So I see this commercial of someone injecting herself in the stomach and then praising the small pinch as it helps to lose weight. In my own head, in my own addiction, I watched and thought. Hmmm, It was a fleeting moment but it did cross my mind. Maybe I wouldn’t crave that last oatmeal cookie. Then my mind shut it down.
Every generation promoted some pill, shake, or drink that claimed an easy way to lose weight without changing your diet or exercise routine. Eating disorders took society by storm sweeping me up with it. Easy is never easy. There are always consequences when you put foreign materials in your body trying to change its composition. So, I researched a bit and what I found is disturbing. A lot of impressionable minds out there yearning to be accepted and see this as an option. They do not ever look at the fine print like the side effects.
So, Ozempic works against insulin resistance. This means you are taking diabetic medication for weight loss? I am sure if you asked a diabetic they would say they would rather not take meds but just want to enjoy a healthy life. What a warped view. If you put meds in your body when your body doesn’t need them then what are the consequences on the body?
Saxendra promotes itself for teens 12-17 who weigh more than 132 pounds which is considered obese? (BTY-under 5 ft. tall) Also the serious side effects that are possible: thyroid tumors including cancer. Thyroid cancer! Hmm, could it be because these young people are injecting themselves with meds that override the thyroid. The dumb part is the fine print says most successful if you manage your food intake and increase your physical activity. Sorry, but in the 80’s we used to say “No sh*t Sherlock.”
Look, I hit 50 and even with my diet and I do exercise 5 days a week I still kept putting on the pounds. When I gained 20 pounds my doctor was like what is going on? I had my thyroid tested and yep big dip so once I went on thyroid meds I didn’t lose the pounds in a couple days, but over 6 months I did drop back to my comfortable normal weight and I have been at the same weight for going on 3 years.
***These injections are not cheap-average $150 a month-Ironically I am sure diabetics would like to have a cheaper injection cost
So, ready for one more? Ever heard of Botulinum toxin A (Gastric Injection)? This is injected into the muscles of the stomach wall that lasts about 3 months. It prevents the muscles from contracting so food stays in the stomach longer, slowing digestion so you are fuller longer. What if you do a sit up or you want to work tummy muscles. Who would elect to do this crazy procedure? I am sure it is not cheap as it is an elective surgery. I’m dumbfounded!
All I see from this is how we all fall for the lies that when we see ourselves we see “not good enough,” “I’m ugly,” “who could love that,” “all I need to do is change this or that about my face, weight, or body and I will be accepted.” The reel that played in my mind for many years. You know how to stop it? You say “Enough” and change your lens.
A new spiritual nature enables us to see ourselves and the world as God sees it. Jesus opened our eyes to the truth of God’s Word and illuminated the path to pleasing God. With God’s vision in our hearts and a Bible in our hands, we can turn the world away from darkness and death toward light and life.
I am enough because God tells me through his word that I am ENOUGH!
I am beautiful enough:
“She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant, and all her paths are peaceful. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.” (Proverbs 3: 15-18).
I am equipped enough:
“I am strengthened with all power according to His glorious might” (Colossians 1:11).
I am resilient enough:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you, I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let our hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).
I am strong enough:
“God is my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).
Prayers for those who are lost and confused in their own identity. Prayers for this world and families dealing with so much just to survive each day.
Dreamsdontfade.com (see blog = warnings on the U.S. power grid)
Let this powerfully worship song wash over you today. “Still God” by Genavieve Linkowski & Metro Collective Worship
And if my pain is gonna drain me I’ll be empty at your feet
If my heart is torn before you let it be an offering
If this world is gonna leave me then I’ll count it all as lost
And if this battle’s gonna break me I’ll be broken at the cross
I will wait for you
I will wait for you
Oh, I know you’re working all things for my good
So I’ll trust you in this valley I know that you’re still God