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Christian Weight Loss Affirmations — Grace for Women Over 40

Weight loss struggles don’t define you – use these Christian weight loss affirmations as a way to fix your eyes on God and His transforming power.

As a woman in her 50s, I can attest to the changes in our bodies as we meet the age of 40 and beyond. Many areas in our lives become more difficult, including weight loss. 

At the age of 58, I have lost 145 pounds. I did this with God’s help, His grace, and learning to give myself grace. 

We can still lose weight and gain health, regardless of our age. 

Once age 40 is reached, our bodies go through hormonal shifts, metabolism shifts, stress shifts, and lifestyle shifts.These make it more difficult to lose weight, but with God all things are possible.

The Bible contains truths that are relevant and applicable regardless of age. Many verses helped to encourage and empower me through my journey.

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”

Philippians 4:13 

“… in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose”

Romans 8:28 

We can examine Ecclesiastes and see wisdom in God’s word for women who are over 40.

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven”

Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

God’s word also offers promises of renewal, strength, and provision; regardless of age.

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint”

Isaiah 40:31 

Remember, just because we are now older, we are not irrelevant. We still have our identity. 

We are still children of God.

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession” 

1 Peter 2:9 

Not only do we still have our identity in Christ, we also are still part of God’s plans.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Did any of you need to hear these truths? 

I know I needed to hear all of them. Especially how to give myself grace. 

Grace refers to embracing ourselves with kindness, understanding, and forgiveness, recognizing that imperfection is part of the human experience. 

Grace involves acknowledging past mistakes and limitations while extending compassion to ourselves, just as God extends grace to us.

I had to learn that my mistakes are not who I am. 

I don’t have to be perfect, neither do you.

Your mistakes make you who you are today, because of the lessons you have learned from them, not because you have become your mistakes.

Read on to find affirmations that will help you through your journey; they helped me through mine.

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Christian Weight Loss Affirmations Rooted In Biblical Truths

A big wall that I had to tear down was negative self-talk. After 40+ years on this Earth, I had learned a lot of negative information that I could use against myself. 

Positive affirmations played a crucial role in fighting this negative self-talk, and oh yes, it was a fight.

These positive affirmations are biblically solid – they are truth, they are encouragement, and they helped to improve my self-worth. They can help you as well.

These Christian affirmations remind us what we are worth and our worth is not defined by societal standards or external appearances. 

We are children of God.

“We are fearfully and wonderfully made”

Psalm 139:14

“We are being loved with an everlasting love”

Jeremiah 31:3


Self-control is very difficult. We cannot gain this in our own control.

It was difficult for me at 349 pounds. Eating was the thing I was best at. Taking away what I was good at and trading for things I may be able to do months/years down the road didn’t sit well emotionally for me. 

I had to constantly say affirmations and pray them throughout the day. I even posted them on my walls at home. 

Still, today I have 2 Timothy 1:7 and a list of who God says I am posted in my bathroom so I can read them throughout the day.

Each number below contains an affirmation and a scripture that backs up the affirmation. 

I would encourage you to write these out and post them where you will see them daily and be able to say them. 

Say them out loud.  

1. With God’s help, I choose to honor healthy boundaries in my eating.

“For the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty…”

Proverbs 23:21

2. Through Christ, I have the strength to overcome unhealthy cravings.

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”

Philippians 4:13

3. In moments of temptation, I rely on the Holy Spirit to grant me self-control.

    “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control”

2 Timothy 1:7

4.  I choose nourishing foods that fuel my body and mind, guided by the wisdom of God.

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” 

1 Corinthians 3:16

5. I surrender my struggles with food to God, finding strength in His love and grace.

“Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never permit the righteous to be moved.”

Psalm 55:22

6. I am disciplined in my eating habits, trusting in God’s plan for my health and well-being.

“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”

Hebrews 12:11

7. I find satisfaction and joy in God’s presence, not in overindulgence in food.

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

Psalm 16:11

Caring For Your Body

We care for so many in our lives, it is good to care for us as well. Here are some affirmations about caring for your body. 

1. I recognize my body as a gift from God and commit to stewarding it with love and care.

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own.”

1 Corinthians 6:19

2. I choose to nourish my body with wholesome foods that honor God’s design.

“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

1 Corinthians 10:31

3. I release stress and anxiety, trusting God’s peace to guard my heart and mind.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7

4. I prioritize self-care, knowing that caring for myself allows me to better serve others.

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23

5. I listen to my body’s signals and respond with compassion and understanding.

“Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never!”

1 Corinthians 6:15

6. I surrender my body, mind, and spirit to God’s transformative power, trusting in His plan for my health and well-being.

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”

Romans 12:1

7. I embrace balance and moderation in all aspects of my life, trusting God’s guidance for sustainable health.

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”

2 Corinthians 9:8

Depending On God’s Strength

We can do this, with God’s strength. 

Rely on Him to help you. 

1. I rely on God’s strength to overcome every temptation and obstacle in my weight loss journey.

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13

2. With God’s power, I am empowered to make healthy choices and resist unhealthy ones.

“But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.'”

2 Corinthians 12:9

3. In moments of weakness, I lean on God’s grace and find renewed determination to pursue my health goals.

“For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.”

Romans 6:14

4. I surrender my struggles to God, trusting in His wisdom and guidance to lead me toward health and wholeness.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

5. I exchange my weaknesses for God’s strength, knowing that His power is made perfect in my limitations.

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 40:31

6. I surrender control to God, confident that His power working within me will bring about transformation and renewal.

“And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

Philippians 1:6

7. With God’s strength as my foundation, I walk in confidence and victory, knowing that nothing is impossible with Him.

“For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Luke 1:37

How To Use Affirmations In Your Weight Loss Journey

Write out the affirmations and the Scriptures and place them in your home and/or office where you will see them daily. 

Speak the affirmations aloud each time you walk by. Also, speak them aloud each time a negative thought comes to mind.

I had Philippians 4:13 as my phone background so that each time I felt weak, I could read it off. Now it is memorized and I say it often. 

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” 

Philippians 4:13

Create a vision board. To do this you can draw or cut representational pictures out of magazines or print pictures from the internet. 

The pictures should represent your wellness goals. Hang this vision board where you see it each morning as you wake up.

Combine affirmations with prayer and scripture meditation. 

Grace Over Guilt – Navigating Setbacks with Self-Compassion

Setbacks in weight loss are normal. Everyone experiences them.

In my 145-pound weight loss, I had some weight gains and long stretches of weight maintenance.

If I had dwelled on feelings of guilt and shame over the weeks of gains, I would never have gone on to lose the weight.

I prayed, said my affirmations, and meditated on Scripture for God’s strength. God helped me through. He will help you through as well.

I am going through a stage at this very moment that has me in prayer and meditation. I have 30 pounds more to lose and have maintained for the last 2 months. 

The past guilt and negative self-talk try to come through, but I say my affirmations, I pray and I know I can do this with God’s strength.

This maintenance phase is teaching me lessons and it is a time for me to grow in knowledge, self-compassion, and self-acceptance. 

God is working His miracles in us as we navigate the setbacks.

God has set us free from guilt and shame

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” 

Romans 8:1

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Ephesians 2: 8-9

As you internalize your affirmations, you cultivate a mindset of resilience, embracing setbacks with self-compassion and confidence in God’s unending love and forgiveness.

Community and Support for Christian Weight Loss

While I could have accomplished none of this without God’s strength, I also needed human help and guidance. 

This is where Faithful Finish Lines comes in. Faithful Finish Lines is a Christian weight loss group that focuses on our relationship with God as we follow guidelines to lose weight.

The cost of Faithful Finish Lines is comparable to WW. It has focused lessons, a Facebook group with daily support, live videos, and everlasting lessons for life and weight loss. It was invaluable to me throughout my journey.

You can also find accountability partners within your church. 

If you would rather have virtual accountability partners or additional accountability partners, consider joining the FREE Community of Christian Weight loss Program for Women

Please read this inspirational story of a Christian woman who lost over 350 pounds. You will find Lanette present in our free community of Christian weight loss program for women group.

Faith-Fueled Transformation

These Christian affirmations hold immense power for Christian women over 40. 

They create transformation rooted in God’s love, inner strength, and self-compassion. 

By anchoring in scriptures, these affirmations become channels for God’s wisdom, guiding us all towards holistic wellness in alignment with God’s purpose for our lives. 

You are children of God. Unlock your inner strength to overcome challenges and embrace self-compassion in your journey towards health and fulfillment. 

Join our FREE Weight Loss Challenge today and start on a transformative journey towards physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness, grounded in God’s unwavering love and purpose for you.

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