Update on Day 5–“Lead Me Not Into Temptation”
NOTE: This post is in reference to a new diet and lifestyle choice that I started on Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Feel free to skip this post if you aren’t interested. However, if you are interested, and might like to know how to help me then read on.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 – Day 5
I have good news! When we got checked in yesterday I had lost 6.6 pounds and Andie was down 6.8! As she said, that’s “almost like getting paid.” It has been a tough beginning, but it’s great to see results on the scale already. In addition, I have not felt as hungry as I was when I wrote my previous post. Thank you to those of you who are my praying cheerleaders. You are making a difference.
One of the things that I know I have to be aware of and avoid is the temptations that are everywhere. Yesterday we were at a family event and there was pizza, and it smelled really good. Today, during our family game day, someone made popcorn, and wow that smelled better than the pizza. Then there was candy being passed around, and I started salivating. Thankfully, I was able to pray and find the strength to withstand. The fact that people were excited by our check-in news helped and encouraged me to turn from the temptation. I know I am weak, however, when I’m on my own. I need to continually ask God to help me avoid my propensity toward giving in to those tasty temptations that seem to everywhere.
I was reminded of this verse:
“Keep watching and praying, that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Matt 26:41 (NASB77)
Thank God that I can turn to Him in my weakness and when I am tempted and He is there to give me strength and help me cope. I do not have to give in to those cravings, in fact, I can face temptation with victory in Christ.
Next Check-In with the doctor is Thursday evening, October 30.