The Scale with Lindsey Feldpausch

NOTE: Congrats to Brandie (comment left June 7 at 9:25 pm) You are the winner of  The Mailbox by Marybeth Whalen. Send your mailing address to me at  karen@proverbs31.org. Happy summer reading

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Welcome Weight Loss Wednesday gals!

I am linking today for our encouragement over to my friend (and new blogger) Lindsey Feldpausch. Many of you will recognize her from the couple of times she has guest posted for me. Well, she now has her own blog called Redefining Health and it is AWESOME!!!

Now, I am not just being nice since she is my friend. I LOVE reading Lindsey’s writings. Words just fall out of her mouth and arrange themselves on the page in a most interesting, clever and convicting way. While I know she considers me a mentor, I am mentored by her perhaps even more.  I so loved her recent post called The Scale that I am linking us over there today.

However, be sure to click your back arrow and return here to check in with us for the week. We want to know how your week went, any successes or less-than-stellar moments, and how we can pray for you this week.

For now, click here for Lindsey’s post, then come back to check in.

Sweet Blessings,

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21 Comments

  1. Jennifer Renee,

    With Christ’s love, I pray you lay everything down at His feet.
    Receive His forgiveness, drench in His love for you.
    Walk in His peace of forgiveness and grace.
    Reading the Bible in the morning has helped me so much! And I am learning to let Father God love me and am so thankful for His Son Jesus Christ!
    The Bible says: But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
    Matthew 6:33
    14  For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith–that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.20  Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
    Ephesians 3

  2. Debbie – you have something to look forward to – that trip to AL to see Beth Moore! Lucky you. I also just finished her study on Daniel. Wasn’t it amazing??? She was in a city about three hours from here a few weeks ago, but unfortunately, could not leave my family that weekend. I will be praying for you as you work toward meeting your goal. :)

  3. Haven’t posted in several weeks as I was trying to forget about weight loss. My two daughters, my mom and I have a trip planned to Birmingham, AL for a Beth Moore conference in December. Really looking forward to it as we just completed her study on Daniel. However, I am 140 pounds overweight and so concerned the plane seatbelt will not go around me. I am determined not to humiliate myself or embarrass my daughters and mother by having to ask for a seatbelt extension. My goal is to remove (not lose because I don’t want to find it again) at least 50# by December. I’ve been cutting back for 2 weeks and am down 1.5#. Not a great start but I’ll take it. Everyone keep up the good work.

  4. This is not my first time to the blog, but it is my first time “checking in”. Not sure where to start… I am… “comfortable” with my weight, but not happy. I have battled with it all of my life. I find Karen’s story (as well as Lindsey’s post) really encouraging.

  5. Wasn’t Lindsey’s post great! Thanks Karen for sharing. The idea of standing where the scale is and praying is just so right. That is exactly what God wants us to do–call on Him FIRST! If we seek Him as often as we seek to feed our flesh then we wouldn’t overeat or eat unhealthy things. Not up or down this week, but am leaving the scale alone and see how I do…seeking him first. Blessings to all!

  6. Treva – congrats!! Your passion comes through in your post and the 6# is an awesome bonus!!!
    I haven’t been to my WW meeting today, as once again I didn’t want the discouragement of seeing the scales go up. (Not sure that they would but having just been that time of the month I didn’t really want to risk it!) Instead I read through Lindsey’s older posts. Thanks so much for sharing these Karen and thanks Lindsey for being so open and honest. I love how you encourage me to be who God intended me to be, in an intimate relationship with Him, rather than being defined by a number on the scale or a pants size – there is so much freedom in that! Thanks

  7. Only two more days on my temporary job with the very long hours. My weigh in today was at 4 AM! Haven’t lost anything, but haven’t gained, either. I am okay with that for now – considering how tired I have been from the hours I’m keeping. I have not had any coffee, either. Just lots of ice water. While my co-workers eat a full lunch and dessert, I have been choosing salads, healthy sandwiches, hummus with veggies, or soup. I am only exercising every second or third day, but I feel it’s better than no exercise at all. I have to spend three hours in the car each day for this job, and I listen to praise music or Bible teaching tapes. Let’s just say, I’m hanging in there.

  8. Thanks for putting my focus back where it belongs Karen. You’re right, the words all just fall into place when Lindsay writes. Surrendering my sugar and caffeine stronghold for yet another week for something better, my Savior. Thanks for all the encouragement.

  9. What a wonderful post Lindsay!! God is so good! This past week has been life changing for me. I was in church last Wednesday night & we sang a Hillsong United song – In Your Freedom ( http://vodpod.com/watch/2715032-in-your-freedom-hillsong-saviour-king ) and my prayer to God was to LIVE in His freedom! I wanted freedom over this over eating addition, food addition! Praise God this is the 1st wk (full wk + wkend) that I have not broke over or over ate!!!!!! This is a HUGH accomplishment for me. I’m so thankful that God set me free!!! God has been teaching me to lean & rely on Him FIRST! When I get upset instead of going around upset all day or heading straight to food, if I pray 1st, ask God for His help then God’s strength is made perfect in my weakness. For when I’m weak then His is truly strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10) When I was praying last wk God put that so strong in my spirit. It became so real to me. So when I’m upset, wanting to over eat, discouraged, lacking wisdom, losing my cool, frustrated, etc…I can ask God for help and He’s there to help me; all I have to do is ASK! For the past 2 months I’ll do good on eating healthy & then when the wkend hits I’ll mess up & over eat. This past wkend was soooo awesome! It’s like I felt Gods presence with me as I went through the wkend saying “you can do it, My strength is made perfect in your weakness, lean on me, trust me, you were made for more!!” My prayers goes out to everyone on this blog…with God ALL things are possible!

    Passionately Pursuing Christ!
    Treva

    btw-I’m down 6 lbs this wk {{{doing my happy dance}}}

  10. Hello ladies! Happy Wednesday. Sounds like we had some ups and some downs this week. Chin up girls! God is glorious. For the first time in many (15) years I am actually losing weight and enjoying every minute!! I’m not depriving myself like I have in the past. I’m exercising and eating less and healthier things, but still eat the things I want, just less of them and try to make up by eating less at the next meal. I’m down 3 1/2 pounds this week for a total of 22. Still have 50 to go, but I’m so encouraged with this big a loss. I’m usually a 1 pound a week girl. Glory to God. I’ve never felt this good about dieting!! lol

  11. Gabriela–
    I had to return and comment on your posts. Thank you SO much for sharing that song. It has touched me heart today.

    Blessings to you
    Jessica

  12. Thanks Lindsay, such encouragement. Me had a good week, as for the scales…. no weighing, just waiting to feel the clothes loosen up. Keep on Girls, we will get there with Gods help and all you gals prayers. God Bless you all.

  13. This was a wonderful post!!! I have shared it with those in my weight loss group and encouraged them to set a “goal trait”. I love the thought of looking up every morning instead of looking down.
    I don’t know if I gained or lost this week as I have not stepped on the scale. I was so discouraged last week that I decided to not even put myself through that this week. I am trying to watch what I eat, my portion sizes, etc.
    My goal trait—I want to trust in God first. When I’m stressed, I want to pray instead of eat. When I’m upset/angry/sad, I want to go to God instead of food. When I feel alone, I want to talk to God instead of feed my face.
    I was touched last night as I read in Ecclesiastes that God wants us to have a healthy body. A HEALTHY BODY!!! It says that in the Bible. So every time I put something in my mouth that makes me unhealthy I am failing God. What a motivation!!!!
    Blessing to each of you
    Jessica

  14. Jennifer, believe me, we have all been right where you are at. I feel for your frustration and pain and I will be praying for you. Have you tried giving it over to God? I know that my endeavors have been more successful since I asked God to bless my efforts at weight loss and exercise and to help my body to work with itself instead of against itself. I know that it is hard to believe, but God loves you no matter what you weigh or look like. He sees the inner you…your heart not what man sees. Please believe in His promises for you. Read His word and soak in those promises. Tomorrow is a new day…start anew!!

  15. I have not checked in a very long time. I have not been doing well with my eating habbits in a very long time. I have done a little exercising but not enough to make a difference. Yesterday I got weighed and I gained four pounds since March. This is very depressing. I’m still under 140 lbs but not by even a pound. I still feel fat and unatractive. I’m almost about to cry.

  16. Oh Wow! God is so amazing!
    I was here earlier eager to post how my week went that I waited to read Lindsey’s blog.
    I loved it!!! Yes! Weigh my heart LORD!
    Top priority on my list.
    Thank you Karen for sharing her site with the group!

  17. Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father!
    If you haven’t trusted Jesus with your life, please seek Him!
    Call on Him! He loves you soooo much!
    Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
    John 14:6

  18. Thank God I lost 3 lbs.!

    I’ve been 5 lbs. away from 1st goal for some time, now.  And have been going up and down 3-5 lbs. for several weeks.  So, I decided to seek God about this.  

    He has been revealing to me about His Father Love for me in a deeper level.  It all started with me desiring a more intimate prayer life with Him.  So I came across some teachings on prayer that have taken me to study the Bible on this very subject.  It all started with Matthew chapter 6 verse 5 as it goes into the Lord’s Prayer.

    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206:5-18&version=NKJV

    !!!  The day before I began reading about how my Heavenly Father loves me I heard this song on the radio:   

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3JBdi6fWSU&feature=youtube_gdata

    Last week, on June 1st, I started working on making sure I do the things that count, the things that produce a harvest.  
    1.  Spend time with God and reading His Word first thing in the morning
    2.  Exercise at specific time
    3. Eat at same time and only what is on menu at home and outside of the he home I follow the 1/2 plate greens 1/4 protein 1/4 whole grain (so far I haven’t eaten out)
    4. Don’t eat after dinner

    I found a productivity sheet in http://www.productivity501.com that has helped me in practicing these four areas. 

  19. Lindsey’s blog is very entertaining and encouraging. Thanks for sharing her with us, Karen!
    Kirk and my journey is rolling……we are diligently walking several (at least 3.5) miles a day, eating healthy and loving the results. Kirk has lost 34 pounds and I have lost 16 so far.
    While goal weight (Lindsey) is not the end all, having goals is still huge in encouraging and continuing — in all areas of our life, not just weight, for sure!!
    Have a Wonderful Wednesday!!

  20. That is a very cool idea that Lindsey has! I am working on stress eating myself, and God is challenging that as my husband found out a week ago that he is not being rehired to teach next year (and I am a stay-at-home mom). Generally, news like that would send me in a tailspin eating every fat-filled, sugar-filled, chocolate covered, treat I could find (or buy). So far, I have reached for God’s word and I am winning the war with satan. I know I will lose a few battles along the way, but I know that God will fill me. Thankfully our gym membership is paid through December so there is no reason to not go there either. I have also gotten better about only buying healthy foods from the grocery. If they aren’t healthy then they are a waste of money (save s’more fixn’s for our camping trip ;) I am trying to view my body more like the temple that it is, than what the scale and mirror say about it! Like I said, some days I fail at keeping this in my head, but I’m gonna keep fighting the war ;)

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