Tuesday, June 5, 2012

I'm still the same me

Over the last 6 months I have learned a lot about myself and the way I look at things. Some of this learning was a lot a little painful but I knew that it had to be done.

I heard this quote once and it has really stuck with me, "When the fear of staying the same is greater than the fear of changing, your ready to change."

To some people I may have changed on the outside but I am still me on the inside. I have actually become a better person on the inside because I am happy within myself. When you get to a point in your life when your unhappy all the time its time to take a look at your self. There wasn't a secret way that I did it, I just ask God daily to give me the strength to be the woman that He intended for me to be. Every day is a struggle for me but I know that I have the strength of the Lord to walk in front of me on this journey.

I have had people that I call friends back off from our friendship because of the changes that I have been making. Its hurtful when I see this happening but I know that I can only try to show them love no matter what. I have tried really hard not to talk my lifestyle to death with others that are not interested and I have never judged any person because of their weight. I was just thinking that if all my friends were blind they wouldn't even know that I have lost weight and would treat me the same as before I started this lifestyle. Just think about that for a bit.

I guess the whole point I am trying to make here is that just because someone is changing or different on the outside doesn't mean they are not the same person on the inside. I am still the same girl I was 6 months ago, just a better, healthier and happier version.

The old saying of "Don't judge a book by its cover" comes to mind and it couldn't be truer. I still have a lot of the same problems that most people have, I am just better equipped to deal with them than I was before.

Have you dealt with anything like this in your life? How did you handle it?



  1. I'm sorry you are having to deal with that. I can honestly say I never have, so I can't offer any advice.

    You are looking very nice! :)

    1. Thanks Leah! I know that this little struggle will only make me stronger in the end. :)

  2. Whoo hoo...who's that good lookin lady?;)

  3. Truth is...you have changed...even on the inside. God is doing an amazing work in you...He's changing you and making you beautifully new on the inside and it's quite obvious. Sometimes it's intimidating for people to see someone changing on the outside because they want the same change to happen to them...but what they don't really know is what they really need/want is the change that's happening to you on the inside. The trust in the Lord with your life, the faith that you can make it thru any temptation because Christ has already been there, the beautiful quiet confidence that is bringing you peace in who God created you to be. The outside is only a reflection of what is happening on the inside.
    I am so proud of what God is doing in your life! Love you (and sorry for the sermonette!)

    1. Thanks Gina! My hearts desire has been to be a Godly wife, mother, woman and friend. I am so thankful that I have had so many Godly ladies to look up to for guidance and wisdom.