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The most popular blog posts in 2018 on weight loss motivation, Christian encouragement, and healthy recipes to help you on your weight loss journey.

This is the 80th blog post published on So Very Blessed in 2018 and I cannot wait for 2019 (I have some really helpful, fun, and delicious posts coming your way next year).

I started this website in 2006 as a way to share pictures and stories with family.

Twelve years later, it has become a place full of healthy recipes, weight loss motivation, faithful encouragement, and so much more.

I hope you, dear reader, find inspiration, connection, joy, and encouragement for your Christian walk and weight loss journey here in my cozy little corner of the internet.

Without further ado, here are the most popular posts of 2018!

The most popular blog posts in 2018 on weight loss motivation, Christian encouragement, and healthy recipes to help you on your weight loss journey.
Exercise takes a lot of self-discipline, but here are 8 Bible verses to add a deeper purpose to your workout routine.

#1 – 8 BIBLE VERSES ON EXERCISE

Exercise takes a lot of self-discipline, but here are 8 Bible verses to add a worshipful purpose to your workout routine.

#2 – HOW TO ROOT YOUR WEIGHT LOSS IN CHRIST

It never ceases to amaze me how incredibly practical the Word of God is! While it is easy to see God’s direction in the “big” issues of life, it is also easy to overlook His help for our daily struggles. By rooting our weight loss in Christ we can apply powerful spiritual principles from the Bible to transform our lives and our health!

This is my weight loss journey - how I lost 100 pounds naturally, going from an insecure fat kid to a thriving, confident, healthy adult.

#3 – My 100-Pound Weight Loss Journey

This is my weight loss journey – how I lost 100 pounds naturally, going from an insecure fat kid to a thriving, confident, healthy adult.

Losing weight is easier when you bring Scripture in! Use these 10 Bible verses for your weight loss journey to add power, hope, motivation, & encouragement.

#4 – 10 BIBLE VERSES FOR YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY

Losing weight is easier when you bring Scripture in! Use these 10 Bible verses for your weight loss journey to add power, hope, motivation, & encouragement.

If you are taking melatonin every night, you need to read this. A natural, non-habit forming pill that helps you fall asleep sounds great in theory, but at what cost?

#5 – STOP TAKING MELATONIN EVERY NIGHT

If you are taking melatonin every night, you need to read this. A natural, non-habit forming pill that helps you fall asleep sounds great in theory, but at what cost?

Here are 5 Bible verses that talk about faithful healthy eating, showing us what God says about food, not the latest fad diet. 

#6 – 5 BIBLE VERSES ON HEALTHY EATING

Here are 5 Bible verses that talk about faithful healthy eating, showing us what God says about food, not the latest fad diet. 

When you are overweight, people talk to you about diets, goal weights, & exercises, but not often about your self-worth, identity, & the REAL reasons to lose weight. Here are 5 things I really wish someone had told me 100 pounds ago, at the beginning of my weight loss journey.

#7 – 5 THINGS I WISH I’D KNOWN 100 POUNDS AGO

When you are overweight, people talk to you about diets, goal weights, & exercises, but not often about your self-worth, identity, & the REAL reasons to lose weight.

Here are 5 things I really wish someone had told me 100 pounds ago, at the beginning of my weight loss journey.

A prayer partner. If you have ever wished for a person in your life who just understands you, walked through the ups and downs of life with you, and prayed for you when you didn't have the strength.

#8 – THE POWER OF A PRAYER PARTNER

If you have ever wished for a person in your life who just understands you, walked through the ups and downs of life with you, and prayed for you when you didn’t have the strength.

I don't believe in any forbidden foods when you are trying to build your healthy lifestyle, but nighttime cravings are no joke. This is why I stopped eating dessert at night.

#9 – WHY I STOPPED EATING DESSERT AT NIGHT

I don’t believe in any forbidden foods when you are trying to build your healthy lifestyle, but nighttime cravings are no joke. This is why I stopped eating dessert at night.

Most days, sitting on the couch relaxing sounds much more appealing than a workout, but there are simple ways to help you exercise when you don't feel like exercising!

#10 – HOW TO EXERCISE WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE EXERCISING

Most days, sitting on the couch relaxing sounds much more appealing than a workout, but there are simple ways to help you exercise when you don’t feel like exercising!

Your worth is not determined by your weight. That statement is probably one that you would emphatically believe if you said it to your kids, your family, and your friends, but do you really believe it yourself? This is not just another one of those "everybody is beautiful" or "love your body" kind of posts.

#11 – YOUR WORTH IS NOT DETERMINED BY YOUR WEIGHT

Your worth is not determined by your weight. That statement is probably one that you would emphatically believe if you said it to your kids, your family, and your friends, but do you really believe it yourself? 

This is not just another one of those “everybody is beautiful” or “love your body” kind of posts.

For years, I've thought guilt is all bad. I've believed that God is not a God of guilt because He's a God of grace. That guilt is just an unnecessary burden we carry when Christ is offering freedom instead. Now, I'm changing my perspective a bit. Here's why.

#12 – LISTEN TO THE GUILT GET RID OF THE SHAME

For years, I’ve thought guilt is all bad. I’ve believed that God is not a God of guilt because He’s a God of grace. That guilt is just an unnecessary burden we carry when Christ is offering freedom instead. Now, I’m changing my perspective a bit. Here’s why.

Do you enter mealtime with the goal of enjoying your meal or the chore of cleaning your plate? Here are 3 reasons you need to quit the clean plate club!

#13 – 3 REASONS YOU NEED TO QUIT THE CLEAN PLATE CLUB

Do you enter mealtime with the goal of enjoying your meal or the chore of cleaning your plate? Here are 3 reasons you need to quit the clean plate club!

This Healthy Instant Pot Egg Roll Bowl Recipe is a great meal prep recipe, healthy weeknight dinner, and one pot meal that is fast, easy, and delicious.

#14 – HEALTHY INSTANT POT EGG ROLL BOWL RECIPE

This Healthy Instant Pot Egg Roll Bowl Recipe is a great meal prep recipe, healthy weeknight dinner, and one pot meal that is fast, easy, and delicious.

This Instant Pot 15 Bean Soup Recipe is a meatless one-pot dish that is made so much faster by cooking dried beans right in your Instant Pot with the soup. Perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner!

#15 – INSTANT POT 15 BEAN SOUP RECIPE

This Instant Pot 15 Bean Soup Recipe is a meatless one-pot dish that is made so much faster by cooking dried beans right in your Instant Pot with the soup. Perfect for a healthy weeknight dinner!

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