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Fat Friday

I shall call this post Fat Friday, because I went back to Weight Watchers last night, weighed in, and gasped in horror as the lady behind the desk stuck the sticker with my weight on my new tracker journal and quietly showed me my starting point. Bless her heart, her hand was shaking as she handed it to me, which gave me pause. Was she scared to show me my weight for fear of my reaction? Hhmmm. Then I looked at the numbers on my tracker.

Oh. My. Goodness. Seriously?

I weigh more than my husband did at our wedding! Grrrr. I had lost a lot of weight 2 years ago on WW and kept it off for 1/2 a year, but this last year, with all the drama and changes in my life, I put it all back on, plus 10 pounds!! Double grrrr.

So why do I eat in my emotional distress? Why do I turn to food for comfort or reward? Why can’t God be my reward? He should be my comfort and my helper in my battle with my weight. I feel it is more of a submission thing, I suppose. Am I really submitting everything to God, including my weight? What else am I clinging to in stubbornness?

So, my friends, I am going to lose this roll of flab that has been hanging over my belt and bugging the fire out of me. It’s so sad when all your pants are getting to tight! Even my cranky pants are snug as a bug!

So wish me luck. Or better yet pray for me this week. I’m gonna be HUNGRY as my stomach begins to shrivel up a bit.

24 thoughts on “Fat Friday”

  1. I'll be praying for you, and you could certainly pray for me too in this regard. It's an ongoing battle — always. I like to think of my body as God's temple through which to work, and that sometimes helps me choose food wisely if I really concentrate on that belief.

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  2. Hi Sherrinda –

    WW's is a good program. My friend is losing weight on it, but plans to go on their maintenance regime when she achieves her goals.

    When I was younger, I had trouble gaining an ounce. Now, I put on weight to fast for comfort. Next time I go to put a cookie in my mouth, I'll think twice.

    Blessings,
    Susan πŸ™‚

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  3. I'll definitely be praying for you Sherrinda. This has been a task for me this summer as well and I know how you feel. Eating is a comfort–it's especially hard as a stay-at-home mom and a writer. Lots of sitting, lots of time close to the kitchen. It's a struggle, but you can do it!

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  4. it's just the ketchup. step away from the ketchup.

    i'm in the same boat. the baby just put on a few extra lbs (okay, a lot, and i'm on workout week 7 of working out 6 days a week. i've only lost 5 of these evil lbs. in SEVEN weeks! i guess it's the whole “harder to lose weight when you're older” thing?

    anyway…good luck on this new leaf.
    jeannie
    Where Romance Meets Therapy

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  5. Oh, Sherrinda, I do the same thing when I am stressed or upset or cranky or tired or… enough!
    I will pray for you; can you pray for me, too?
    If only you hadn't posted that beautiful photo of food!!!
    Pop over to my blog today and pick out the prize you won– and don't worry, it's not food!
    Love, Jen

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  6. I am telling you that I have fought a weight problem all my life and I know for sure the more you lose the more you will gain. I was jut watching Opera on TV and with all her trainers and the money she could ever need, she has gained her weight back. I have stopped trying at age 66 I know that it is a battle that can not be won. I try to watch what I eat because I have dibetics but I am still fat and always will be unless my health really gets bad.

    mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

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  7. I feel for you, Sherrinda. I worked two years to lose my forty-something spread. Not an easy task. Now I work to maintain the more youthful figure I worked so hard to regain.

    I saw some great pics of you on Facebook yesterday. I think you may see yourself differently than we do.

    And as for inner beauty, you've got tonz of that. πŸ™‚

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  8. Thanks, Heather! I'm gonna need lots of prayer!

    Tabitha, I share my cranky pants with Krista, so I thought I'd borrow her Fat Friday title. πŸ™‚

    Jessica! YES!!! See the above comment!!!!

    Jill, I need to start a workout regime, but thought I would start this WW thing first. Don't want to overwhelm myself, you know!

    Eileen, I cannot imagine you having trouble in this area! But truly seeing myself through spiritual eyes should help me focus better, I think. Great idea!

    Susan!!! Me too! My mom used to make me milk shakes in the mornings WITH whipping cream to make me gain weight, but I never did! Now I love sweets and put on the weight like nobody's business!

    Cindy, being home is not all that good for me either. I ate alot over the summer…not a great thing to do!

    Jeannie!!! You crack me up! I totally understand! Pregnancy did it for me too on the last one….and the age factor is HUGE! When I hit my late 30's the weight started really sticking to me. UGH!

    Krista!!! We sooooo CAN do it! Did you read comment #2?

    Jeanette, you certainly don't look like your a stress eater! You look amazing! (I was so excited to win something on your blog!!! Thank you!)

    Edna, I have heard that it is a battle to not put on the weight back (and then some) after you lose, but I hope I am exception this time. I really want to learn to make a new lifestyle.

    Keli, you are sweet, sweet, sweet! You probably saw some pics of me a couple of years ago when I had lost my 40 pounds. I am tall…5'9″, so I can carry alot of weight without it looks too bad, but I see the pictures…I know I am growing. πŸ™‚
    How do you manage to keep your weight off???

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  9. Jody, I'm sure your disciplined nature keeps you fit. πŸ™‚

    Katie, thanks for the prayers. I am so over the tight pants!

    T. Anne, Oh my! I sure don't want to lose weight that way! I work in a school and am going to get my flu shot next week!

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  10. I know girl, I have the same problem. I put a prayer request about it at church. I lost alot of weight a couple of years ago as well and then put it back on – plus more. I struggle with the whole emotional eating issue as well. It is really hard because it is more of a mental thing to me. I can say that prayer has changed things though, beacuse I don't like to eat the things that I used to all like that anymore. It is a process, but you CAN do it! You just have to find a different way to channel your emotions. I am praying and trying to learn how to do this as well. Well keep you im my prayers and since I am late on this post, I see that you have already lost 6.4 lbs… so God is working for ya! Yay! :o)

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