Hi Lovelies!! We hope you are having a marvelous day. That your journey has moved forward and you’re seeing progress. But we’re not crazy enough to think that some of you have not had bad days. Maybe you’re a part of our DietBet game and you did great days 1 and 2 only to blow it on day 3. Maybe you’ve been doing well with your weight loss for a long time and you’re really at a plateau. It’s OK! Make your next food/fitness choice a better one. Even if you don’t feel like it.
Today we’re starting a new series. We’ll choose a word and give it a day. We’ll give you a short reason why we think it’s important and then we want to hear from YOU. Today’s word: FAITH. Faith in the process, faith in the plan, faith in yourself, faith in God. Faith that in the end you will overcome and you will reach your goal! We have to believe if we want to see results.
So, here are our thoughts on faith…what are yours?
25 replies on “Faith”
I have Faith that I can do this!
My word is BELIEVE! I have a necklace that I wear all the time that says., Believe in yourself, in your dreams in love, hope and peace.
This just reminds me of a quote by Maya Angelou. “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Imagine the faith it takes for that butterfly to close itself up into that cocoon and dream of what it will become some day. I have so much faith in myself and in my abilities. I have faith that on the other side of this scary, looming cocoon, I will emerge a beautiful butterfly!
That’s such a great quote, Stephanie. Thanks for sharing!
Faith in knowing that not only is God helping to restore my body, but my mind as well. Beginning to realize that my body truly IS a TEMPLE.Thank y’all for the inspiration today. Definitely needed it.
My word is survive. I’ve beat cancer 3 times. How can I not manage this silly weight issue. I do have the faith I can do it. Now I just need to walk the walk.
You can definitely do it!
Faith is such an important word when it comes to weight loss. Faith in the process. Faith in that your hard work is going to pay off eventually. Faith that skinny or fat, you are still loved by the One who created you. Faith that the cookie or chocolate that haunts you is not going to be worth it.
This is encouraging to thing about! Thank you for continuing to inspire!
my word is DETERMINATION! I can’t always stay motivated but as long as I’m determined to meet my weight loss goal, the motivation will follow. I absolutely adore you girls and I’m so glad I found your blog. You have both inspired me so much in my weight loss journey 🙂
Sometimes faith is the only think that keeps me going!
Faith is stepping forward even if you can’t see where you are going but you know it is what you are suppose to do.
I have Faith….God is my strength in all things and He is my portion. Thank u Hannah and Olivia for your encouragement.
I loved learning a while back that Faith means….a confident expectation. Really powerful when I think about it that way.
Determination – I’m determined to join the next challenge after recovering from back surgery next week
Great word, I have faith in my LORD but rarely in myself. I mean I have faith I can make it through the day and faith that God is there for me and faith that I can get good grades (college student) but I don’t think I’ve ever truly believed in myself that I can get all the way down to a healthy size. I’ve gone from a 18 to a tight 12 since moving out of my parents home but it’s happened slowly and I keep hitting plateaus. But the problem is that I’ve been a 12 before so I knew I could and once I got there I froze. I’ve been a size 12 for a year and a half with my weight fluctuating but never changing dramatically. I haven’t been a 6 (goal size) since I was 14 years old so I struggle seeing it as possible. But faith is believing despite what you know so I am going to take that word and take it to heart.
Another word that goes hand-in-hand with faith: grace. I just read this post this morning (http://moneysavingmom.com/2013/03/giving-yourself-grace.html) and it was exactly what I needed to hear. I thought you ladies might be encouraged by it also.
Heck yeah! Faith in God who helps me do all the hard stuff! Faith in my support system that they’ll stand with me! Faith that the exercise ball won’t pop when I do ab stuff on it…. 🙂
My word is “recover”. Unfortunately it’s pretty much a given that we’re going to flop now and again. Recovery, and faith that it will occur, is HUGE.
What a great topic and word to start off with. I really took what you said to heart and I have been repeating it to myself this past week. I am happy to report that I lost 3.0lbs last week and I do have FAITH that I finally accomplish my weight loss goals (yet again) but for good. Thank you ladies for being such an inspiration! 🙂
When I think of faith I always think of two things: the scripture in the Bible that talks about having faith as small as a mustard seed and faith being defined as believing in something you cannot see. I think it’s hard to have faith to keep on keeping on with workouts and eating healthy when it takes longer to see results than you’d hoped. I know that is something that I struggle with but I’m getting better and trying hard to keep the faith. At the end of the day I know it’s all in God’s hands.
First off can I just say that you ladies are beautiful, and Olivia I love, love, love your top! Faith is a very important word to me. It motivates me. It holds me accountable. It makes me strive to do my absolute best. Faith has taken me out from the darkest and lowest points of my life. It takes faith to get me up every morning with the hope that someday things will be better. At times it’s faith that keeps me breathing. Faith gives me passion, hope, and peace. I find joy and happiness in my faith. The light at the end of the tunnel is there because of my faith. Faith helps me dance in the midst of a storm. I am because of my faith. Faith = me
I have 2 words. Determination and respect. When I am determined to accomplish something, I do. It’s just a matter of finding that determination. Then comes respect. I want to be respected for my determination and doing this the right way, no shortcuts. My desire for that respect often guides me down the path I need to follow. I also have such huge respect for those who have accomplished the things I strive for (weight loss in particular). That respect for others helps me find my determination 🙂
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To me personally, faith is believing despite all that try to stop you because you know and feel and have hope in your heart that it is possible. And one day, the faith that got you through the hard times are revealed and you’re not only guided to truth that it was possible but your guided to unconditional LOVE for God, for yourself, and for your fellow people 🙂
My meaning of faith applies to life, it applied to the diet bet, it applies to everything I do.
Because I had faith I would suceed in this dietbet, and because you both had faith in me to challenge me to lose the 4%, I have been guides to the truthful reality that I was able to acheive this goal. This gives me so much love for you both, for myself, and for God to guide me on my will to never lose faith in myself 🙂