Monday, July 9, 2007

My Declaration of Independence

What's important to you and why? Have you ever sat down and figured out exactly WHY losing weight is important to you and HOW you are going to do it and WHAT benefits you'll receive by losing weight?

Today we are declaring our personal independence on our blogs and sharing to inspire and motivate and remind us why this journey is so important. So, go...declare and share! (This challenge was put forth on the Tales from the Scales blog.)

When, in the course of my life, it becomes necessary for me to change how I handle certain aspects of my life, I know that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I will rely on His strength, not my own.

After all, I am a daughter of the King and it is my responsibility to be a good steward of this life/earthly vessel with which He has blessed me.

I shouldn't have to feel tired, depressed and unattractive, and I refuse to feel that way anymore. My identity is not determined by a number on the scale.

I know losing weight is hard. When it comes to food, I have an especially hard time with chocolate, but it does not make all trials go away. I will do my best to eat healthy foods that nourish my body.

But it's worth it to me to dedicate myself to the task of being healthy, and I will do what it takes to meet my weight goal of 155 pounds.

I am dedicated to my plan for healthy living, and to get there, I will keep moving every day. And I will make time for myself without feeling guilty about it.

Now is my time, and I WILL make it happen with the Lord's help. This is my Declaration of Independence from the obstacles I struggle with daily. Let the fireworks begin!


Mich said...

Good Declaration! It does feel empowering, doesn't it?? Nicely done!

Luvmykids_mom25 said...

You have a great gift to be able to inspire others with your word! You are a great motivator and encourager. I am excited to continue to lose weight with you and gain Independence from the number on the scale. Way to go!!!

~Jennifer said...

Still not feeling ready to declare anything at all this morning except that I WILL go walk around my favorite nearby lake with some good music on my ipod. :-)

Mama Bear June said...

Yeah, my determination was slapped across the face real good this morning with a killer headache. Ugh. Can I go back to bed?

Gretchen said...

Excellent declaration, my sistah!

Thea said...

Excellent Declaration!!

Mel said...

Wonderful declaration! You go girl!!