Episode 115—Comfortable Ruts

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Comfortable Ruts

To be comfortable is at the top of most every person’s list. I want a comfortable home, comfortable chair, comfortable clothes, comfortable meals, comfortable people to live with, comfortable climate and comfortable shoes.

What happens, then, is we fall into comfortable ruts. Ruts can be good or bad. They can simplify our lives or they can cause us to stay stuck in difficult situations. When we find what we think works for us we do it over and over again and before you know it, it has become a comfortable rut we don’t even have to think about. 

On the flip side, ruts can become very uncomfortable and can begin before I comprehend I’m in one. One big one I fell into was eating comfort foods in order to stave off emotions I didn’t know how to handle.

To change, I had to see the rut for what it was—debilitating, controlling and deadly. I had to define what I wanted and what course of action would take me where I wanted to go. I had to ask for God’s help and be intentional about changing what had become a really bad habit. 

This episode includes challenges to get headed in the right direction.


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Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach, podcaster and speaker, who has lost more than 250 pounds and kept it off since 2013.

Her books include: "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor"; "Sweet Surrender: Breaking Strongholds"; "Sweet Journey to Transformation: Practical Steps to Lose Weight and Live Healthy"; "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help": "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation"; and "Sweet Hunger: Developing an Appetite for God".

She also offers Overcomers Christian Weight Loss Academy and VIP one-on-one coaching program, more information on both is available under the weight loss tab. Don't miss her weekly podcast, Sweet Grace for Your Journey, where she shares tips from her personal journey of losing weight and discovering healthy living. Find that under the podcast tab and anywhere you find podcasts.