Week six is complete. Yes the diet remains on track. When you get out a few weeks on a diet, it becomes more a mental challenge than a food challenge although the food plays an important part. This is when “motivation” becomes a problem for most dieters. In fact, I just had a friend say he had no motivation to diet. We’ve discussed motivation in many blogs but the fact is, motivation is will-power and dieters have little. That’s why they are overweight.
That’s when we have to see a power apart from our will. Our wills decide whether we should do something or not. It gets to a point in dieting where you want to just say “whatever.” That’s when we have to rely of power that can carry us through. That’s what grace is all about. It is God’s favor working in our lives on our behalf when we have no power in ourselves to go on. It works for more than dieting but it works for dieting as well. Since this is a health place we are concentrating on the weight loss aspect.
I’ll talk more about how grace works for you in your weaknesses. And most dieters have very little ability to diet on their own. That’s why 95% of diets fail. We have 42 days behind us. Charlene has lost 10.4 pounds and Jack (that’s me) has lost 18.2. That’s good stuff and it’s all because of the grace factor.