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Too Old to Watch My Weight

Have you ever said, “I need to watch my weight”? Watch my weight. That’s a phrase I’ve used a lot in my life.

I started watching my weight when I was in elementary school. Before my age reached double digits, I was following the same diets my mom was following. I knew all about calories and macronutrients before my age reached double digits. I was too young to be watching my weight.

Fast forward to high school. I ate pretzels and milk for lunch because I was still watching my weight. I was too young to have that worry.

In college, I started exercising a lot because I was watching my weight. I took laxatives to help me purge (I could never make myself vomit. Believe me, I’ve tried plenty of times!) I was too young to be dealing with this.

In my 30s, I was still watching my weight and pursuing weight loss at all costs. Even though I had a family who loved me. Even with a career I was good at. I had a life I needed to be living that shouldn’t be focused on weight loss. I was too old to still be worrying about my weight.

There’s no “goldilocks” age for watching your weight. You’re either too young or too old. There’s no age when worrying about and watching your weight is justified. No matter your age or stage of life, God has things for you to do. I don’t know what those things are, but I know what it’s not. It’s not for you to be watching your weight.

God set me free at the age of 40. I finally realized that it was time to stop circling the mountain of diets, gimmicks, and quick fixes and head out of my desert to freedom. (See Deuteronomy 2:3)

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I speak to too many women who have grown children and grandchildren who are still primarily focused on her weight. She’s still signing up for diets, counting out almonds, pointing out her flaws and how she’s working to flatten her stomach. This makes me so sad. There’s so much more to life, to your life, than watching your weight.

By all means, I want you to be healthy. You need to be healthy for these people in your life and for all that God still has for you to do. But that doesn’t require a certain number on the scale or for you to count and measure every morsel.

I created the Faith and Fitness Membership Community for women like you who realize you’re too old to still be watching your weight and allowing this struggle to distract you from the life you really want to be living.

I wrote devotionals to help you build a healthy life on a foundation of faith.

God loves you just the way you are.

Stop watching your weight while your life passes you by and start embracing where God has you right now.

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