Slow but Significant Change

For me, the change appears minuscule. When I started this weight loss journey I imagined that people would be amazed as the pounds melted away.

Not so much.

It’s been much more difficult than I expected, but there have been changes.

  • God has shown me the freedom from health issues that have come from taking better care of my body.
  • My stamina and mood has improved.
  • I’ve been sleeping better–and more consistently.
  • My clothes fit differently.

This past week I’ve had several people comment on my weight loss. And that has been encouraging.

I’ve learned that the kind of life-change I’m making requires a significant amount of discipline and patience.

I didn’t get her in a few short weeks, and I won’t reverse the changes in a short time either.

But I’m happy at the changes I see on the outside and thrilled with the changes I feel on the inside.

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Edie Melson is a freelance writer and editor with years of experience in the publishing industry. She’s a prolific writer, and has a popular writing blog, The Write Conversation. In keeping up with the leading edge of al things digital, Edie has become known as one of the go-to experts on social media for writers wanting to learn how to plug in. Her first book, Social Media Marketing for Writers took less than a month to move into the best-seller category on Amazon. As a sought after writing instructor, her heart to help others define and reach their dreams has connected her with writers all over the country. She’s the co-director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others. Edie is also the Social Media Coach for My Book Therapy. She’s a member of numerous professional writing organizations, including the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, The Christian Pen, The Christian Writer’s View I and American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s also a regular contributor on, a Writers Digest top 101 websites for writers, as well as a regular columnist in Southern Writers Magazine. Married 30+ years to her high school sweetheart, Kirk, they have raised three sons.

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