthy weight – considered obese on the medical charts.  I cannot live this way for the rest of my life.

3.  I have never been a runner, but I dream of being a runner.  I fantasize about running for a long, long time, in beautiful places and never getting tired.  I literally dream this…  I believe that losing weight will help me become a runner because running will be less painful when I have less to run.

4.  I want to look good for my husband…

5.  I don’t want to be the fat bridesmaid at my friend’s wedding next summer – I know, maybe a little shallow and short-term, but it is a motivating factor.  She is a personal trainer and has a body most would kill for…

6.  I am improving my life in a lot of areas right now (mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health) and this is one area I need help improving.  I want to have a healthy relationship with food and not let it control me.  I have to learn to use food to fuel my body, not just feed it.

7.  I want to be able to use my body for whatever service God calls me to.  I believe the Scripture when it says that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and I want that dwelling place to be well tended.

8.  Food has been my comforter which has prevented me from turning to the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.  I have ignored issues and medicated them with food for too long.  I’m ready to face those things now that I have an outlet and strategy for dealing with them.

9.  I plan to go on a shopping spree when I lose the weight and so new clothes is one of the reasons I want to lose!!  (Better start saving up now!)

10.  It’s time.


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