You're going to laugh...

God is good. No, that's not the part that you'll laugh at.

I have known for years that I need to lose this weight. I know that I can't function as I should carrying this much weight on my body. I have purpose on this Earth and, as a believer, I need to hear and obey the Father so that His will for my life will be accomplished, and I need to do that in the body He gave me. I have a responsibility to be a good steward over it.

He certainly has heard my cry in the past regarding being overweight and provided all that I need to take care of this. I know HOW to do it. I just haven't gone ahead and, in obedience, overcome this addiction to food.

Here's the funny part: He set me up! Yep. He put me in a position where I have to go ahead and do what I have known I need to do for some time. He's also gracious, as I'll show you.

Our pastor has called a "Daniel-Fast" for our church. My family has committed to eating according to Daniel 1:12 and 10:1-2, which, in a nutshell, means no dairy, no meat, no yeast, no preservatives, and no sweeteners. We had a choice of 10 or 21 days. We chose to do this for 21 days.

We began July 19. I've lost four pounds since then.

Here's the part about His being gracious: The pastor asked if he could move our Anniversary celebration (see HERE for explanation--start at the bottom) to August 15 so that we could "feast" at our party.

So, not only did I get a major push to go ahead and do what I need to do physically, my anniversary "deadline" has been moved LOL!

The purpose of this fast is focusing on God, of course. I'm already hearing wonderful and challenging things from Him and enjoying that aspect of the fast.

I decided that I will post about the food side of this because it has certainly been an experience . . . (ha!)


Anonymous said...

Way to go!!

Packrat said...

Sounds good for adults, but is J on this diet, too? If so, how is he getting his calcium and necessary protein?

Packrat said...

PS: Congratulations on the weight loss! You are very brave.

Roxanne said...


Packrat--Yes, J is eating all the meals, PLUS I've continued to give him dairy products. The boy drinks cultured milk (blech) with no sweetener, so he still has that every day. We're also eating beans, nuts, and whole grains.

He thinks this is great. He thinks that chopped dried fruit in plain oatmeal is delicious.

He takes after his father . . .

Packrat said...

Plain oatmeal! Even with dried fruit! Sorry. Having difficulty here. lol

Roxanne said...

Packrat--OH the stories I could tell about what this boy will eat.

He certainly makes it easy on me most of the time in the food department.

feolafitness said...

Hi! I just came across your blog this morning and wanted to let you know my blog, which provides recipes and devotions for people doing the Daniel Fast. Perhaps it will encourage you as you seek the Lord!


Roxanne said...

feolafitness--That is very cool! Thank you for linking me.

Some new recipes would be VERY appreciated!