Thursday, February 16, 2006


Problem: I'm on a diet (really I'm trying to change how I eat) and there are ALOT of sweets around during Valentine's Day. (There are cupcakes on our kitchen table).
So last night, I couldn't sleep and when I can't sleep I get hungry (habitual? I'm not sure) and I thought "well, it's just one cupcake" and then I asked myself "hey! how badly do you want to be healthy? how badly do you want to lose this weight?"
And I started praying to God, to give me strength and motivation and to rely on Him, reminding myself of the fact that I'm not starving and that I will have food in the morning. I resisted the cupcake and went to sleep (finally).
Well, today, just out of curiousity I decided to try on my "your butt looks great in those pants!" pants. AND THEY FIT! I haven't been able to wear them in over a year but they fit me today! I wore them to work and class and as I walked from our apartment to campus, I was praising God for giving me that motivation that I had asked for. To be able to wear pants that make me feel beautiful is a great gift and I'm so proud of myself and so thankful to God for His faithfulness and just that He is alongside me even when I feel like giving up. My prayer now is that I don't give up on all of this- fitting into some great pants is one thing but my ultimate goal is to have my diabetes/weight/everything under control so that I can live longer and have children. I pray that I can see this as a victory but at the same time keep up the good work!
(I really am soooo excited about this! I can't wait for Dennis to see me in these pants!)


Luke and Holly said...

Good for you, Erin! You should be proud of yourself. Your story reminds me of that verse that says God won't let you be tempted beyond what you can bear and that He'll give you a way out if the temptation is too strong. You'll never regret taking steps toward health! Wish we could have a salad together :) (I bet you look great in those jeans!!)

B r i a n & G a b r i e l a said...

Hey, keep up the good job Erin. How nice that those pants fit you again. I'm happy for you.

None of my pants that fitted me in Mexico fit me now, only the denim ones, as I gained 14 pounds,lol. But I do really want to get back to my former size so bad, so I'm trying to eat healthier too, but it's kind of difficult at times. I will be praying about it for me too, as I really need some blessing about this.

Have a great weekend you and your husband Dennis, and thanks for your nice comments in my blog. God bless.

B r i a n & G a b r i e l a said...

Correction: "Have a great weekend you and your husband, Erin, and thanks for your nice comments..."

Fiona said...

Well done on fitting in to your smaller pants, Erin! It's a great feeling, isn't it? Just recently I was able to buy a new pair of jeans in a smaller size and I didn't stop grinning all day! Hope that the motivation that you prayed for stays with you.
The presents that you exchanged on Valentines sound lovely, very romantic!
Wishing you both a great weekend

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful Erin!! Congrats, that really shows that you are in it for the long haul and each time your faced again with being hungry you'll remember!


Me, Myself and I said...

MUY BIEN ERIN!!!!!!!!me alegro muchíiisimo por ti! sigue así amiga ;-) lo estás haciendo perfectamente. Tanto sufriemiento será compensado, ya verás!!

Muchos besos y energía positiva!

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