The Skinny on My Recovery as a Starving Glutton
It almost started all over again. I was at the gym for a weigh-in this week, and I weighed in alright. Each measurement that sized me up screamed the same condemning message in my ear: Christy, you are a tub-o-lard and that is all you will ever be.
In the following goal-planning session, the coach asked me how I would achieve my weight loss goals. Of course, I told her, ”I will have to be disciplined and make good choices!” But inside my cynical mind, I thought Christy, you will be FAT forever. It doesn’t matter what you do.
In that moment, a familiar spiritual battle exploded in my head. It’s one I’ve been fighting ever since I realized I’m not a super model and I wouldn’t ever measure up—literally—to our culture’s standard of beauty. I was doing okay for a while, until being declared “officially obese” at that weigh-in. My spirit was thrown right back into the old struggle with food…
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Great post, Christy. I’m going to add your blog to my list of favorites on my blog. I’ll also be praying for you. God bless.
Thank you for partnering with me in prayer and for helping share a story God wrote into my life so that He will receive glory! It means a lot! 😊
Although I do not share your faith, I understand your message. It’s important to love yourself and believe in yourself with grace not destroy your efforts with negativity (although I know it’s hard). Thank you so much for linking up in the Sweet Saturday linkup 🙂
And thank you for having me! I didn’t have a recipe, lol but I thought that might help whoever baked your awesome looking cookies! 😉 Nice to make a new connection! Thanks for stopping by! 😊
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I love your fun, open honest style of writing. I know I’ll be back!