This morning the pastor preached on anxiety. It felt like he was talking directly to me. I honestly believe that anxiety holds me back from actually being successful. I hold onto this fear of "what if I do it all right, and it still doesn't work?" Then, when I start a diet or exercise plan, I do it half-heartedly, at best. Why can't I just let go and give 100% to eating right and staying committed to an exercise plan? Anxiety. I fear failure. If I don't try, I can't fail at it.
I'm pretty sure when Rev. Jody preached this message this morning, he wasn't thinking about losing weight. But it's funny how this message triggered the realization that the anxiety he was preaching on is the same anxiety that holds me back in my weight loss efforts. I think it's time I give my weight (and weight loss) to God and let Him have the anxiety that holds me back.
I'm joining Weight Watchers (again) this weekend. I have a good friend who will be doing it, as well. We're going to be there to support each other every step along our weight loss journeys. And we're going to be there to help each other let go of our anxieties.