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Now, I have had a love, love relationship with food most of my life. I am thankful for the high metabolism I had through high school and college. I could eat grown men under the table while still staying fairly slender.
I have never been stick thin, but rather smack dab in the middle of my healthy weight. Now granted from my height, that range is from 144-172 pounds. It is nice being tall.
Then I got pregnant. Unexpectedly. I pretty much cried and ate ice cream for the first three months. I was lonely, newly married, and pregnant. I found comfort in food. I mean after all, I couldn’t drink!!
So, I packed on 50 pounds with pregnancy number 1. Lost 30 and decided to go for round 2. Gained 50 again. I mean, I might as well be consistent! I have lost 20. Then 10 more. Then gained 10 back. Lost 10. Gained 15. Lost 20. You get it. The love, hate relationship started.
That metabolism of my teens and twenties is gone. I can make every excuse not to work out or eat healthy. I mean, I deserve to gorge myself on fries and sit on my toosh all night after commuting, working, commuting, cooking, homework, bedtime stories…we have all been there.
Then in January, I committed to myself to listening only to Christian music on the way to and from work. I needed to utilize the 2-3 hours I am in the car more. I thought more time reflecting on God’s word might do me some good.
So, one day on K-Love, Lysa TerKeurst was on talking about her struggles. As she talked, I felt like she was reading my mind. I instantly googled Lysa and her book. When I started reading a few of the chapter titles:
But Exercise Makes Me Want to Cry
This Isn’t Fair!
The Curse of the Skinny Jean
I knew that this book might just be the inspiration I need to once and for all stop making excuses about my “baby” weight I have been carrying around for four years.
For finding someone who gets it, can speak to me the way I need spoken to, and bring God into the struggle, I am thankful.