I used to base my decision on whether I attended an event or not on what kind of chairs they had. I knew which venues splurged on "heavy duty" chairs and which ones spent a few dollars as possible.
I was overweight (I still am, just not AS overweight as I was before), so my weight put more stress on chairs than other people would.
This chair is one I used to cringe at when I had to sit in it. I would attempt to "sit light", thinking that would magically make the chair more sturdy, or make my body lighter. But it never failed: the chair would pop and creak, and cause me to have anxiety about whether or not I may end up on the floor at the end of the night.
But not anymore.
I spent the weekend volunteering at an event and they had the chairs I used to hate. When I first sat down, I did my usual "bird on a wire" routine, balancing myself on the edge of the chair. But then, I realized the chair was not popping. It was not creaking. It was holding my weight just fine. So I dropped my bird routine,
relaxed and sat regularly.
I have released quite a bit of weight since March, and this is the first true Non Scale Victory to report!
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"My legs look like toothpicks"
"I hate these moles on my face"
"I wish I didn't have this gap in my teeth"
"I need a girdle to suck in these rolls"
"My arms are too jiggly"
How many times have you caught yourself saying something like one of the statements above? Maybe you've even tried crash dieting, minor cosmetic surgery, or restrictive garments to hide your rolls.
But have you ever stop to think that the God who made you also made the ocean, the birds, the beautiful flowers, and the sky? Did you ever stop to think how beautiful and perfect YOU must be if he created you?
I believe that we should take the absolute care of our bodies by eating healthy, and by getting some sort of exercise every day. But I also believe that we should honor and praise our bodies (and all of our little "inperfections") just as we are today. We are wonderfully made! You don't see the ocean complaining in the mirror about his water not being blue enough, do you? And you also don't ever see a bird wearing a girdle or a flower complaining about her legs being too skinny do you?
You are perfect just as you are, RIGHT NOW. TODAY.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:13-14)
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