Thursday, March 11, 2010

Heavy Weight Champ

How depressing.  Despite the loud, booming voice screaming inside me, I weighed myself this morning.  Immediately following the weigh-in process I spiraled into a deep sense of disappointment in myself.  It was the largest number that I have seen on the scale.  EVER.  *sigh*.  My drill sergeant husband has been insisting I go to the gym.  Before you get your panties in a wad out of anger at him for making me work-out, it's all in love and in the fact that we've paid for my gym membership all the way through September.  He loves me the way that I am and insists that he doesn't think I need to do anything (I think he's a good liar), but it peeves him to pay for something and not use it.  Too bad I didn't have him with me last year in Lexington when I was paying for a gym membership and was never using it.  I'm thankful for him holding me accountable to my New Years Resolution (be able to run 5 miles regularly).  He insists that working out is the key to losing weight, but after weighing myself this morning, I need more.
I immediately got online and googled everything I could find on Weight Watchers.  My cost conscience husband doesn't want to pay for WW if we don't have to, so I've officially joined the black market world of WW.  That was the first step.
The second step (and what should've been the first) was basking in the thought that God has made me in His image and He loves me exactly as I am.

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27

"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body."
1 Corinthians 6:19-20

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."  Ephesians 2:10

My prayer in all of this is that I don't become obsessed with the idea of a "perfect" body but that I focus my thoughts on how God loves me exactly as He's made me but that I need to honor this temple (my body) by keeping it healthy.  A little fruits, veggies and cardio never hurt anyone...too bad I feel like this is going to be torture ;)
***disclaimer - the number on the scale above does NOT reveal what my actual scale told me this morning***


  1. hey WW buddy! you'll do great! i always forget how difficult it is in the beginning (torture is a good way to describe it) but i've already lost 5 lbs in 2 weeks! you can do it!!!!!

  2. silas said....

    "yo that girl looks HOTT"

    i dunno.. pretty crazy right??


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