Yeah, and I can guarantee you most of the people on that show probably said the SAME thing to themselves at some point.
Which brings me back to my question...how much is too much? I know you've heard the story a million times, but please let me indulge myself by recapping it for you AGAIN here. When this season's "BL" winner Rachel Frederickson came to the "BL" ranch as one of the contestants, she was 5'4" and weighed 260lbs. When she came back to the finale and stepped on the scale, she weighed 105lbs...for a total weight loss of 155lbs(over 60% of her total body weight and wore a size 0/2. Of course literally making her the BIGGEST loser in the show's history.
Some have criticized her and said she may have an eating disorder, I don't know that, so I can't say. But what I do know, is that like so many women, Rachel was feeling good about her weight loss, getting compliments and experiencing life like she'd never done before and it felt good. And, she more than likely wanted to make sure she NEVER went back to the "old" Rachel and was going to do anything in her power to make sure that didn't happen. I truly understand, but it doesn't make it right. Sometimes in our attempt to not revert back to our old habits, we go to the extreme, go overboard and become obsessed with that "thing". The worse part about going overboard in anything, is that eventually something else in our lives will be neglected and sooner than later...take the HIT! Whether it's our family, our mental health, our job, our health or better yet our God! Why, because our "anything" has now started to consume our every.waking.moment! When something consumes our every waking moment, we no longer have control over it, but it now controls us!
Listen, I'm not saying don't enjoy yourself and live life, but we must make sure we're not neglecting those things that "make" our lives worth living. It's all about setting priorities, self control and discipline. We can debate all day long as to whether or not Rachel went too far with her weight loss(if it was because she was obsessed with losing weight OR if she just wanted to make sure she won the money). Who knows? What I do know is that it has brought to light our need as a society to slow down, take inventory of our lives and make sure we're not doing anything in excess, (where it affects our every day lives). Ask God to show you if and what in your lives you're doing excessively and ask Him to help you. We must be honest with ourselves, if we don't have the power and ability to reign ourselves in, then we must make sure we surround ourselves with people who love us enough to do it for us! I Corinthians 6:12
*What do you think, did Rachel go too far?
*Have you ever been obsessed with or have gone too far with something? If so, what steps did you have to take to jolt yourself back to reality?
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