Courage & Connection • Simple Nourished Living


 

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Losing weight is a body, mind and spirit proposition. Eating right and moving more are important which is why you will find tons of easy, healthy recipes and weight loss tips. The mind and spirit are integral too which is why I collect and share motivational quotes. Words have power. A steady supply of inspiring words are also essential to my success. 

I love devotionals. I’ve been reading them daily for years. I’ve decided to begin sharing a weekly devotional specific to weight loss. I’ve found it helpful to read and re-read it every day of the week, until I have it committed to memory. The positive words soak into every part of my being refreshing me and giving me strength.

This week’s devotional about courage and connection helps explain the success of WW and its structure as a support network. There’s power in associating with people who are working toward the same or similar goals. 

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My Weekly Weight Loss Devotional: Courage & Connection

Prayer is a powerful way that I receive the courage to do my best.

I needed courage to step onto the scale and weigh myself when I started my weight-loss program or when I strayed from following it. Yet when I was with a group of friends or others, who like me, were trying to lose weight, I felt encouraged. In fact, just being with one another and talking about what helped us encouraged us all.

Being with people who are working toward the same or similar goals, I feel more courageous. Perhaps there is courage in numbers. Maybe it’s because we know the importance of what we are doing, and we silently and verbally support each other in doing our best.

I believe there is mighty power released when to or more pray together and for one another. Whenever I am able to say “no” to a huge piece of my favorite dessert, just maybe someone is praying for me at that very moment, reinforcing my courage. 

“Each one helps the other, saying to one another, ‘Take courage!’” ~Isaiah 41:6

Source: The Daily Word for Weight Loss (affiliate link)

More Quotes about The Power of Courage & Connection

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~Lao Tzu

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”~Anais Nin

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” ~Napoleon Bonaparte

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”~Mary Anne Radmacher

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.” ~Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~Charles Dickens

“Strong people don’t put others down… They lift them up.”~Michael P. Watson

“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone.” ~Shannon L. Alder

Martha McKinnonMartha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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