Do you struggle with your weight or how your feel about your weight?
In college, I put on the "freshmen 15" plus a little more.....my weight was constantly a yo-yo-ing struggle during that time period
.....it probably had something to do with the unlimited ice cream and dessert bar every night!
I lost the weight after college, but really began to worry again with my first pregnancy....how would I deal with
watching the pounds pack on again? Would it be difficult to lose them?
Even now....being only 8 pounds off of my high school weight, I still wage a mental battle when I eat
desserts or indulge....I'm almost 40...will there be any point at which weight and the "are my jeans tight or did they just come out of the drier?" mentality factor into whether it's a good or bad day??
My good friend, Dee, has addressed these issues in her new book.....
Here's a little excerpt from Dee.....and keep reading.....she's giving some of her books away!!!
I saw this photo today and it struck me…this is why I wrote the book. Because as far back as I
can remember the scale and my body image have been my enemy.
It’s time to take back what the Enemy has stolen from us. Our true identity is in Christ. We don’t need to be obsessed with being a certain size or give into being overweight and unhealthy.
Believe it or not there is a healthy, peaceful, spacious place we can live in.
I will be glad and rejoice in your love, for you saw my affliction and knew the anguish of my soul. You have not handed me over to the enemy but have set my feet in a spacious place. ~Psalm 31:7-8
Too many of us have given up on that. We feel like we have been handed over to the enemy of food, overindulgence, lack of exercise and that there is nothing that can be done about it. We forget that He sees our affliction and He has set our feet in a spacious place. The battle has already been won for us if we would just believe it and start living it.
I hope today you feel some empowerment. It doesn’t need to be that same crazy cycle you have been riding for years. It is time to take back the victory over food, weight, and body image that is already yours. .
This book is not going to be your typical 21 days to a better body or the 21 day diet. This book is going to be a book about balance. Some of you may turn the last page and be on the path to a healthier thinner you but for some of you, you will turn the last page and go sit down and have a piece of cake.
See, beauty and the struggle with it goes far deeper than the outside appearance. So some days are going to have us look deep within ourselves and some days are going to be about healthy changes that will affect our health and body size.
This journey will not be about achieving perfection but finding peace. You see perfection is impossible to attain and even if we found some semblance of it before we even got to enjoy it, it would be gone. Peace on the other hand can be lasting. At the turn of the last page I hope that beast within is tamed. That you know your true worth and value and that beauty is about far more than outward appearance.
Dee would like to give away 3 copies of her book Beauty and the Beast Within
to Thrifty Decorating readers......
Just leave me a comment for a chance to WIN!
If you would like to purchase the ebook, Dee is offer a discount of
50% off with the code tamethebeast.
The giveaway will end Sunday evening!
Thanks, Dee, for sharing your heart and your wisdom!