Sunday, September 20, 2009

In praise of yo-yo dieting and Starting Over

I know that the "experts" say that yo-yo dieting is bad for you. But I ask, where would I be now if I didnt' diet occasionaly? I would weigh 300 pounds! So much for the "experts"

So, after not losing the baby and furlough fat, I had decided to start Weigh Down again. I have the home video series, and it helped me lose 50 pounds several years ago. I always feel good doing weigh down, and its always a spiritual time for me. The only awful thing about it is that I am reluctant to share it with anybody in view of the cultish turn Gwen Shamblin has taken. I looked her up on the internet after years of not doing so, and I was appalled at what I saw. She looks anorexic, and she took "big hair" to new and scary heights. But what is worse is her anti-trinitarian views. To me Jesus Christ is everything, and as it says in Colossians, "In Him dwelleth the fullness of the Godhead bodily" Jesus is the physical incarnation of the living God, and to call Him anything less is blasphemous.

That reminds me of something Bro. Jim Preston says. He told us that if Satan cannot get you to deny a truth, he'll get you to go overboard on another. Its really dangerous to take one doctrine so far that it contradicts other biblical doctrines. Or, some people go over the edge on one issue, and it clouds the other issues that they proclaim. For example, Kent Hovind's views on taxes caused him to lose his ability to speak freely about Creation. I like the Pearls, but I feel that his somewhat-odd statements about salvation and the gap theory take away from their sound, practical advice about child training. Please, Lord, give me balance!

Anyway, Eileen and I will be weighing down regardless of skinny Gwen and her "Church"
After all, another sound piece of advice is "eat the meat, spit out the bones"!


Anonymous said...

I think you're right, yo-yo dieting is much better than just letting it go. Good for you! I wish I would have followed your excellent example!

I've heard lots of people use the expression you quoted: "Eat the meat, spit out the bones." I've used it myself and for some things that can be very true, especially with things that are more of a difference of opinion or are not dogmatically clear in the Bible.

However, I think Gwen Shamblin has gone past this.--She is a heretic and I think Psalm 1:1 would be good advice regarding her.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly,... ~Psalm 1:1a

I mean my words in all humbleness.--I have definitely NOT arrived in my Christian life and I hope I haven't come across like I think I have. I admire you so much Rhonda and have the greatest respect for you.

Blessings and Hugs,

Rhonda in Chile said...

Hello Michele!
Thanks for your kind words and words of exhortation. Yes, I think that Gwen Shamblin is out of her mind spiritually. I will absolutely distance myself from her as she is now. I used to participate on the message boards and everything, but that was over long ago.

Its sad too, not only for those who will be lead down a path of doctrinal error, but also for the testimony of Chriatians everywyere, as Gwen has been a TV lately.
blessings to you!

Tori said...

Good post Rhonda. Girl I can't sell yo-yo dieting since I'm in need of a diet but I can agree with you that if I didn't diet I'd surely be 300 lbs.

I remember Jack Hyles preaching one time at our church and there was a phrase he used similar to yours. He said, "There's dimonds in that field." Another words, eat the meat, spit out the bones!

JulieMom said...

Great post! I have never done Weigh Down before, but I agree when someone goes "over the edge", it's better to be careful.

Hope you'll keep us posted as to your success!!