weigh-in | week 148

73.4

The week started well and then …

Still, I’m not overly disappointed as I know only too well that a slow & steady progress will get me there in the end.

Kim | 73.4

planning prevents potential pitfalls

‘He does have surprising, secret purposes. I open a Bible, and His plans, startling, lie there barefaced. It’s hard to believe it, when I read it, and I have to come back to it many times, feel long across those words, make sure they are real. His love letter forever silences any doubts: “His secret purpose framed from the very beginning [is] to bring us to our full glory” (1 Corinthians 2:7 NEB).’ Ann Voskamp (One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are)

A well thought out plan is a wonderful thing.

It’s a firm purpose. A clear direction. A predetermined course of action .

Gods’ plans are for our good. But we cannot begin to imagine what He has in-store for us.

Yet we can learn from His infinite wisdom. By planning according to His will.

Yet plans are definitely my weak point at the moment.

I need to think ahead and prepare my healthy snacks.

I need to take the leftovers to work.

I need to have a strategy in place when eating out.

See. I’m making plans as I write.

Kim | 73.1

walking | in darkness or in the light?

1 John 1:6-7 (ESV)

6 If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

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The theme of walking pops up again and again throughout the Bible. Given the lack of motor vehicles back then it’s an understandable metaphor for the path we follow in life.

However, what was once a necessary means of getting from A to B has since become a chore for many.

Yet it’s the perfect way to start the day. Clearing the mind. And benefitting our health.

But as I’ve said before, exercise should not be used as a means to lose weight. Diet is much more important.

Walking and running and going to the gym is all about building strength & speed and stamina & endurance.

Losing weight should be thought of as shedding excess fat deposits and preserving or increasing lean muscle tissue.

Unfortunately, when we restrict calories a potential side-effect is the loss of muscle. It looks great on the scales but is not helpful in the long-run.

Kim | 72.7