So I have officially survived low carb week number two!! Woo-hoo!! As you know, the source of my joy from last week was bacon (you can read about it here) and I have also found a wonderful recipe for low carb crispy cheese crackers! (and yes, they are AMAZING!!)
However, I have also found a few of the pounds that I lost from week one, which is certainly a bummer, but pleasantly surprised when I compared pictures…
and from the front:
It’s so interesting how our mind plays tricks on us. I have been disappointed in the number on the scale this week, like I said I gained back 3 of the 10 I lost, and although I knew my clothes were fitting better, I felt gross. I believed the lies running through my head telling me:
“What’s the point?”
“Just quit now, stop this silliness and eat whatever you want!”
“Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.” 1 John 3:18-20
The Bible tells us that not to trust our feelings. Our hearts are home in this world, the world in which the enemy tries to convince us that we are to live for ourselves, no one else and especially not God!!
The devil wants us distracted and focused on insignificant things instead of things God would want us doing; how tight our jeans are instead of how God sees us, how great frosting tastes instead of treating our bodies well, how wonderful the warm bed feels instead of getting up early to pray, spending money on eating out instead of placing our 10% in the plate, what we might miss on facebook instead of spending time reading His Word, watching that one tv show instead of spending time with our kids or spouse.
We are so easily swayed by our feelings and emotions and that’s exactly what the evil one wants.
“Remember how fun it was?” he whispers.
“Remember how wonderful it tastes?” he sneers.
“Remember how good it feels?” he jabs
“There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” Proverbs 14:12
Stop listening to the lies. We have a God who wants the best for us, has the best planned for us, and all we have to do is choose Him!
“and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them.” Jeremiah 32:39