The Skinny On Weight Loss: How I Learned To Be Spirit-Filled, Not Food-Filled

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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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Article as seen on Shattered Magazine.

Photo Credit Creation Swap, Elizabeth Spencer, Fixing Your Eyes on Jesus

5 thoughts on “The Skinny On Weight Loss: How I Learned To Be Spirit-Filled, Not Food-Filled

  1. 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 🙂


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