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About hayleybethsmom

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  1. Thanks so much for the insight. I wrote down the verses you suggested and posted them on my fridge. Also, in completing my weekly BSF study tonight, I came across some verses that I found helpful. They reminded me of my responsibility to take care of my body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; your were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." I know this passage is referring to sexual immorality, but I think it applies to any kind of temptation, including food!
  2. I'm so happy to find this web site! Can anyone give me some specific Scripture passages which will help me in my struggle for weight loss? I really need help. I'm just so tired of being overweight. I'm 5' 5" and 171 lbs, and I'm miserable. I never thought I would have a weight problem. I weighed 120 lbs all through high school, and I could eat whatever I wanted without gaining weight. However, my weight started creeping up while I was in college, until I reached a high of 174 lbs at age 26. I then went through a divorce, and the stress and anxiety caused me to lose 25 lbs. I was determined to keep the weight off, but when I met and married my husband 4 years ago, I was just so happy! I loved cooking for him, and of course, eating whatever I cooked! So, I gained back 15 lbs. Then, 2 years ago, I went through IVF to get pregnant with my daughter, and suffered ovarian hyperstimulation. I was very ill, and lost 10 lbs. Then I gained 35 during my pregnancy, but have only lost 20. I just keeping yo-yoing up and down (mostly up) and I can't very well use the baby weight excuse anymore, now that she's 2! Basically, I've been carrying anywhere from 25-45 extra pounds for the last 12 years. I'm so sick of it! My husband and I want to have another baby this year, but I don't want to get pregnant when I'm already overweight and unhealthy. I have no energy, my knees and back hurt, and I hate what I see when I look in the mirror! This seems to be the one area of my life that I just cannot get control of! I eat when I'm happy, anxious, stressed, sad, bored--anything. Food is such a comfort to me, and I just cannot seem to resist it. I've tried every diet there is, and I fail at all of them. I'm so afraid, because I don't want my daughter to be ashamed of me! I've decided that only the Lord can help me overcome this problem once and for all, and since Lent begins tomorrow, this seems like the perfect time to make a commitment to him. But I'm gonna need help!

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