Tuesday, March 8, 2011

My new plumb line...

I am doing a Beth Moore bible study at my church called "Believing God". This past week's study has been about measuring what we know about God against the Bible. The Bible is our plumb line or measuring tool as we learn about God. Still with me?

Last night was tough. I've gained and lost the same 4 pounds nearly a dozen times in the past month. My weight has fluctuated between 188-192 for over a month. I had a great workout last night, but struggled because when I looked in the mirror I saw a girl that still had so much weight to lose. I don't have a lot to lose, but I still feel huge.

Here's the exciting part......I realized something amazing on my run today- I need to have a healthy living plumb line! This was never about me being skinny and over the past few months I have placed a pressure on myself to be skinny.
Healthy does not equal skinny!
Did you hear that?
Healthy does not equal skinny!

I believe God and I believe that His word is the ultimate authority for my life. Here's what the Bible tells me should be my healthy living plumb line-

- 1 Cor. 10:30 "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."; Am I honoring God with my eating? If I am out of control when it comes to my food choices I am no longer honoring Him.

- 1 Tim. 4:8 "For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come."; There is some value in physical training! Am I fitting in exercise to take care of the body that I've been given? If I am skipping my exercise on a regular basis I am missing the value of physical training.

- 1 Kari 1:1 "You must fit into the height/weight chart at the doctors office"; Ok, maybe I made that one up. :) Today I get it- I should have goals and work hard to reach my goals, but it is way more important to exercise and control my eating than to reach a magic number on a chart. Nowhere in my study have I come across a verse that says "Thou must weight 174 pounds to be healthy". It seems so simple, but is soooo very hard. Today I get it. I am not sure what tomorrow brings, but I now have my healthy living plumb line in which I can measure my success. Am I making healthy food choices? Am I exercising? That's where my success is measured!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful post! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Kari! I appreciate the words you shared.

    Great job on your weight loss!

    Oh, and yes I totally understand about having a place where it's hard to stay on track. I am like that when visiting friends or even eating out. Learning to sip a drink and enjoy the conversation is something I try and do now. It's not always easy...especially when it's your day of "allowance" to eat whatever.

    Have a great weekend!


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On June 19, 2009 I started my weight loss journey. It has become quite the journey! As of today (2-1-11) I have lost 162 pounds and have gained a whole new life. This blog is a continuation of my journey. I hope to inspire and encourage others through my process.