want to be overweight the rest of my life, something had to change. I told God I needed his help and that I would do whatever he showed me to do. Little by little he showed me things that I needed to change; I would change them. Now three years and seventy pounds later I realize that:
I had to admit, to myself and to God that my own ways were not working. Often, I’m guilty of doing the same thing over and over even if it’s not working. In my own simple mind, I think “I know this has not worked the last nine hundred, and ninety nine times but perhaps this time it will work”. I had to get to the time that I could admit that if it didn't work every other time it was still not going to work even if I tried it a gazillion times.
I had to trust God. I had to believe that he knew what was best even if it didn't seem right. There were times I was sure what I was doing to lose weight was crazy. It didn't seem to make sense but looking back I can see that it makes perfect sense.
Little by little with God’s help the weight began to go down. I feel better and look better too, but I had to trust God, hear, and do what he told me. It wasn't easy, but it was worth it.