Compromising the Diet Fix — 9 Comments

  1. Congratulations on your weight loss! Janis, I’ve recently gotten the fire reignited in me as it comes to taking charge of my health so I can relate to this on so many levels.

  2. Thank you for this message, Janis. I need all the help I can get. It encourages me that you have been successful, but also that you have been honest about your struggle!

  3. I’m very excited to hear about your weight loss success. I lost 35 pounds several years ago – (when you saw me, I was at my maintenance weight, and loving it) – but since moving up here, I’ve gained most of it back.

    I feel awful – both psychologically and physically.

    And yes, it’s much the same way when I neglect my spiritual life. When I’m not in the Word, or praying as much, or seeking fellowship, I get a little spiritually *flabby*.

    I am asking the Lord to give me discipline in both my lifestyle and my faith journey. I don’t have good will power. And so, I need His strength to be a good disciple.


  4. I so agree — I think health is so important. It’s a way we honor God with the gift He has given us. I struggled so much with my weight until I was 23ish — I wanted to be healthy so I could have a healthy pregnancy. It took a lot of work — God has to teach me about why I had the eating habits I did and bring healing to those places. Then, finding exercise I loved also helped. What I have realized is that the process of losing weight is not just physical. It is an emotional and spiritual journey as well.

  5. Congratulations on your weight loss and journey to a healthier you, Janis. That is so wonderful. That verse from 1 Corinthians always convicts me. I’ve struggled with an eating disorder for many years which means I am not honoring God with my body. It’s a journey for me too. Instead of good and bad days, it’s more like good weeks and one bad day. The grip is loosening. Thank you for the inspiration here and always wonderful to have you join us for Three Word Wednesday. I’m sorry for my delay in getting by.

  6. Congrats on the weight loss! I’ve been in a similar boat with “lifestyle changes.” But it’s been encouraging to watch the pounds slip off — I’ve lost 20 since February!

    Thank you for the reminder and the encouragement to stay on the narrow path.

    • Hi Janelle, Congratulations on your weight loss! My goal was to hit 20lbs by mid-June but I didn’t meet that goal. So I’m continuing on. That was only a mid point goal anyway. More to lose in the months ahead.
      Looking forward to your post on Monday!
      Blessings, Janis