Written by Fabiola Bouquette

I think at some point we all have had an issue with food, whether we are aware of it or not.

Well, I used to have an issue...I always ate. Even when I didn't have the desire to eat, I would eat. To me food was on the same level as a good friend. It was always there and nine times out of ten, it never failed me.

In the summer of 2015, I hit my highest weight ever! I was beyond disappointed and ashamed at what I had allowed to happen, all because I saw food as a "friend". Even when I hit my highest weight, I still wasn't willing to make a change. I know… hardheaded.

I eventually had a change of mind when a friend said something to me in regards to joining a work out group. At first my response was a quick NO! But after realizing that I was damaging this temple that was given to me, I had a change of heart. I realized that while this temple was temporary, I was still to be a good steward over what God gave me. So I did it!!

I joined the group. Not only did I work out, but I also learned about the nutrition side of things. So you could imagine how stunned I was when I realized what I was REALLY doing to this temple. I took the necessary steps to change what I had allowed for years.

While I'm not quite where I want to be, I am proud of what has been accomplished. God had to show me that there was more to life than satisfying my tummy. He made it clear that food wasn't something I lived for, but was something I needed to get the required energy for my day.

Now don't get it twisted. Every once in a while I'll eat my ice cream or a piece of cake. Oh and some chocolate! BUT the point is, it's all done in moderation and not often.

So my encouragement to you is this: be a good steward over your temple. Why? The answering being that you only get one on this side of Heaven. One last thing I would like to mention. Did you notice I didn't mention scales and numbers? I didn't because I am more than a number! I don’t allow a scale to determine my success.

Be encouraged and take care of your temple.


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