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Going Paleo for 30 Days

I completed the 28 Fast Metabolism Diet and did not cheat at all. It was not the most pleasant experience, dieting never is. But I walked away from it 10 lbs. lighter. So to me, it was worth it.

Oh No, Not Again
I then attempted the maintenance stage. However, the scale started tipping in the wrong direction almost immediately. Grrrr.... What is a woman who still has 30 lbs. to go supposed to do? I can tell you for sure it isn't staying on the FMD long term. I did mention it wasn't the best experience for me, right?

Now What?
So I decided to do some self reflection and think about what has helped me with weight loss in the past. Trust me, I am an experienced dieter. And therein lies the problem. I desperately need to get off the diet train. I have no problem losing weight. I also have no problem gaining it all back, plus some.

But one lifestyle change did help me significantly before and didn't feel like a diet - eating Paleo. I pondered that for a few days, switched to 99% …

Christian Weight Loss Bible Study

Today I found a christian weight loss Bible study that I am really excited about. Not only does the course look good, it is also free. It is called The Lord’s Table and the study is from Setting Captives Free Ministries.

Despite the price of the course (which is nothing) you get quite a bit. Each day you are taken through some passages of scripture, you answer some study questions, and a few testimonials are shared with you. You are even assigned a mentor so that you have accountability when going through the christian weight loss Bible study. Your mentor will stay in touch with you weekly and is available to answer any questions that you may have.

Previous Experience
I did use biblical principles once before to lose 65 lbs. and I kept it off for a few years. But then I went to Air Force basic training and my relationship with food got completely out of whack again. Being denied food, forced to scarf down complete meals in 3 minutes, and not being able to eat past 4 pm (even though I was genuinely hungry) took its toll on me. But prior to that I was OK with food because of the principles I applied from the Weigh Down Diet. So I believe this christian weight loss Bible study will help me get on track again.

Painful But Needed
Even though I am not that far into the course I have already been confronted with several issues that I need to acknowledge in order to get better. Overeating is gluttony, which is a sin. It doesn’t feel good to be confronted with my own sin. But the truth is what it is. I have been guilty of gluttony and laziness. I haven’t made my body my slave, which the Apostle Paul let us know that we are able to do. And I have been trying to lose weight with my own power (or lack there of) instead of relying on the power of God to help me.

This christian weight loss Bible study has made me take a look at what I have been doing wrong. I can no longer blame my failures on a diet or on a lack of will power. Truly, I haven’t been successful because I’ve taken God out of this area of my life. But the good news is that yesterday I let Him back in! And I’m so glad that He loves me so much that He’s forgiven me and now He’s working on my behalf as far as losing weight is concerned.

Looking Forward to the Future
I fully intend to follow this course through until the end and see what God will do through this course. I will share here at Caring for His Temple  as I progress on the journey.

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