Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gaunt and Obessed?????

I so needed to read your posts today!! Thank you for all your posts and encouragments!

Today didn´t go too well for me. All my food turned out, but it wasn´t enough. We had 15 people for dinner and we ate everything.  I spent over 4 hours in the kitchen last night. So to have someone tell me there wasn´t enough food just really hurt.

Well, on the bright side, I had my piece of pumpkin cheese cake and enjoyed every bite. Now back on the crunchin´wagon this evening ( this is a picture of my healthy cheesecake. Didn´t want to tempt you all.) I won´t even have a full free day. That Cheesecake fullfilled any cravings I may have had prior.

One more thing though,
I now have people telling me that I am too thin. which I know isn´t true, but it gets me thinking. Had someone tell me today that my face is getting gaunt. I still weight 131 lbs. what´s up with that? I weighed 117 in college and no one ever told me my face was gaunt!! Oh and I had someone tell me I was obsessed with my weight now. Why? Just because I want to be my best for the service of the Lord, my family and myself?

Ok.. there´s my vent. Have you had anyone tell you these things? I don´t feel obsessed. Just want to be healthy and want to reach my goal and stay there.  What do you all think? (except the water thing of course that was ridiculous.)


KathyH said...

Hey Dani!

Your face has really slimmed down but I don't think you look gaunt. Your body shape has changed a lot over the last 18 months people will comment, some will encourage, some will criticize. I know you're not obsessed or slacking on your responsibilities as a missionary, a wife and a mother.

This accountability group is to keep us on track and motivated, it will also help us to watch out if any of us move from focusing on a positive goal to honour God and become obsessed.

Talk it through with Joseph. Is this just a bitchy, jealous comment, or is this a heads up for you to prayerfully re-assess your goal?

I thinks it's great that your being so honest with us and that we are all praying and supporting one another.

Love you, can't wait til New Year when you visit.


Tricia said...

Dani Joy,
I think you should do whatever you feel God is leading you to do. I do think that as women our bodies change from when we are 18 to when we are in our thirties...maybe our bodies are never going to be the same as when we were in college, but that doesn't mean we can't be just as healthy and fit. Don't allow other's words to discourage you.
I think we need to keep all things in balance in our lives, constantly checking to be sure something doesn't become an idol to us or take the priority that is rightly the Lords. If everything is in balance in your life then you've got nothing to worry about. Does that make any sense?

Others will always have an opinion of who we should be or what we should be doing. It is only our responsibility to be the woman God wants us to be. You be the best woman of God you can be!

Dani Joy said...

This all makes wonderful sense! Thank you ladies! It is such a blessing to get feedback from sisters who have been there. God gave me a great message tonight. Joseph preached on 2 Cor. 5:1-10! Such a Great encouragement!

My eyes are on HIM and HIS coming!!

God bless your little Christmas Crunching Socks off!!
Dani Joy

Joy said...

So glad to know that you are normal and you too ran out of food. It happens to the best of us, and so just let that comment go right on by. I´m thinking about the other question you asked about, and so far, the comments the other ladies are writing you seem right on track. Have a good week, and I´ll try to write soon. Love, Joy

Sarah K said...

Proverbs 16:2 seems to fit here. The NIV says "All a man's (woman's) ways seem innocent to him (her), but motives are weighed by the Lord.
She doesn't know your motives but God does.

I am thankful that you started this challenge for us.