As some of you know, I started taking off this “baby weight” a few months ago by using LA Weightloss. I was having success and loving life, when the LA Weightloss center CLOSED its doors. Since then, I have been pushing along by myself. It is soo much harder for me to go it alone, so this morning I headed to Weight Watchers to find that much needed accountability.
I have always loved the start of school, and this morning felt like I was beginning again. New materials, new information, and new goals and dates to put in my calendar 🙂 I love the new addition of the etools where I can track all my points and use their references on line. very fun!
The only drawback is the worldview that often accompanies programs like this. Today, we brainstormed ways that we could put ourselves first, or as her campaign-themed material said,”Vote for myself”. I know many of you will think ”how true” it is that women don’t value themselves or that they don’t do anything for themselves, but rather give all they have to their children, husbands, or others. But the idea of putting myself first is contrary to what our Lord says is the best way to live life. Looking out for myself first, putting myself at the center of my day, is the worst way for me to evaluate my experience. Me-centeredness is what gets me into messes to begin with.
I would rather like to think of being a good steward, than putting myself first. God has given me this body, these children, this husband, and this life. I am called to be a help meet to my husband, a mother to these children, and a part of people’s lives in our church and world. How do I do that the best? only by being at my best. How can I have the energy to do these things? only if I am a good steward of my body. I have a call to handle the gifts that I have been given with care and I see taking the time for Weight Watchers as one of the ways to do that.
So be my accountability and challenge me to be all that I can for the glory of God. I am going to need the encouragement along the way!