My personal connection to Mark 8:35-36 and my 1-day weight loss glory!
Date: 3/8/2009 11:36:02 AM ( 13 y ) ... viewed 1436 times
First things first, I gotta start off by being completely honest. Last night I ate...a lot. Yesterday was extremely difficult for me and so I made myself the deal that if I could wait until the sun had set, I could count it as my day one still. I did that and so now today is day 2 for me.
Church was quick today since our pastor was unexpectantly absent. The Worship Assistant gave our sermon and she talked specifically about Mark 8:35 "For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life, for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it". She talked about how our reward is in heaven and how being a Christian is not an easy task. For me, I'm going on 21 in May and the friends I keep only very passively believe in God at all. Christianity is unpopular. And thats very lonely. I feel very alone and it's so hard for me to as Jesus to come fill that void.
If you asked me what I wanted I would probably tell you that I want to be in love again. The last time I was I broke my vow of abstinence. I would say that I want to eat and drink. My eating habits have cost me my wellness and self-esteem and the last time I drank I once again broke my vow of abstinence and felt 3x more alone by the next day. This brings me to verse 36... "For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life?" I see what my wants and my desires have cost me. Now is the time for me to reclaim my life.
Physically I'm doing fine. I said that I ate last night, it was nachos, a taco, and fiesta potatoes from Taco Bell, some potato chips, and a slice of pizza. Horrible, I know. I managed to drink about 40 ounces of water. Friday I got in 64 and today I'm only at 8 so I have some work to do in that department.
The best news is I weighed myself this morning, 3 times, to be sure and I lost 4.8 lbs! I might continue to eat after the sun sets as a transition but still count these as days that I have not eaten and devoted myself to prayer. I will definitely stop that before my weight loss drops below 2 lbs. per day. I smell sausage cooking in the kitchen so I'm going to go upstairs and read my book...
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