Fat Girl on Weight Loss: Hunger, Thirst, and Eating God

I implemented my first step, drink 8-10 glasses of water a day, a few days ago. Five pounds quickly dropped from the scale. I must’ve been thirsty, my body holding on to as much water as it could, and I interpreting it as hunger.

As I am choosing some healthy habits, I’ve noticed something. It is a constant battle. I have a default that wants to put off what I should be doing and curl up in front of the computer with a sugar and cream laden cup of coffee, and maybe a scone.

But I didn’t need coffee or scones, I needed water.

There is another thing. There is another hunger that is not for bread alone. When it is filled, there is strength for every fleshly battle.

I am a little wary of “Christian” weight loss plans. I’ve been there, and seen it devolve into a crazy idols of works/righteousness.  I am not talking about that, but about meeting a real spiritual need that my flesh runs from.

My second healthy resolve is to make sure I consider devotional time as important as eating.

Taken from John 6, NIV

Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” 30 So they asked him, “What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? 31 Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’  32 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34 “Sir,” they said, “from now on give us this bread.”  35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.  36 But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.  39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day

Stay tuned for posts on: Eat those Veggies! , Move it to Lose it, and Don’t be a White Girl:We don’t want no Stinking Crackers (on limiting sugars and cutting out white flour), as well as updates on if this is working.


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