The wrong side of ‘cuddly’ …..

I have decided that September is going to be ‘diet’ month …  well actually ‘starting the diet again’ month might be much more accurate.  If I’m being honest I have struggled with being on the wrong side of  ‘cuddly’ for longer than I care to admit.    Every so often I manage to get my head ‘in the zone’,  and if you have ever struggled to lose weight you will know exactly what I mean, you have to be in the right frame of mind.   It’s not that I don’t know what I need to do …. it’s basic, eat less, excercise more, but somehow its not  that simple!

There are lots of factors that influence what I put in my mouth, sometimes I eat because I’m anxious or worried,  that’s called comfort eating,  at other times I eat because I am happy or something good has happened, that’s called a celebration!   I can’t win really, but at least I have the power to decide whether to eat or not.

This got me thinking ….  I sponsor some children through Compassion and often when I think of how much we have and how much we waste, I feel embarrassed.   Especially when I consider that the little ones we sponsor wouldn’t get a decent meal if they weren’t attending the Compassion centre.


Angelica and Agossou need sponsors, click photo for info..                         

How much money could I save if I cut all the little ‘extras’ out of my diet, and those little extras often punch well above their weight in calorie value!   Hmmm …  I think I may have stumbled upon the perfect solution  to my weight  problem.   Not only would this help me lose weight, but I could use the money I save to sponsor another child living in poverty so that they could  gain weight ….  now that seems more balanced!

So ……. I know I’m not the only one who is carrying an extra pound or two.   Maybe you would like to take up the challenge of   lb’s for £’s, its very simple every time you manage to stop yourself buying chocolate, crisps, a take-away etc  (insert your particular vice) put the money you save into a jar and see how much you can save in a month.  You only need £21 or $38 a month and you could sponsor a child.

Still needing an incentive? …….  there are hundreds of children waiting for sponsors today,  I can introduce you to them personally just click  here to meet them.    You have the potential to change two lives  today yours and  _______  (all you have to do is fill in the blank!)


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 14:52:27

    Wonderful post! I don’t think anyone really realizes how much they waste until they actually start looking…and the diet thing…that is me! 🙂 Again! A great book to check out is 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. I don’t know that I could do it at this moment…with all my different uniform items and civilian clothes and pt clothes but the book is an interesting concept.


  2. T
    Sep 04, 2012 @ 22:39:29

    I sponsor 2 children through compassion myself. It was one of the best decisions in my life I ever made. They are huge blessings!. I loved your post too! God bless you


  3. Stacey
    Sep 05, 2012 @ 00:34:10

    Great post. I recommend Made to crave. I have lost two pant sizes since I took the Bible study. It really goes into how to make your weight loss into a walk with Jesus.


  4. neritia
    Sep 09, 2012 @ 05:49:17


    What an awesome way of saving and then using the money for sponsoring.

    Here in South Africa we eat – too much. There’s always extra’s of everything – and I’m just realizing now that I need to cut back too. So thankful for this reminder…!

    Loosing weight so that another can gain some…love it!!


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