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  • Rebecca says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this 31 day “jumpstart”. My 8 year old daughter and I are doing this together.

    • kimf says:

      Way to go, Rebecca! It is awesome that you are teaching your daughter how to have a healthy lifestyle so early in life. What a blessing for her to have a wise mom like yourself!

  • Gail says:

    I am going to start with the weight loss challenge today.. I have tried too many times , but my lifestyle is very stressful and I find it hard to talk myself out of making bad food choices when i am stressed. I am going to start with this small step

    • Diane says:

      I agree with you on the stress eating. Stressful at work. Stressful with elderly parents’ medical issues. Stressful adult children issues. Sometimes I just want quiet, a tv, and an enjoyable meal.

      • Hi Diane – I understand. Nothing wrong with a good meal! The problem comes if those “good meals” are stealing your peace, or make you feel ashamed/guilty. That’s when it becomes not so good and you need to find a balance.

  • Karen Selland says:

    I really needed this step! So hard for me to get my daily water intake in. However, I drank my two cups! 🙂

  • Carrie says:

    Thank you for doing this! I bought your ebook last Fall and did well for a few weeks, but habits and thinking patterns are so hard to change! I fell back into my old ways. I am very excited for this 31 days. It feels very doable for me & I have new hope! I’ll be back tomorrow!

  • jill says:

    I am so excited! This is it! I have started so many diets in the past and just given up…please pray that i will not be lazy and see this thing thru to a new beginning…Thank you, God bless, Jill

  • Natasha D says:

    I want to Thank you for your miniistry to people like me. I have fought my weight since I was diagnosed with hypothyroid at age 12. Three kids adn 18 years later, I found myself to heavy for my bones and muscles. I am 70 lbs overwieght and in pain. I had tried all kinds of diets but always put more wieght on than I lost. I gave up. Then after crying out to God for several hours, I felt him tell me, “Use me, not some diet.” This is when I did google searches for scripture helping me with weightloss. I came across your website and have followed your tips. Today I am down 6 lbs. IT has taken me 3 months but I lose slowly and something is better than nothing. He’s healing me, I will worship him. Thank you agian for your ministry.

  • Gail Ramsey says:

    Thank you for the 31-day jumpstart. I weigh 360 pounds and I am 52 years old. Losing weight is and has always been a challenge for me. Now I am at the cross roads..pre-diabetic, unmotivated and it is not easy to lose weight…seems like no matter what I do. I believe the 31-day jumpstart will be a blessing. Thanks.

    • Chrissy says:

      I am here now at 51 – and I have started at 292 – no need to list the ailments I am believing that God will heal me from if I am obedient
      I want to live for Him not my stomach… My emotions are numb at this point but I am just going to do what is right till I am able to feel the Love of God again – I see the blessings everyday and I just pass them off – well no more – here is my line in the sand –
      Blessings to everyone – Chrissy in Maryland

  • Janet says:

    Well, I went in the bathroom and hugged myself said the verse twice. I also, thanked God using the scripture. Drinking the water is a great idea. I do this through out the day. 16 oz at a time. Starting first thing in the morning. I use a filtered water pitcher that I keep in the fridge. 🙂 Thanks for doing this 31 day step program. I look forward to tomorrow’s step.

  • Denise says:

    thank you, I need the motivation to stay on track. I’m hoping to lose 10lbs on this small steps to weightloss.

  • Shelia says:

    Thanks for your assistance in helping me in my lifestyle transformation. I don’t want to try another diet–I need the mental transformation from living to eat to eating to live. I believe this is my pathway to health and wholeness! Thanks a Million in advance!!!

  • Leisa says:

    God is so good! I’d just told myself I needed to get back on track and began writing down what I eat and exercising – yesterday. I really haven’t been reading emails because of work but when I saw the title, “Weight Loss Challenge,” I knew it was a confirmation from God that the time is now. Thank you for your obedience and for not dropping me from your email list. I needed this right at this moment. Can’t wait to see tomorrow’s tip!

  • Ana says:

    I am going to a wedding early summer and want to loose 10 lbs…thank you for the challenge….I am excited about the Month of May…After May I will have 40 more lbs to loose.

  • Trish says:

    Thank you so much for this 31 day step program. This is exactly what I need. I stood in front of the mirror, hugged myself & said the verses twice. I did drink my 16oz. of water. Since I dislike warm water very much. I’m putting a small lunch kit with ice & a bottle of water inside right beside my bed for first thing Monday morning. I’m going to conquer this thing (my weight) one step at a time. I look forward to Day 2. God bless you.

  • Joyce says:

    I have done step one. With God help my prayer is this challenge will help me to lose the 20 lbs I have been wrestling with for over a year.

  • Mary Smith says:

    Thanks for the encouragement. I struggle to drink water daily and I believe starting in the morning with two cups will be a great boaster for each day. I pray God abundantly bless you and all who take this challenge.

  • DORATTA says:

    I did it…about the water….I fill 2 large drinking bottles almost daily…they are from contigo…I put small slices of lemon in them because I love lemons and it makes the water taste better…I get my water at a water place where they filter it….I have done this for years….I do not buy plastic bottles because I know there are way too many in our earth already…..thanks…

  • Susan says:

    Thank you Kimberly for your faith based and biblically grounded encouragement. The days and weeks fly by SO fast – through you our Saviour has gently reminded me to take care again of the body He himself blessed me with. Dearest lord Jesus not on my strength, but by yours. “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me”. Thank you Kimberly for caring. God bless you

  • Yvonne says:

    The first step happened easily for me, since I already keep water on my nightstand for the following morning. But it is always good to receive confirmation that something I’m dong is positive. Thanks Kim for starting this program.

  • Malaki says:

    Very good and enjoying the program and may we all achieve our goals as God’s holy temple.

    • kimf says:

      Hi Everyone – whew, the excitement about starting the challenge is contagious! Thanks to you all for joining. I know the tips will be helpful to you – just do the step and you are changing your reality for the better. God bless you all as you begin this journey!

  • Michelle says:

    Thank you for your website. My journey begans today.

  • Linda says:

    Hi Kim,

    This is great! I am starting this tonight, I have been experiencing some back pains and they have been linked to my weight and I am starting my journey to a healthy life tonight!

    I just found your website and so far it is a blessing.

    Thank you and God bless you!

  • Ellen says:

    This site is a blessing. I am just starting today – I have been struggling with my weight for a long time and I cannot do this alone. Thank you.

  • Linda Hunter says:

    Hello,

    I am so glad I found this website. I have failed every other way to lose weight. I heard the only way to be successful at losing weight is to ask God to help you. I do believe that this is why I found your website. I will read this info today, 5/16/11, as it is 1:42 p.m. and much of the day has past. I prefer to start out newly–i.e. a new day, a prayer for empowerment, an empty stomach and your empowering steps to begin weight loss.
    I will use this time to ponder on your instructions. My hope is that I can successfully complete your program. Thanks so much.

    • kimf says:

      Hi Linda – I believe you will succeed. This is not a diet – this is your life. So just take it a step at a time and promise yourself that you will keep trying no matter what. If you don’t do things perfectly one day, so what? As long as you are breathing, there is hope so keep that in mind. Learn from your mistakes and move on. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!

  • Carol James says:

    Hello I will start tonight with the water and and tommorow again and the begining of the 31 day hugs and prayer God bless you. Please Lord that this works for me and for all who are at present begining the journey

    • kimf says:

      Carol – that is great that you are starting! God will give you enough strength for each day so that’s all you need to focus on. You’ll succeed as long as you don’t give up.

  • JNT says:

    Please pray for me as I begin again. I am so tired of feeling unacceptable because of my weight. I am so tired of trying and failing over and over.

    • kimf says:

      Hi JNT,

      I do pray for you and I have some advice…please keep in mind that you feeling unacceptable is a trick of the enemy. You are loved and accepted by God no matter your size, and you need to be convinced of that fact. You will succeed the more you believe God loves you because then you can love yourself and be motivated to care for yourself from that love. I’d recommend you read my article ‘God’s Love Letter to You‘ for my views on this subject.

  • Andrea says:

    Like many others I too am struggling with maintaining weight loss. The concept of taking one small step each day is both appealing and doable. These are positive habits that I can maintain for a lifetime. Thanks for all that you do!

    • kimf says:

      You are welcome, Andrea! There is a saying that “By the mile, it’s a trial but by the inch, it’s a cinch.” The small steps will make you accumulate small successes that you can build on. God bless you!

  • Chasity says:

    I was wondering how true this works? I am very worried about having a know ‘diet’. I know that I need to have a life change. I am having some health issues and also have 3 small children. I know that I can’t change my husband, but I am sure that if he sees me and the changes, that may take place, he will want a change as well. I also know that my body belongs to god and He doesn’t make trash. He loves me just the way I am, but this is not what I was it someone that I created by NOT placing all my trust in Him. I happen to find this website after struggling with the fact that this is HIS temple. The question is why am I destroying it? I don’t like it when people destroy my property, I am sure He is not please either. He loves me and cares for me. I need to place my faith in HIM for everything including weight loss. I just wish that I could have a support team near me to help with accountablity. Thanks Kim for the extra push that I needed.

    • kimf says:

      Hi Chasity,

      The small step plan I’ve outlined here is not a new diet. It is about small changes you can make each day that will help you live a healthy lifestyle – that is the key to permanent weight loss. You are right – you can’t change your husband, only yourself. But you have the power of influence and like you said, perhaps will will be inspired by your positive changes. And the most powerful thing you can do is to pray for yourself, your husband and your family as a whole to adopt a healthier lifestyle so you will be able to enjoy each other more. Yes, God created your body and the best question you can ask yourself is: “What can I do differently today to make the body I have better than what it was yesterday.” All of the small steps I give you here will give you answers to that question. You can do all things through Christ – I believe in the God that is in you!

  • Ivy says:

    Hello Ms. Taylor,

    I thank God for this website. I knew if I would seek, I would find, Matt 7:7. I will be honest, I will give this all I have in the name of Jesus. Nothing else has worked for this child of God. I know that my foolish eating has hindered my walk with Chirst. However today 5/29/11 is a new day and I will rejoice and be glad in it Psalm 118:24. I will try Jesus this way and encourage everyone who is seeking weight loss like I am- to know Christ as your savior first, that is what is most essential. God Bless you Woman of God, Kim.

  • Kjean says:

    Hi! I’ve just found this site and I think its great. Looks like theres alot to look at. Looking forward to trying this new way of weight loss..one day at a time 🙂

  • Yovania says:

    I just started Saturday, I bought a book called Food Faith & fitness for women, so far It has opened my eyes & made me realize that God does care and that God can help you with this weight issue I have been battling all my life so I consider him my COACH 🙂 it helps me. I started just doing 3O mins a day on my Gazalle glider (by Tony Little ) which is awesome bc it doesn’t hurt or impact the joints, I put my mp3 player and just glide to the music which helps me a lot to glide a lil faster picking up the pace to the rhythm or a lil slower depending on the melody of the song, it helps me and takes the pressure off of having to kill myself bc I have to burn a certain amount of calories where I would exhaust myself and didn’t keep up with working out bc i would just do too much too fast. I want to vary it up by switching days and walking instead. I just found this website and I think its great so tonight I will keep my water bottle filled w/2cups of water by my stand and follow this, I like that idea of showering my insides it made me realize that yes God wants me to take care of his temple & that glass of water will be a perfect start. Thank You I am soo Happy I found you. 🙂

    • kimf says:

      Thanks Yovania and Kjean – I am glad you are getting started – just remember…whatever you can do everyday to improve your health, no matter how small it is, then do that. Every bit helps!

  • Rick says:

    Hey Ladies, wasn’t sure if there’s room for Christian guys seeking to get back to physical fitness? I am thankful for your site, Kim. Keep up the good work!

  • Kathy says:

    Woke up, drank my water, then got to school to see 3 beautiful cakes in the teachers’ lounge….chocolate, strawberry and Italian cream…all HOMEMADE….let’s just say that I drank my water and not discuss the rest.

    • kimf says:

      Ha, ha, Kathy – we all have days like that. The question is…what are you willing to do differently the next time it happens? See, that was a test. And with TBYT, you expect to have tests and you prepare yourself for the next time that situation occurs.

      Did you eat a piece of all of the cakes? If so, maybe you can pick the one you want the most and have a slice of that one. Or maybe you can get a small piece of each one, but no more than would add up to a single slice (for example, 1/3 of a slice of each).

      The point is – you can still enjoy a treat every now and then, but don’t “treat” yourself every day. So come up with a “cakes in the teacher’s lounge” plan so the next time it happens, you will do a bit better than the last time. Thanks for writing that – we’ve all been there!

  • Angela says:

    Hi
    I started today after a weekend of over indulging. I pray that I will be strong as I take this journey

    • kimf says:

      Hi Angela – I appreciate your post. The good news is that you don’t have to rely on your own strength. Each day, you can humble yourself and ask God for the strength and wisdom to take care of yourself. He will be faithful to give it to you – just believe!

  • Tracy says:

    Well I choose to become responcible for my non chalant eating what ever I want when ever I want. Enough is enough I have consecrated every other area to the lord except this one Now I have become willing to turn to the master in all areas of my life. To God be the glory..

  • Kelsi says:

    I literally asked the Holy Spirit as I typed in google search to lead me to a site that will help me. And this was the very 1st one. I’m so grateful. I’ve been a professional dieter and weight gainer for as long as I can remember. But earlier TODAY, I told myself, THIS time would be different and I would love myself and see beauty in myself EVERY step of the way, even overweight. I told myself I would lean on God’s strength and wisdom to do this. I would allow God to guide me. THIS time He’s in charge. I’ve never done it in HIS name before. Then as I read step one I saw the scripture. The self hug and scripture were confirmation from earlier today. I just finished step one and the water made me feel full. I’m excited about this journey. Kim, I’m SO thankful for your vision.

  • Rena says:

    Wow this is going to be an amazing journey!

  • Julie says:

    I did it but I had trouble believing that what I was saying was true. I proceeded to have a terrible day (combination of lack of sleep, pms and meds withdrawal and satanic attack?) very mean to my family and myself. Prayed for forgiveness and a new start.

    • kimf says:

      Hi Julie,

      Think about this…What you are questioning is whether God’s word is true. All you are doing is repeating what God said through the Psalms. You ARE fearfully and wonderfully made because you are made in the image of God according to Genesis 1:27. The key is to elevate God’s word in your mind so that it is the FINAL word in your life…more than your current circumstances, more than anybody else’s opinion of you, more than your past. I want you to memorize the scripture I wrote about in this article “God’s Love Letter to You“:

      If you were mean to your family, you did the right thing by praying and asking for forgiveness – both from God and from them. God can also renew your mind and attitude as you humble yourself and allow him to work on you. I will pray for you in this regard as well.

  • Anne says:

    I started this today. Found this sight on a google search. I’ve been trying to lose weight. I have a list of medical problems. Praying this works.

  • Jandora Patterson says:

    So happy to have found this website! I feel so free at last. I have been uplifted in His holy name. No longer do I crave to lose weight because Im worried about what other people will think of me. I no longer have it in me to say “I feel guilty to take the time for myself”. Being healthy and losing weight is now ALL TO GLORIFY GOD MY FATHER!!! Hallelujah! I’m a mother of 3 and this breakthrough, I know, will benefit our whole family. Thank you so much for this website.

  • Heather says:

    Thank you! I actually feel like I can do this.

  • Katie says:

    I am so so excited to see where this journey takes me! I have been hating myself for years and finally see hope! I cant wait to see how ive changed on day 31.

  • Amy says:

    I have gained back all the weight I lost in 2006 (40 pounds). I began to feel almost panicked about it. When I came upon this sight, a calm came over me. I know I need to turn to God for help. I feel that this is my guide in doing that. Somehow I feel I will get what I need now, even if all of the weight I lost before is not exactly what I will lose this time. I did day one, ready for day two!

  • PattiRose says:

    Okay, so here I am, trying to calm this voice that’s been telling me to “just start over tomorrow” and “do what you want” for YEARS! Every decade, I’d determine myself to get on track, I’m not gonna still be fat when I’m 30, then 40 and soon, very soon, I’ll be 50. I just wanna have a grip by then (October) and be able to say that the voice is silenced!! I know God can do this for me, but….but…..NO MORE BUTTS! God can do this and I’m hoping this site will guide me….gotta go hug all over myself now!

  • Lisa says:

    I too am excited about taking this journey. I have had a stronghold of nicotine for 30 years and of food for about the past 7 years. God has recently delivered me from my nicotine addiction (it will be 10 weeks Sunday the 14th). While that is truly a blessing, I am disappointed in myself for allowing my food addiction to compensate (I have gained over 15 pounds). I am turning this over to my Lord and Savior, and am thankful for this site and information to walk with me through this journey. Hugging myself and stating God’s word “I am fearfully and wonderfully made”, really did something for me. Doing this to honor my Father is all the motivation I need, and I pray that the motivation continues. I wish all my sisters (and brothers) in Christ the best. And a huge thanks to you Kim, for sharing your story!

  • Catherine Mersereau says:

    Standing in front of the mirror was very difficult. I avoid mirrors !!! I thought of Gloria Copeland saying get rid of all the goofy things you have been taught . In the circles I was raised being short ( I am 5 ft 1 in) was almost a disablity . Thank you Lord that this stronghold of the belief of being short leaves you at the short end of the stick is broken.

    • kimf says:

      Hi Catherine – praise God! There comes a time when we must all question man’s bad report about us or God’s good report about you. God’s report says that you were made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27), that you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14), and that God loves you
      (1 John 4:16). When you believe that and walk according to those truths, amazing things will happen in your life. Watch and see.

  • Hailey says:

    I’ve gained 20 pounds in the past couple of months. I’ve recently lost 10 of those pounds, and am aiming to lose even more so I can be as think as I use to be 2 years ago. I lost those 10 pounds with unhealthy habits that I have now broken, however, now my excessive eating is starting to take control again. I know all things are possibly through God, so here is to day one. Cheers (with my two cups of water) and good luck to those who are taking this journey with me.

    • kimf says:

      Congratulations, Hailey! I agree with you – you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Here is another scripture I love as well – just learned it this morning:

      Psalm 94:18-19

      If I say, “My foot slips,”
      Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up.
      In the multitude of my anxieties within me,
      Your comforts delight my soul.

  • Catherine Mersereau says:

    Hi Kim – The mini checklists at the end of each day are very helpful. Thanks. I am on day 6 . I still find it extremely difficult to stand in front of the mirror !! I still have a hard time believing God loves me. In my culture , being short was considered almost a handicap and I am 5ft 1in . So I am still struggling with if God loves me than why did he make me short and now short and fat ( 160-164 pounds) . I realize this cultural conditioning is a strong hold in my life . By the Grace of God and this program , I am overcoming this falsehood. As Gloria Copeland says ” get rid of the goofy things you were taught to believe ” and Joyce Meyers says , ” if you believed God loves you you would act different !” One inch at time , Cathe

  • Lois says:

    I came upon this site after going to the doctor this morning to have my thyroid checked. I feel guilty even in saying that, because a part of me feels like I’m trying to make excuses for my excessive weight gain. I almost cried when I got on the scales in his office. I have NEVER been this heavy… and it shows. I feel as though everyone is looking at me with that “Won’t you do something about yourself?” face. You know, the one where everyone thinks of you as how you USED to look, and looks at you as if to say, “How dare you let yourself go!”. Yes, it’s hard. But beyond the tears, I know I need to make some serious changes. I feel like the Lord brought me to this website, and in reading some of the information here already, I am thankful. I am ready, by God’s grace, to take back my temple. Thank you!

  • Michelle J says:

    God is so Good! I was doing a health assessment online for my job and my results were very discouraging but expected. I havent been taking care of myself and well as I should, and I knew it. After all, Im a nurse. So I was carrying around a Prevention Magazine I picked up at a library book sale. It was an issue from 2008 and I read Kimberly’s testimony about her weight loss success and I was immediately encouraged. As a christian, I strive to include God in every area of my life, and my health was no different. Im so glad to have access to a christian based weight loss program that focuses on the total being and overall health. Spiritually and Physically. Im ready to “Take Back My Temple!”

  • Natasha says:

    This is an awesome website! I am excited about using the resources on this site as tools for my weight less journey!

  • Denise says:

    I was talking with the Lord yesterday morning. Broken and ashamed over the many years and dollars I’ve spent consumed/obsessed by my weight and not making any progress. I asked Him for forgiveness, of course, and Wisdom. I found it interesting that your email was in my inbox so I clicked on it to find the Supernatural Prayer AND these small steps. Small steps I can do and maybe I spent too much time looking at the big picture/end result and not enough time on the step in front of me. I’m going to follow these small steps in obedience to Him.

  • Julie says:

    Thank you for your website, I was looking this morning and I ran across you. My life has fallen apart since June. I have had 4 eye surgeries, had to quit my job of 15 years, but most of all I lost my only 26 year old daughter suddenly, and on top of all of that I have gained 60 pounds. I have days that I don’t want to even get up and move but, I do realize that God will see me through all of this. I am totally ashamed of myself and don’t want to get out anymore. I have prayed for guidance and wisdom to help me through all of this. My journey will be long please pray that I make it.

  • Beth Hobson says:

    this is my day one, I have been trying to convince myself that im just gonna be this size. I have been many sizes. from a 4 to a 26. Now I find myself stuck in the middle and not happy with myself. I see that my habits are leading my daughter to bad habits. This is not the me that God wants, bc I am not honoring HIM with my descisions. Personal trials that I am dealing with at the moment I tend to use as my excuse for the overeating that I find myself consumed in. Instead of dealing with them totally through prayer, I tend to use food to take my mind off of things. Why cant I just walk away from it. Just one more bite, one coke, I know im not hungry but my mind tells me that I need to eat bc it is lunch time or supper time. I sant to be better for me, my husband, my kids and I want most of all to honor my SAVIOR in my actions – all of them.

  • Darlene says:

    I am thankful for this site. I thank God for allowing me to find it. I am excited about my healthy weight journey. These small steps are great. They help me to see that I can do this. Today is actually my day 4. I didn’t want to post unless I knew it was something realistic that I could do. I look forward to each day of changing my eating behaviors and changing my life. I have been overweight for so many years, most of my adult life. This excitement makes me want to hurry up and reach my goal, but I am praying to just slow down and really learn and apply each small step so I never find myself in this overweight condition again. Please excuse the long post.

  • Frances says:

    Wow. 2 cups of water is more than I thought. I always thought I was doing good to drink about 1 cup in the mornings. 2 cups fills up your whole stomach. My stomach felt like it had to stretch.

    I don’t like to drink cold stuff in the morning, so I make my water a little warm from the tap. It goes down much easier to me…

    “I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well” (Psalm 139:14)

  • angie says:

    This is a very good step,actually i followed for 20 days and failed.know after 2 mnths i am coming back.i promise not to fail this time.

    • kimf says:

      Hi Angie – Congratulations on your 20 days! Please don’t label your stumbles as failures. Each stumble is your opportunity to begin again more intelligently. The first step is to examine what made you trip. If you don’t find out, you’ll trip again in the same spot! Once you find out where you slipped, then you can come up with a way to avoid making the same mistake. Taking care of your health is a life-long journey. Don’t forget – as a child of God, you have the Holy Spirit’s wisdom to guide you. All you need to do is ask. You can do this!

  • Tanisse says:

    I’ve tried everything except totally and fully placing my burden, addiction, and life in His hands. I layed in Bed last night, broken, ashamed and afraid. When I tell people I have an addiction to food especially junk food people think its a joke, but it really is a struggle. My body is always in pain due to my weight. I’m tired of hurting and tired of struggling. I tell myself every night I will work hard, and its only food! But everyday I struggle. Like currently as I type this, my co-workers all ordered McDonalds, and I’m fighting within myself not to slip. I know it will get easier, but this is when it’s going to hurt. I chose a healthy life! I chose to be in control my temple and my tongue and not allow it to control me. Please pray for me as I begin this journey. This is Day 1 for me..

    • kimf says:

      Hi Tanisse,

      God loves you and can heal you. You have nothing to be ashamed of. Don’t allow the enemy to condemn you. As you know, I struggled with the same issue and I can testify that God is still in the healing business. Do you believe this?

      Ephesians 3:20
      Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us

      The same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in you as a believer in Jesus Christ. But you must believe it and walk in that power every day. You might stumble, but as long as you get back up and try again, you can never be defeated.

  • Luanne says:

    I find myself fluctuating back and forth, up and down. I am praying God will release His power in me to do this – a consistent and blessed loss – for His glory.

  • Amy says:

    OK, I am having a little trouble with the thought of leaving a glass of water out all night and drinking it. I choose to modify this. I will leave my vitamins, a clean glass(upside down on the counter), and medicines out on the counter in the kitchen. When I wake up I will go straight to the kitchen before starting laundry ( I am a full time working single parent with not a moment to spare, hense the lack of care for myself). Now, I can do this.

    • kimf says:

      Hi Amy – I appreciate your post! It’s great that you’ve modified the water habit so that it works better for you. The name of the game is to create a healthy lifestyle that works well with the way you live. Your life is different than mine so you may need to take some of the tips and customize them for you. Keep using your creativity to create better health 🙂

  • Maria says:

    Starting this wonderful course over again as I completely went off track with Christmas & New Year . The New Year has begun & I have set myself a goal to complete Small Steps to Weightloss faithfully .
    Blessings for everyone of us to be successful in weightloss in 2012 !

    • Kim T says:

      Thanks for encouraging others, Maria. I’m glad that you didn’t abandon this approach and are re-commiting to getting back on track. You can do this – one small step at a time.

  • Edna Perkins says:

    I just found your program and am looking forward to starting new. I am about 40 pounds overweight. Small step 1 will get me going with that ever important water. Thank you for your program and look forward to not only taking care of the temple that God has blessed me with but growing in my faith and relationship with my King.

    • Kim T says:

      Amen Edna – God be with you as you begin this journey and as you take small steps to making good health a permenent part of your life 🙂

  • stephanie cobb says:

    I am so excited that I found this website I need this desperately right now I have gained almost 20lbs in the last few months and have been suffering with depression. I think the day by day steps will help and I can wait to get started. Tonight I put my 16oz water next to my bed to “shower” my insides in the morning…day one here I come 🙂 Stephanie PS Please stay in touch i need accountability, and christ based friends

    • Kim T says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      I am glad you found this site as well! It was not an accident.

      The good news is – all you need to do is make some small changes in the way you live and you will get great results when you multiple those steps over time.

      You mentioned that you are struggling with depression currently. I once did too many years ago too. What I learned though is that depression is a mental stronghold. Stronghold means “a well-fortified place.” That means that you currently have ways of thinking and acting that you are practicing over and over again. The more you do them, the more fortified the depression stronghold gets.

      The key to break down that stronghold is to change the way you think and act. Do you focus on what you don’t have instead of taking inventory of what you DO have? Do you thank God consistently for what you do have? Do you believe Satan’s lie that things will never get any better?

      I wrote an article about overcoming depression. See the link below. I challenge you to take each step and put it into practice. Resolve to spend your mental energy fortifying your knowledge of God’s word and trust in him. And you will find your depression lifting and you will gain strength from the joy of the Lord!

      https://www.takebackyourtemple.com/five-radical-depression-cures-that-work/

  • This site is so amazing. My husband and I are pretty sure we are going to start the beginner steps to weight loss.

    • Kim T says:

      Hi Amanda – welcome! I hope you and your husband have decided on the day you will start. You can do this – one step at a time.

  • Cherie says:

    A few of us are starting tomorrow, please pray we succeed in this journey…

  • mary says:

    I need prayer! i have tried numerous times to loose weght and have failed. Ilove the lord and know that he is my answer to everything. I am so tired! Tired when i go to bed and tired when i wake up. I need strength that only God can give me. But i know i have to take the steps myself to a better health and he will be with me. But i still seem to fail.

  • Terry says:

    Please pray that I can do this, I have tried everything and this seems like just what I need.

  • tonya says:

    Im so glad that I found this site! I recently finished reading the book “weigh down diet ” However this website will provide additional encouragement

  • Kathy says:

    Thank you so much for your website Kimberly. I found it this morning and am looking forward to spending the next 31 days with you as I try to take back my temple and thereby honor God with my body. I have been using the scripture 1 Cor 6: 19-20 for the past several weeks–it matches your website perfectly!

  • Nancy says:

    I have been reading the small steps, but have not insituted them into my life. I have been surrounding myself with much scripture lately, and find that my mind IS being transformed by His renewing Word. So when I was going for that second cup of coffee this morning, I pulled out my favorite mug and filled it with ice water instead. Here I go small step #1

  • Tania says:

    I did it. What I noticed? In speaking out loud God’s word counteracts the negative which has plagued me more so of late. I’d forgotten to use God’s word over my own life, and especially over my weight. It’s like the final frontier.

  • Andrea says:

    My post wasn’t on here, so I decided to post again.

    Water is an amazing way to start. Also, not obsessing over the scale is the best advice anyone can take to heart. I have a wonderful thing happening to me that would not have happened before. I lost weight in my feet!!! This might sound strange, but I always wear a wide width and can hardly find cute shoes, but two days ago (when I started this) I put my foot into a shoe that should not have fit me. HELLO!! It fit! I can’t tell you what that is doing for my motivation. And today, my face looks thinner. I love losing weight this way instead of determining my self-worth by the numbers on a scale. I have no idea how much I weigh, but I know what I am used to in my body size and when that goes down, that is bigger to me than any number on a scale.
    btw: it’s my birhtday today and I bought FOUR new pairs of summer/spring shoes that are so cute. THANK YOU GOD FOR THE BIRTHDAY MIRACLE!

  • Sol says:

    I did it! But i don’t feel as good as i thought I would. I am 16 years old and i weigh about 210 pounds. You know when you know something, but you just can’t get your heart and mind to believe it. I know that God said I’m fearfully and wonderfully made but I just don’t see that when I look in the mirror.I just see overweight and average. I really dislike feeling this way all they time.I’m trying to just focus on my relationship with Jesus and then I’ll just catch a glimpse of my chubby arms or love handles and Í’ll sigh to myself…
    I want to lose weight soooo badly,but i just don’t know how.I tried walking the other day but then these creepy guys were talking to me and that totally put me off haha. I don’t reallly have access to a gym and I can’t think of any exercise to do at home.So please help!!And thank you-God bless you!:D

    • Kim T says:

      Hi Sol – congratulations on taking the first step! It’s funny that you mentioned wanting to believe God’s truth. I posted this on my Facebook group and pray it speaks to you:

      THOUGHT FOR TODAY: “You don’t have to believe everything you think.” I wish I had known that when I was younger! I accepted everything I thought as the gospel truth…that is, until I found the GOSPEL. Once I started learning about God’s thoughts in the bible, I discovered many times my thoughts were the exact opposite. Have your thoughts become an idol? Do you believe what they say about you above what God says about you? If so, take your thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ – and act accordingly. You can start by renewing your mind according to God’s WORD. It may take time, but you will learn to recognize when your thoughts are true and should be believed (because they line up with the word of GOD) or if your thoughts are lying to you (because they are based on your own insecurities, worldly thinking, or destructive strongholds). A changed life begins with repentance. Many of us think that’s saying ‘I am sorry’ but it is not. How many times have we seen people say “I’m sorry” yet go back to doing the same thing? No – repentance means a complete change of heart and mind and that is work only the LORD can do through Jesus Christ. However, he needs your willingness to change to do it. He loves you and knows what is best for you. Will you believe that – enough to obey the Holy Spirit’s leading today? I know you will.

      Now about exercise – at home, I do a lot of exercise DVDs that I use. There are also a LOT of videos on YouTube you can do. Where there is a will, there is a way. Here is a short one that I’ve done:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBrV17XPIqk

      Also, you can do a search on “ExerciseTV” to locate videos. God bless you!

  • Michelle Cleaver says:

    I have one problem….

    Your first step is to drink 2 cups of water.

    Due to my heart disease (had major heart attack and died three times) Right now my heart is 30%. My doctor told me I can only drink two litters a day. Right now the doctor are concern my leaking heart value. Do I really have to do that part? take this step in faith. Now get a glass and fill it up with 2 cups of water. Now, place that glass beside your bed.
    When you first wake up in the morning, drink that glass of water. Think of this as a shower for your insides! Every night, be sure to put your glass of water by your bed so you can drink it first thing in the morning.

    Can I skip that part?

    • Kim T says:

      Michelle, thanks for your post. ALWAYS exercise common sense with these steps. They assume that you currently don’t have medical problems. In your case, the doctor has recommended a water restriction so follow that advice. Feel free to modify the steps to suit you.

  • Sol says:

    Thank you!

  • Wanda says:

    April 14,2012

    Today is my first day of the 90 day God is food study and I am also implementing the 31 days of small steps. It’s really not funny when you know the right thing to do and do it not. It is sin! I have struggled with some very deep seated issues relating to my overweight state and other issues in life. Just writing this is a big step for me. I need to be accountable before God and others as I believe Him to do a deep work in my life. I came to your website after prayer and believe God will use this in my healling. I am changing my mind about alot of things. Thank you.

  • DANN says:

    I am thinking that what God sees in me is very different than what I see as an outward appearance……….I am also quite ashamed to think that my heart is in even worse shape than my physical self.

  • Cindy says:

    I started Day 1 & thought I would breeze thru it, when it hit me like a ton of bricks-BAM-How many times do we rush thru things 2 say we have got it done? DID IT! Kim starts:
    1. Go stand in front of a mirror.
    2. Hug yourself.
    3. Say out loud, “I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well” (Psalm 139:14)
    4. Now, say it again like you mean it.
    So I sit in my chair saying it, said it again–after all I don’t need to go in front of a mirror (every1 knows my back situation)–& then Kim hits us with:
    He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much. (Luke 16:10)…soooo..I looked up different translations of Psalms 139:14 & verses around it:
    I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
    Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
    I worship in adoration—what a creation!
    I’m FINALLY getting it!!…v.13 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
    you formed me in my mother’s womb. –1st inside!!
    v 15 & 16
    You know me inside and out,
    you know every bone in my body;
    You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
    how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
    Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
    all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
    The days of my life all prepared
    before I’d even lived one day. —from nothing in2 something, & v 16 just blows me away!
    So, Luk 16:10 Anyone who can be trusted in little matters can also be trusted in important matters. But anyone who is dishonest in little matters will be dishonest in important matters.
    I can b trusted to say…I got up, & in front of my mirror–in awe–THANKED my High God (with my arms wrapped around myself)–worshiped in adoration–WOW! What a creation! I AM MARVELOUSLY MADE!

  • Cindy says:

    I thought I would rush threw these steps & getter done!…but, I needed 2 b trusted 2 truly get in front of my mirror & in awe, Thanked my High God–say out loud–I AM MARVELOUSLY MADE! WOW! What a creation! God already knew about this day & this 1st step! 1 glass cold water & 1 cup warm lemon water! I GOT IT!

  • Peggy says:

    I got in front of my mirror and said the verse but it was difficult for me to believe. Although, after I did this, I can still feel the hug I gave myself. The sensation is warm and comforting like a hug from God encouraging me to love myself. Or, like a hug from Him saying He loves me even though I can’t see myself the way He does just yet.
    I have hypothyroidism and have to take my thyroid pill with a lot of water every morning so I have been doing this step for a long time. But, seeing this routine as taking care of myself has helped me change my perspective. It has shown me that I can and do take care of myself.

  • Pam says:

    Day 1: I just finished drinking my 2 cups of water. I had a harder time with looking at myself in the mirror and believing I am wonderfully and FEARFULLY made. I believe the Lord so I’m going to trust Him. I am also reading Kim’s husbank, Mike Taylor’s book, “Right Now Prayer”. I have a lot of issues and pounds to work through..please keep me in your prayers. My new signature…

    I am fearfully and wonderfully made

  • Amber says:

    Day 1…I have had soooo many them. I know-I am convinced without a doubt that my stronghold is my discontentment. I trulyeve that the one thing I need to do is the very thing God is waiting for me to do. When I look at all of my attempts (even after coming to Christ)it’s like a game of Chess. Now God’s like “your next move is a check mate, when are you going to make it?” And I’m sitting there just staring at the board. The move is being able to embrace myself as is. Being content as is. Pursuing this journey as an act of love for my Heavenly Father by being responsible for my temple. Instead it has always been an act of instant gratification, self-glory or comfort. I hgave been looking online for a group that can relate and that also understands that that the world doesn’t offer a solution that your soul could depend on. I thank God I found this site. What I will do with it is unknown. I will wake up tomorrow and try for the millionth time.

    Here’s to Day One…Again

  • Janice says:

    I am going to do this! I have to do this for Myself ! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

  • Debbie says:

    I am excited about a plan that is holistic…. the spiritual, physical, emotional and intellectual. I have been at day 1 so many times in the past and have spent so much money on “solutions”. I am asking God to let this be the last! Bless God!

  • Sandra says:

    I drink my water and love myself I did not drink 2 cups yet,for I do not have any other water right now and the top water makes me feel sick inside if you know of a good filtering system I will gladly look in to it. For I know that I am fearfully and wonderfully made.Thank you, blessings!!

  • denise says:

    Iam glad to see small steps as I started last wk.to add half a gallon of water to my diet & do a cleanse & walk 30 min on my treadmill I had an attack on my body my stomach 5 days in STARTED ACTING UP BAD BUT I SAID GOD HOW DO YOU WANT ME TO DO THIS BCUZ I REFUSE TO LAY DOWN & DIE I WILL CRAWL 30 MIN.A DAY & SIP THROUGH A BABY CUP & EAT VEGGIE SOUP & PROTEIN SHAKES BUT I WON’T QUIT OR LET THIS ATTACK STOP ME FROM CHANGE FOR MY HEALTH THEN I CAME UPON THIS “SMALL STEPS” THAT IS HOW I WILL DO IT PERIOD THE END GODS WAY THANKS FOR YOUR SPIRIT LED PLAN!!!!!

  • Becky Jane says:

    I printed the scripture and posted it on my mirror. That way, everytime I look at myself in the mirror, instead of frowning at how chubby I am, now I smile at WHO I really am.

  • Mkl says:

    Feels good.. I have been tryin to lose weight on my own strength and every time I always fail. I will take it one day at a time and rely on God for strength 🙂

  • Barb says:

    I just drank my 2 glasses of water. I am fearfully and wonderfully made and I know that God has a plan for me is I will just do His will – not mine. I know if I ask as in 1Corith.10:13 , He will always give me a way out if I just call on His name.:o)

  • Rina says:

    This is a wonderful day God has made and I do not want to take it for granted. I enjoyed drinking the water, but the mirror was another story. I found myself having to struggling to stay in front of the mirror. After several attempts I did it and the hug made me sad. After reading some scriptures I felt better. MY weight issues carry deep pain. Praise God for Healing!

    • Kim T says:

      Amen – yes, it’s amazing how much damage can be done when we aren’t able to receive God’s love for us. It’s only then that we can fully love ourselves and others the way He wants us to. God bless you and keep you as you continue this journey.

  • melissa says:

    Was surprised how good it felt to get a hug from myself. Felt like the best hug i have ever had which made me realize that this journey is about me letting God embrace me.

  • Holly G says:

    This was great. I had to giggle, because I printed out the page, took it into the bathroom with me, was all serious and prepared for a deep in-depth dialogue with God and myself over my health and body.

    And when I looked in the mirror, my hair was all over the place, I’d forgotten I had a mud mask on my face, I was in my baggy bleach-stained sweatpants, and a baggy shirt-prepared to do laundry. Wow I had to laugh at the image, because it was me, and at that moment I realized how much I love myself just as I am. The hug was great too, because I live alone and am unaccustomed to being touched-no one here to do it. So it reminded me that I could be gentle with myself.

    I’m headed out for a mind clearing walk after I write this. Thanks for giving me inspiration for a good start off today!

  • Peggy says:

    Just heard about this website that my friend is following. She is on day 13 and has lost 10 lbs. already, we are going to do this together to support each other. Thanks

  • Tandy says:

    Hello Everyone,
    My name is Tandy and I must lose weight, my weight is 334 lbs, I just had an ablation to my heart and my Dr. told me that my weight is killing me. I have always known I must lose weight but, I was always afraid to not succeed. I prey this program will help.

  • Melanie says:

    Great website that I am glad I have found..time to put into practice what I know spiritually and naturally. I believe this will be a great resource for my family and I. Thank God for this site!!

  • Christine says:

    I definitely needed to find a website that dealt with the Christian way to deal with weight loss. Praise God that He led me here! This is my first time visiting this website and I have just decided to do the small steps to weight loss! I can’t wait to get started!

  • Sherry says:

    I was at home sick last Friday and found this web site and absolutely love it! I have the TBYT and Prayer Book on my desktop at work for easy referral. I usually have a glass of water while I’m getting ready for work and/or morning exercise, and keep a 32 oz. going during the day! Hope you all have a blessed day!

  • Laura says:

    Thank you for sharing your tips for the 31 days! Completing day one this morning and celebrating the victory. Looking forward to celebrating each day! To God Be All the Glory!! Many blessings to you Kimberly for sharing!

  • Annette says:

    Morning, to God be the GLORY! I’m encouraged after visiting the website and seeing the picture of Kim(before) truthfully it is me. Our women department started a 21 day prayer of what is your CLUTTER? My clutter is health & weight. I know that my weight is hindering me in doing what God has called me to do in building up the Kingdom.

    Take back my temple is my desire to be whole and I know that this is no coincident that I came upon this website. I need to say this my best friend
    ( for 36 years)died 4 years ago I miss her dearly what amazing her name was Kimberly.

    Thank you for your website and I am committing to take one step at a time.
    Please add me to your prayer list with my prayer is to be healthy….

  • cariad says:

    I have lots of weight to lose and am very unhealthy, I eat to comfort myself. I feel physically and emotionally unwell, my weight has made me depressed. I happened to come across this site by chance. I have hit rock bottom and have nowhere else to turn, I need all the prayers I can get …..

  • Kellie says:

    I just found this website and am trying to be hopeful. I don’t hate myself the way I am, but I’m not exactly a fan either. Thank you for this tip and if anyone has the time, please pray for me and I will do so in return. 🙂

    • Kim T says:

      Thanks for taking a step towards changing your health for the better. I am upholding all of you in prayer that God will meet you your areas of greatest need (((HUG))).

  • Mary J/tampa fl says:

    Good Morning, Thank you for this weight loss tips. I needed to be reminded to take small steps day by day. I get into a space where I want to do something drastic because i feel so overwhelm with the weight gained; then God shows up and remind me that i’m not in this battle alone. God is there and He is speaking to all of us through each of us. Kimberly thank you for taking the time to encourage us and bringing us together. Even though we may not personally know each other we have a spiritual bond and we know that where one or two are gathered in Prayer there is a shaken in universe going on. Yes you Pray for me and I will Pray for you….

  • Kelly says:

    This is exactly what I needed today! I’ve been praying for God’s guidance and strength in battling my weight issues.

  • Jodi says:

    I can feel the love in the words or the blessing. These weight loss tips are exactly what i need i have wanted to become motivated for a long time but this gives me the actions one step at a time thankyou for this. I pray the Lord will guide me keep me strong, inspired and active especially when i dont want to be. I have a lot of weight to lose but i know that GOD has a future and a plan for my life and i am going to take every opportunity to get my temple in shape. THanks for this site.

  • Sharon says:

    pray much for me i need to lose a 100 pounds and keep it off. i am renewing my mind daily. i have been doing gregory dickow 40 day fast renewing the mind and i am doing it back to back. i also engine search on renewing the mind and came across this site and will add your site to my regime. i am taking the 30 day challenge u have. i will do day 1 today i love myself drink the water and continue from there. God bless you all and God bless you, Kellie for this site. We so desperately need this. Everyone please pray I lose 100 pounds and keep it off,,pray also I lose 100 pounds of mental stress in Jesus name, Amen.

  • rebecca says:

    Sstarting Day 1 tomorrow

  • Leslie says:

    Starting step 1 tomorrow

  • sharon says:

    Leslie want to do it together. I will start Day 1 tomorrow. I started and messed up, but having someone to be accountable to might help me and you. Just a suggestion.

  • Demi baker says:

    I don’t know how I got here I never heard of any of this
    I know it’s God saving my life I have a lot of weight
    To Lose I’m going to give this a try what else is there
    For me thank you demi

  • sharon says:

    Starting step 1 today 6/7/2013. I hugged myself, dranked the water and by the grace of GOD I got this.

  • sharon says:

    Demi baker you can do it. i will do it with you

  • Bev says:

    I am looking forward to starting tomorrow the 10th June 2013.I pray the Lord will help all of us to continue with this programme.

  • Stephanie says:

    I see a few of you ahead of me; I will start tomorrow. I think the Lord has led me here. Thank you, Lord. I will be praying today for all of you.

  • Stephanie says:

    Hello Everyone,

    I am getting married in a few short months. Kinda surreal as prayer was in the works on that one. Time and time again my faith has brought me to a place that I thought could not be reached. I am realizing in my weight loss I also need God as with all aspects of my life. I appreciate your site, everyone’s comments, and the boundless gifts that God brings to us when we ask. It may not be on our terms, or in our desired time frame, but I do believe he can also hear us out with this obstacle just as any other challenge in life….. My body is a Gift and a Temple! Best of Luck to all of you, “Ask and you shall recieve.” 🙂

  • Andrea says:

    I’m starting day 1 this evening…with the mirror exercise then the water in the a.m. I’m ready and willing to put the work in. I’m grateful that the Lord led me to this site.

  • Shawna says:

    Have already been doing water for a long time. So I went to the hug and the stretching for day 2. Both are a big deal for me. I’m a nurse, too, and it seems our vision is so often dialed in to what everyone else needs done. Even though I know that caring for me better prepares me to care for others, it is the area where my mind needs renewed. This website helped me to see that it is Biblically-commanded to see this as “Temple Care.” I know all the “right” things to do too! But I am eager to transform my mind, to learn more about “Temple Care,” and am believing that in pursuing where the Holy Spirit has led will always be fruitful, and draw me closer to my Lord at the same time! I am grateful for this website! Since committing my life to God 7 years ago, He has taken from me the desires of cigarettes, alcohol, and some other spiritual impurities. I have been trying to give over my weight, but then went back to relying on book knowledge to do so. Never thought to seek out scriptural assistance until yesterday, and God led me here! He is AWESOME! Praying for us all, as a group, that this Word here become rooted and grounded in our hearts, and help us to mature our faith in this area of our lives!

  • Katie says:

    I am starting day 1 tomorrow! I just got married 5 months ago and i have gained over 30 pounds since getting engaged a year ago. I know the Lord gave me such a great man so I can have an every day example of the Lords Love for me! I am so excited to start this journey with Jesus by my side! Other diets have not worked, however they did not have the Power of Jesus Christ included!!! Here we Goooooo!!!!!

  • Susan says:

    I am so grateful for this website! I had it bookmarked from some time ago and discovered it again over the weekend. To know that God really doesn’t care about my weight took a huge mental struggle off me but being reminded that He cares about the things I care about has given me great peace and rest. I have read a lot of blogs over the years about losing weight and I’ve always felt like my struggle of recent years was less than everyone else’s story. It has only been the last 10 years or so that my weight has continued to climb. It has not been a life long struggle. I have felt like my need to lose 20 and now 30 pounds was so much less than others who had struggled for a lifetime with much more to go. But, God has shown me in this site that a little or a lot, He will be with me, guiding, encouraging and loving me through this journey and beyond. Psalm 139:14.

  • Diana says:

    I’m excited to begin! I love this idea of small steps! Also, as I did the exercise, repeating Psalm 139:14, I realized that God created a beautiful person–the excess weight and attendant health and beauty issues are of human (mine mostly) making–as I move toward eating as God wishes, the excess weight will start to come off.

  • jude says:

    I stopped smoking a year and half ago with just a simple heart-felt prayer to God after almost 18 years of the habit. I surrendered and never looked back. I dont feel urges or cravings or any of that stuff. So am confident that my God will lead me to my 25 pound weight loss. I’ve been looking for a scripture/ biblical journey to weight loss and am happy to have come across this site. This stumbling to this site itself, I believe is the work of the Holy Spirit. Thank you for this site. I pray that each one of us on this site continues to be blessed by our Lord. I start day 1 from tomorrow morning. God bless.

  • Tarshe says:

    I am very glad that I found this website. I see now how crucial it is to renew my mind in order to achieve weight loss success. I was so discouraged and overwhelmed this morning about losing weight. Complacency and despondency seemed to be weighing me down. After finding this website, I have hope again! In Jesus’ name I believe that I really can lose this weight.

  • Karen says:

    I am going to start this tomorrow…cannot wait. I need help cannot do this alone. I am a snacker, with a sweet tooth, just need to loose about 15 lbs…
    all in my middle…I look pregant! I am 68! I am so hoping to feed on the word of God instead of the wrong foods…

  • Gisele says:

    I’ve been roaming around this site for a few days now. I’ve just got my hands on the book and started reading this morning.
    I’ve been through a process similar to this before in my christian life as I was determined to overcome a certain issue and remembered how close I had gotten to God during that time. I want this again….the closeness, the dependency, the expectations of changes in my heart, seeing God at work, and finally the end results.

    Day 1: I am a water drinker so this is normal for me to drink lots of water but I was surprise at the hugging part of this day. My my…..little hurtles….so, I did it again and again until I didn’t feel so foolish hugging myself and quoting the scriptures. This is gonna be fun…lol.

  • Kim.M. says:

    I just found this site and love what I am seeing already… I am not a water drinker and I love day one’s idea to place two cups of water on my bedside and drink it in the morning. I’m going to make that change right now… Serenity right? I had just read how drinking water first thing in the morning was actually helpful in weight loss. Smart advice for day one… especially for those of us who are not water drinkers and love to jump into our morning coffee first thing. This is a great way to make a change. Thank you Kim.

  • MartinaMichelle says:

    Just started today and I’m excited!! Like many others, this is far from my first attempt at weight loss. Like you Kim, I,ve tried manyw/some succes. I have a tendancy to not complete what I start, so I need to cling to John 15:5. I am thrilled to have found this site…I’ve been on it since I found 2 days ago. Small steps…I can do that. I embrace who God created me to be. Thank you Kim for sharing your story and allowing God to use you to help us.

  • Reggie W. says:

    Yesterday was the first day of my lifestyle change and I am so glad I found this site. After having started and stopped many diets I was wanting to find a Christian way of doing it right. This was the second site I visited and I have stopped searching. I just drank my glass of water for this morning and will be moving to step two. I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me(Phil. 4:13).

  • lisa s says:

    So I just got done drinking my glass of water. I have known for a long time if I was ever going to be successful in loosing weight I had to do it with Gods help. So I put the bible verse on my bathroom mirror I wonder why it is so easy to love others and so difficult to love and forgive myself.
    but I would like to thank God for all the blessings he has given me and ask for his help in making myself into a healthier happier person. I have a long way to go but with the help of god I can do it.

  • Rachael says:

    I am going to do this! Day One here I come!

  • Tanya says:

    For year I watched some friends get stomach staples, lose the weight and gain it back. I wondered about this for so long. The physical can be changed, but what about the mental? I do not want to starve on a diet, lose tons of weight and gain it all back! I like what you are doing here, it is touching my heart and giving me hope. And it is giving me a chance to throw out the small God of destruction(food) and giving me a relationship with my Savior. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  • Cathy says:

    I thank my Heavenly Father who loves me so much that when I cried out to him yesterday he led me to “Take back your temple” website. Today I did “Tip #1” and have begun this wonderful journey of cleaning up my temple so that others will see and understand that I am the temple of the Holy Spirit. Thank you so much Kim for sharing your journey and giving me new hope!

  • Yvette says:

    Good Morning, today will be the first day for the rest of my life, I will change the way a eat, and I no that God has his hand on this, because I went to bed thinking about this and look where God put me this morning. I thank him I thank him.

  • Clodis says:

    I love that your principles are simple and easy to follow! God bless you for committing yourself to helping us take care of God’s Beautiful and Magnificent Temple! Glory be to the Most High God!!!!!

  • Teresa says:

    I’ve been on your website before and just returned this morning. I’ve decided the time is NOW to commit to losing weight and take back my temple with the tools that God has provided for me. Thank you so much for creating this website and for allowing God to use you to help others.

  • Barbara says:

    Just starting too. Value your prayers as this is hard. I have over 4 stone to lose, and knee and back trouble. I have tried before and hit success and then put it all back on. I am determined to do it God’s way this time.

    • Praying for you, Barbara and everyone who is “beginning again.” Making better choices one day a time or even one meal at a time is the way to go. God will be with you every step of the way!

  • Ann Williams says:

    Here I am again. Going to start my day 1 for the 10th time or more. I kept on coming back to your website especially when I feel frustrated with the way I look but for some reason I can’t finish what I started. After 3 days I am back to being unhealthy and unhappy again. I am not sure why I am like that. I am telling myself I need motivation but God just asked me “am I not enough to motivate you?” Is he telling me I don’t trust him? Maybe I don’t.

    • Ann,

      Thank God you haven’t given up on yourself! That is the only way you can fail because then you will have removed any hope that you can change. That was the key to my success. I finally made up my mind that I was NEVER going to give up on myself. NEVER.

      Keep in mind this scripture: “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit (Romans 8:1).”

      Say it out loud. Say it as often as possible to remove the condemnation I sense you are piling on yourself. Then, ask yourself a question: “Can I see my life without the unhealthy habits in them?” If you can’t, then ask God in prayer to give you a vision of journeying from where you are now to where you want to be. Write down that vision and review it daily. Then take each small step, asking God in prayer to help, strengthen, guard, and guide you. He is faithful and will do it. Believe!

  • LaTasha McKnight says:

    I’ve lost weight many times before, but I never asked God to guide me on the journey. That is the difference this time for me. In order for me to have the stamina and flexibility for him to use me in the ministry of dance I have to come down off this weight correctly, by holding his hand and taking it one day at a time.

  • Kristin Kozar says:

    I am starting this journey as I am tired of the start/stop regime of trying to get healthy. I am a grateful believer in Jesus Christ and I know he wants me to shine and be an example to my children. So here I am. All in you could say…we’ll see how this goes.

  • Nie says:

    I was losing myself and my mind to the enemy but after receiving a word from the Lord I have taken back what the devil has stolen from my. I have asked the Lord to renew my mind and now I am willing to walk with him to renew my body. I am prepared to fight with him on my side. Woman of God may the Lord bless you and don’t get weary in well doing. Thanks so much for this tool. Today is my day 1

    • Marmita Rubio says:

      Please pray for me. This morning I was looking for a weight loss prayer and found TBYT. This is my last hope.
      I’m 5ft. and 173 lbs. I normally drink water first thing in the morning, but I will hug mysef in front of the mirror and say the prayer. I will keep posting my progress, thank you for all your prayers.

  • Chrissy You are an OVERCOMER! Digman says:

    ok day one is here and I drank my water
    I had a hard time picking the bottle up and I was starting to realize that maybe this time if I let God lead me and trust the outcome to Him it could work
    I did not drink soda yesterday but I did not get the food written down so I have to get a journal for food – it seems all intertwined.

  • gladys cone says:

    Kim, I just found this site and a I pray that God wil guide me on this new journey in my life. Try many diets and down then along the way. I pray that I can follow with God and with the scriptures to lose weight to improve my. health. I will start with the water tonight.Thank you and God Bess you

  • I am jumping in on this journey. I going in with high faith. Here my victory begins to weight loss and good health.

    amen

  • Judy says:

    I’m starting jump start to loose my weight once and for all. Your emails are very touching and I need to get my self on the right track to staying healthy. God is with me and I know you are too. Thank you

  • Tianna says:

    First day! Drank the glass of water as soon as I read it. Now I will place a glass to drink in the middle of the night and when I get up! Nice and easy first step which makes me feel hopeful because I have tried and failed a lot!

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