Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fit Bit ( Resist too many sweets)

Fit Bit (Resist too many sweets)
Good morning, yesterday I had dinner with a dear friend of mine.  She asked me, “Kimberly, you have lost weight, how have you done it?”  I responded,  “I have limited my sweets. “  The other day at work, a gal who is at her ideal body weight pushed away from additional sweets, she said her rule is one treat per meal.  I know with my gluttonous thinking that could equal two really big treats but her treats were clearly just enough to satisfy the treat craving.

When I am walking in victory it is because I have limited my exposure to the temptation in the first place.  When I am facing my temptation, I simply say NO.  I say NO immediately to myself when the initial thought crosses my mind.  If I do that I don’t continue to nurture the temptation and I move on to other thoughts.  If I do not take control of the initial temptation, pretty soon I am doing the very thing I didn’t want to do.

Today be encouraged to say NO immediately when you are tempted to do something you don’t really want to do.

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Be fit and be blessed,


This link is to “Slow Fade”.  We all have temptations that we need to say no to, sweets are a great example of little things we nurture that eventually destroy us.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Fit Bit ( Staying the Course)

Fit Bit (Staying the Course)

This is Lent.  I have managed to change some habits over the course of the years during Lent.  I am successful when I chose one particular thing and give that up as an act of sacrifice and praise to God for a 40- day period of time.  Things I have given up; artificial sweeteners, flavored creamers, ice cream, cheese and soda.    Now that I look at my list I realize I have actually only given up a couple of those things long term.  I guess I am not doing as well as I thought.  Isn’t that the way it is for most of us?  We desire a health habit change but the long-term follow through is difficult.  This year I originally I picked a couple different things I wanted to do for God this Lent season.  My goals were vague; limit my sugar and ice cream and be more responsible with my spending.  With these vague goals I have already failed miserably.  Today I am regrouping and trying to “Stay the Course”.  Will you join me?  My new plan of attack is to be thankful, put God first and sacrifice sugar aside from my 1/2 Cup of ice cream at night.  I also need to figure out a spending plan, but haven’t nailed that down yet.  Mainly I desire to honor God this Lent season.  Do you?

“Staying the Course” in order to achieve our goals we need to have them clearly defined, manageable and be accountable.  Jesus is with us 24/7.  He knows our every thought and every hair on our heads.  He truly is our most effective and best accountability partner.  Ask Him in, Stay the course.

Colossians 3:23  “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”

Be fit and be blessed,