Losing weight is a body, mind and spirit proposition. Eating right and moving more are important which is why you will find tons of easy, healthy recipes and weight loss tips. The mind and spirit are integral too which is why I collect and share motivational quotes. Words have power. A steady supply of inspiring words are also essential to my success.
I love devotionals. I've been reading them daily for years. I've decided to begin sharing a weekly devotional specific to weight loss. I've found it helpful to read and re-read it every day of the week, until I have it committed to memory. The positive words soak into every part of my being refreshing me and giving me strength.
This week's devotional about courage and connection helps explain the success of WW and its structure as a support network. There's power in associating with people who are working toward the same or similar goals.
My Weekly Weight Loss Devotional: Look Within
Looking within my soul, I experience the unconditional love of God.
If I ever consider that I may be limited in some way, I remember that God loves me just as I am. It is important for me to love myself unconditionally as well.
I am changing the way that I look and feel physically, because this is something good I can do for myself--not because I love myself any less the way I was or am now. My spiritual nature is healthy and whole, and now is the time for me to reflect this inner glow physically and emotionally.
As I look within, I find the spiritual fortitude to achieve my ideal weight.
The spirit of God infuses me with strength of soul and body I experience a lightness of Spirit that is reflected in my appearance. I seem to stand taller and walk with greater assurance. Keeping a healthy frame of mind, I maintain a daily practice of praying and thinking positively and eating and exercising wisely.
"I have loved you with an everlasting love" ~Jeremiah 31:3
Source: The Daily Word for Weight Loss (affiliate link)
More Quotes about Looking Within
“I looked outside to see what I could make the world give me, instead of looking inside to see what was there.”~
“You have little control over the world around you, but full control over the world within you.”~
“Look no where but within for the Divine in you” ~
“Every answer you are seeking is already inside of you. Look within. Do the inner work.” ~
"Do you know what you are? You are a manuscript oƒ a divine letter. You are a mirror reflecting a noble face. This universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you are already that." ~ Rumi
"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." ~ Carl Jung
"If you look inside yourself, and you believe, you can be your own hero." ~ Mariah Carey
"Find your vision, and let it guide you in all that you do. If you lack vision, look inside yourself. Draw on your natural gifts and desires." ~
“You have power over your mind?not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” ~ Maya Angelou
“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.” ~ Katherine Dunham
Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
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Thank you for your devotional.
I know you collect quotes. This one came with a Mayo Clinic newsletter today:
"I see optimism as a way of coping with life. Optimism leads us to look for solutions and silver linings when hardship strikes." — Edward T. Creagan, M.D.
Linda, thanks for the quote. I've added it to my ever growing collection. ~Martha
Be still and know that I am God is the scripture we were given when my husband started his business. Your love of Jesus comes thru in your posts. Thank you and I will be reading them. jean
I enjoyed your devotional and all your recipes. I have a question about substitutes. I can intent rice or cream cheese. Is there a good substitute for them in a recipe?
I meant to say I cannot eat rice or Cream Cheese.
Substitutes for Cream Cheese: "1 cup pureed cottage cheese [or] 1 cup plain Greek yogurt. There are also nondairy versions of cream cheese sold in grocery stores.
Substitutes for Rice: Brown rice rice, wild rice, quinoa, barley and bulgur.
Hope this helps. ~Martha