Monday, April 4, 2011

At midnight I fast

Fasting has been a topic heavy on mind lately. Perhaps a conviction. Tonight, at midnight, I will go to my church and spend an hour in prayer in the prayer room during our 72 hour continuous prayer. After prayerful consideration, I've decided I will fast as well for 72 hours. I've been so convicted of my weight issues recently, and I keep praying for self control to curb the habits I've created. I'm totally weak. I know, though, that God is not and He will sustain me through this time. I'm a little nervous, but I know I can do it. I'd like to use this time to train my thoughts on prayer and being filled by Him, instead of all the foods I fill myself with. It is my intention, to then begin a diet. I will likely try to keep this blog updated with my progress and would ask for your prayers daily as I battle my food addiction. I have a doctors appointment at the end of the month and hope to have shed some weight from the last visit. I will post that when I have numbers. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you read this, send some encouraging words to me if you happen by. Thanks!!


Finding Normal said...

Michelle, you can do it! You are so strong! I think starting small is a good thing, so you don't crash and burn. After the fast, of course, because that is NOT small! Love ya!

Treasures from a Shoebox said...

The only diet that has ever worked for me was the Perricone Diet, probably in part because it excludes the foods I am intolerant to (corn, gluten, potatoes). Have you had any allergy/intolerance testing done? Just curious.

I wish you well as you begin this journey!

Heidi said...

I am so proud of you for so many reasons. I know you can do this. When you start doubting yourself, call a sister! Er, cousin. :D Love you!!

The VW's said...

You can do it!!! :)

I like the thing you said about filling yourself with God and prayer instead of food! Great thing to think about everytime we want to stuff our mouths!

I was once told that we all have "holes" in us that we need to be "filled" up. Some of us use food to fill those holes.....and some use something else. We spend our lives trying to fill these "holes" and it's so difficult to be filled up by anything here on earth. So, I would say that your idea of prayer and God are just what the doctor ordered!

I'm going to work on this too! It's not fun, but very necessary! Some days I just wish that God was more tangible to me. I wish that I could see Him and touch Him.....this would make it easier to fill up those "holes" in our lives!

I'll be thinking of you! Hugs!!!

angie said...

YOU CAN DO IT! Look how strong you are....and how much you have gone through. You are amazingly strong, and your strength is going to be applied when you decide that weight loss is your goal.

I wish you only the best. Love yourself no matter what, but weight loss will help to ensure that you will be healthy and happy for your family.

Love ya....from one special mama to another:)