How do you feel when you start a weight loss plan?
I always felt angry. I would think about the people who were not satisfied with me as I was and, yes, I resented them! It just wasn’t fair that I be deprived because other people had unrealistic expectations for me. I’m more than my body aren’t I? Shouldn’t people love me as I am?
I’m guessing that’s pretty typical thinking — and I was happy when realized that I could abandon that anger. You can break out of the anger thought-patterns, too, because now you are not depriving yourself. You are being good to you! You don’t have to lose weight to make someone else happy. You are eating right so you can feel great and do the things that are important to you.
And you are not doing silly things on a short term basis to get some quick results. You are doing smart things and getting your body to work with you to give you benefits for the rest of your life.
Your body looks just fine. You just want to make it last as long as you live. So don’t be mad and don’t feel deprived. Your smart eating plan is not a penance, but a gift to yourself, and a way of glorifying God!
Eating to live and living for Christ,
Susan Jordan Brown