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Jen U.
Need prayer to break addictive cycle, food.


I have surrendered all of my weight loss issues to God, I can't do this alone, please pray for me and for others who may be experiencing this addiction.


I have been battling weight gain and weight loss for years as long as I can remember. I regularly attend church and love to worship God. I am having a hard time losing weight and keeping it off. I exercise 6 days a week, swim aerobics and attend a gym regularly.I follow a healthy diet plan and still am having a hard time losing weight. I need more energy to meet the demands of my busy work and family schedule. I am often times ashamed of me appearance. I am a social worker and deal with a lot of stress. I would like prayer to overcome my weight issues. Please pray for me and others who are dealing with weight loss issues. Thank-you and may God bless you for your wisdom and kind thoughts.
Thank-you!

 
lloydjen -5/7/2005
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roaming2736
4/7/2006 01:42

Dear Lord,
I'm not sure of Jen U.'s current situation, but You know Lord. Please protect Jen U., her family, and other people who are trying to manage their weight from harm. Strengthen their will and courage to face their everyday struggles. Show them Your love and comfort them. Pour out Your blessings on these people. Bless their finances so that they can afford to pay their bills, any medical treatments and enjoy life. Bless them in their employment and educational endeavours. Bless them with good friends, surround them with kind and encouraging people. Heal their bodies and minds of whatever ails them, make them well and healthy. Heal their body and mind from their food addiction. Please strengthen their self-esteem and their love for Your Lord. Bless their relationships. Thank you Lord. I pray this in Jesus' name, amen.

Hi Jen, I have been overweight for nearly 25 years (currently about 50kg overweight) - so I can relate to your story. It's great that you exercise, remember that muscle weighs more than fat - so don't just rely on the scales to reveal weight loss - you could be losing inches and weigh a little bit more because of good muscle tone. Being fit is as important as being at a healthy weight. Please don't be hard on yourself.

Do you have time / money to do a personal deportment / grooming course? Or borrow a book / video on the subject from the library or your local dvd/video shop. Have you had a recent check-up with your doctor? If you need more energy, you might be lacking in iron or your thyroid might have a problem. Your doctor can check that out for you. Take care.

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kathee11
10/23/2007 17:08

Jen,

Dealing with a lot of stress causes all kinds of medical issues. I do understand how hard it is not to get stressed over work and other aspects of life. A little stress is fine, but too much is harmful in many ways. I also understand of being ashamed of your appearance sometimes, but, please, try not to focus on the surface. God loves us for our souls, not how we look. People who are caring and loving see beyond appearance, too. I know that's easy to say and hard to believe, but it is true.

I pray that God helps you find ways to ease away the stress and gain serenity. May God help you lose weight and keep it off so you may be healthier. God bless you, Jen. Take care.


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