Posted by Darlene Schacht, co-author of Reshaping it All
Twenty five years ago, had anyone told me that my weight would be a difficult thing to keep off I might have shot them the stink eye. Actually a few people did tell me, but I didn't believe a single word of it.
With age comes wisdom--and reality. But what I really like most about age is maturity. I tried to take weight off in my late twenties through to my mid thirties, but I didn't know then what I know now, and even if I had known how to keep off the weight, I didn't have the "stick-to-it" attitude that I have now.
I'm not that keen about jumping out of an airplane, or hanging from a bungie cord like I once was. I realize now that life is fragile, it's moving by quickly, and I want to embrace every moment I have. Praise God that He offers us the power to change, and that I've stepped out to embrace it.
Both my husband and my Lord love me as much today, as they did 23 years ago, and have loved me through every year and size in between--that I know. But what I also know is that I feel good, and enjoy life a little more when I'm at a comfortable, average-sized weight.
If diets, or should I say, "lifestyle changes," always failed me, no matter which ones I tried, why would I start yet again?
It took me over a decade to realize that they didn't fail me at all; the truth is that I had failed them.
I also failed high school English, but that didn't mean that I'd never write a book, own a self-publishing company, or be a New York Times Best-Selling (co)author, failing merely meant that it wasn't time to give up.
Rather than letting our past failures set the stage for our future, they should be the very thing that tells us we need to press on!
I have created you and cared for you since you were born. I will be your God through all your lifetime, yes, even when your hair is white with age. I made you and I will care for you. ~ Isaiah 46:3b-4a, LB
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