Monday, June 15, 2009

The Wait Loss Rollercoaster

Sometimes I feel like I am at the point of the roller coaster ride where after tons of loops and turns and amazing momentum, I've slowly inched to the top of a large hill and am anxiously waiting, and waiting, and waiting for it to drop down again. I started this particular weight loss ride close to a year ago, and have steadily lost until about 6 weeks or so ago when I inched up to the infamous plateau. Having lost 85 pounds already, I wondered how long it would take to start moving toward the last 70 pounds again.
It would have been nice if it was simply a plateau, where I just sat at the same weight for a short period of time. Nope. I actually gained about 5 pounds. So, I re-evaluated what I was doing. I realized that I had gotten sloppy in a lot of areas. I was sloppy with my eating, not paying as close attention or being as prayerful about what I was taking into my body. I was sloppy with my exercising, which had all but come to a complete halt. I was sloppy with my relationship with the Lord. After all, He was the key to my success.
This ride started with a sincere pleading to the Lord for his strength, mercy, forgiveness, guidance, and help in overcoming my food addictions. I knew that He was the key, yet after almost a year of success I had stopped turning to Him with as much sincerity and desire for help as I had previously. I'm glad to say after turning to Him once again, and willingly following his guidance, the weight loss roller coaster ride is back in motion.
It feels so good to be turning more fully to Him once again, and I am very grateful for the reminder that it takes daily even hourly effort on my part to keep my will in line with His. For now the weight loss roller coaster for me is no longer a wait for loss roller coaster. That was a long couple of months.


  1. I'm so proud of you! You have done an awesome job and I KNOW you will finish what you have begun. :-)

  2. Thank you so much for your frank and honest testimony. It is such a blessing to MY life.

  3. You can do it! Keep looking Up.

  4. Kudos on your loss so far! You can do it! I agree, it is like a roller coaster. I am tired of other people losing weight and I seem to find theirs! You are strong, but your weight has never defined your personality. You have always been a light for others to follow. You have always been a caring, and divine friend. One worth her weight in gold. Thank you.

  5. Lol Chrystina about finding other people's lost weight! Thank you so very much for your kind comments, which came at the perfect time for me, when I really needed them most.