Thursday, January 8, 2009

Biggest Loser - Week 1

Our church has started a Biggest Loser Program! Tonight was the first meeting. It was an awesome time of getting together with my brothers and sisters in Christ to encourage each other in changing our eating habits and growing closer to Christ by walking with him and leaning on him for strength we do not have on our own. I thought I would chronicle my progress here.

Saturday I weighed in, in the morning I Saturday. That is when I prefer to weigh in, but we will be officially weighed on Thursday nights. With the being said I lost .5lbs. Which I think actually means I lost more because you usually weigh more at night, right? So that is good.

We were given the book "Spiritual Secrets to Weight Loss" which is also a 50 day devotional. I have to tell you I am so excited and feel that the Lord is going to do great things in this group! Tonight one of the ladies mentioned these two portions of scripture:

Romans 12: 1 & 2

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

1 Corinthians 6: 12-20

"Everything is permissible for me"—but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me"—but I will not be mastered by anything. "Food for the stomach and the stomach for food"—but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh." But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

She couldn't find this scripture when she was looking for it, but i knew that this is the one she was looking for because it is the one that the Lord laid on my heart earlier this week!

We were all given accountability partners, but I also include all of you as my partners as well. Hold me to it for a healthier me! I want to take good care of this temple, because I want to be used by him for a long time!


Mari said...

I'm excited about it too. I'll be anxious to see what next week brings. I'll be praying for you too!

Diane said...

Go Kim, Go Kim, Go Kim!!!!!!!

YAY KIM!!!! ;)

Nate and Brenda said...

That is GREAT Kim!!!

I am not able to make Thursday meetings so our homegroup is doing something together too!! I am VERY excited about this! I have lost 3.5# so far. (I have started a bit before you guys!)

Denise said...

I will be praying for you, and cheering you on. You can do this sweetie.