Monday, July 11, 2011

Losing Big!

It's bedtime and I'm tired.  So, just a few quick thoughts about the next 12 weeks.  Several of us (something like 22 or 23) at our congregation are playing "The Biggest Loser" for 3 months and I'm very happy about it! I need to lose weight, so there's that, but this is bigger than that.  It's so nice to have a common goal, everyone on the same page, doing similar work!  12 weeks is a long time to commit to a way of life - for me it's no sugar, no white flour, cutting back calories just a little and exercise.  A month, maybe two is one thing, but we have until October 8th.  That's a completely different season from now!

But you know what? I'm not dreading it.  Being in the same boat is oddly freeing to me.  Some are motivated by the competition and it's important to find what works for you.  But I think we forget how much human beings seek out those in similar situations for comfort and support.  And that is seen in any group or organization.  If you feel like an outcast, you look for the other outcasts.  If you have expensive taste, you gravitate towards others who do as well.   Why are you friends with who you are?  What traits are  you gravitating towards in a person or a group of people.  Not sure what any of it means.  It just seems like something I should be more aware of in myself.

Anyway, I hope to be lighter in 12 weeks - say a prayer for me!


Jen said...

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Your observation is probably one of the reasons God told Christians to consider how to encourage one another to love and good works, then assemble (Heb. 10:24-25). If evil companions can "corrupt" (1 Cor. 15:33) then it follows that good companions should encourage. One reflection comes to mind; If I find myself NOT wanting to be around those who I know are spiritually minded, then I should know that I'm in spiritual trouble.

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