Little Mama On The Prairie

A life and weight-loss journey.

Can I do it?

on February 20, 2013

First of all, I apologize to anyone who was waiting for a post yesterday, it turned out to be an extremely busy day, most of which I was not home for. First we went to the auction mart to watch our calves sell that we shipped yesterday. We arrived too late to see ours but stayed a while to watch some others, kids seemed to like that. After that it was errands, lunch and hurry home to accomplish a few things before abandoning my family to see a movie with my sister-in-law. We saw Les Mis. At the Roxy. If you live in/near Saskatoon and have never been to The Roxy Theatre…go! What an amazing, beautiful experience. Oh, and I thought the movie was pretty good too.

So the other night, I was lying in bed thinking about this whole weight loss journey thing and whether or not I’ll really make it to my goal or if I’m just kidding myself. I thought of the verse, “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” From Phillipians 4. My thoughts then led to me thinking I really can’t do this, but God can do it….which led to thinking that, wait a minute, I think I’ve got that wrong. Now, don’t tune out because it sounded like I just said God couldn’t do something, hear me out.

When God formed me in my mother’s womb, he created me complete with a mind and a will, as well as a body that pretty much works the same as yours. For some reason, I chose to trash my body through the years, creating the weight problem I now deal with. God didn’t do that. I did. He didn’t make me fat. I did. But now that I have decided its time to lose weight, I want to cop out of the struggle by saying I can’t do it, but GOD can!

As these thoughts went through my head, I came to realize something. I CAN lose weight. I CAN make the choices I need to, to get myself back on the right path. God gave me the ability to lose weight, just as He gave me the freedom to gain weight in the first place. The choice is completely mine. Then I looked at Phillipians 4:13 again, “I can do all things through Christ who GIVES ME STRENGTH.” It doesn’t say anything in that verse about “I can’t – but God can”, it says that God will provide the strength so that I CAN! But I have to take the first step and decide that I will.

I’m glad I took that step a few weeks ago, and I’m continuing on, just step by step.


I just had to share this with you. We are Nacho Libre fans and couldn't resist the opportunity our son gave us for this photo.

I just had to share this with you. We are Nacho Libre fans and couldn’t resist the opportunity our son gave us for this photo.


Have you come to realize yet, that it has been your own choices in your life that have gotten you where you are? If that means a weight problem for you, then maybe its also time to realize that you have the ability to make the choice to reverse your situation. IF you want to.



4 Responses to “Can I do it?”

  1. Lendy says:

    Really like the encouragement!!!

  2. Helen Giesbrecht says:

    me too…you bring tears to my eyes..keep them coming…I know first hand how hard it is to lose weight…it comes off..then it comes back on…it’s been like a yo yo for me…but this time I’m praying that I can keep my weight off 🙂

  3. Noreen says:

    This was really encouraging for me Sara! Well put! I think this blog is bringing out your best writing too. Juts thinking that the other day when I was reading your latest post. Have I told you lately how inspiring you are and how proud I am of you? Well you are and I am!!! 🙂

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