People ask me, how have I lost 40 lbs.?
It’s not been hard, because the Holy Spirit got my ball rolling.
This is grace!
Grace is not a license to sin because God loves us.
It’s a license not to sin because God kick starts something new.
Everyone needs a motivation to begin the new.
We are creatures of habit.
We tolerate pain until it is unbearable.
This is why Americans tolerate corrupt politicians until they hit their pocket book or bring them to imminent danger.
God brings us to the point of the unbearable to give us disgust for the sin which brought us the unbearable.
I tried through life to lose weight, quite unsuccessfully.
My motivation came when Jesus said, “if you don’t lose the weight, you won’t fulfill your destiny.’”
I’m not sure what He meant but it was enough to get me scared.
These are “God motivations.”
They are the products of “do or die’ scenarios.
Are you ready for some “God motivations?”
Ask and you shall receive!
By the grace of God, I’ve almost lost 40 pounds.
My goal is 185 lbs.
I was at 230 lbs.
God convicted me to lose weight so it has not been hard.
I’ll make my secret simple.
Invest in a good digital scale. Something in the neighborhood of forty dollars.
You need to have an accurate ongoing record of your weight progress.
Then use the 300, 400, 500 rule.
300 calories for breakfast.
400 calories for lunch.
500 calories for dinner.
You many need a bit more calories than I do.
The experts would have me at 1400-1500 calories per day to lose, but I feel good with the 1200 or 1300 that I ingest.
Check it for out as per your height, age, gender, lifestyle activity level, and so forth.
One of the few blessings of “big government over regulation” is that everything now has the calories on it.
So add them up at every eating.
Eat from all food groups. Don’t leave out starches or sweets or vegetables or you will end up craving them and blowing it later.
Eat your three meals a day. Do not skip a meal.
Indulge yourself when someone invites you to their home but don’t overdo it.
If you blow it, get on the bandwagon the next day.
My saving grace is two heaping tablespoons of Betty Crocker frosting per day.
This is about 80 calories per clump.
If you are in a location where you cannot count calories then use my one cup, one half, one fourth approach.
Purchase a three dollar set of measuring cups from Walmart and carry them with you.
If its breakfast. I measure one heaping cup of dry cereal, pour it into a bowl and use Silk Soy Milk.
I also love good black coffee with out anything.
Then I use the Art Linkletter approach by which he lost 70 pounds. Eat everything but cut all portions by half.
All of your desserts squash them into the ¼ cup size before eating.
More than anything ask God to help you.
I was scared to weigh myself after the Christmas holidays. I am amazed that I lost one and half pounds. It must be the grace of God. Now 37 pounds lighter, my life is being transformed, and God is using me in ways that He could not before, because of the sin of gluttony. In one way or another, face your fears. One scientific observation from this modification in eating is that we humans require much less food than what we consume. It’s a deception that many of us fall into. I call it gluttony by reason of anxiety.