My journey has reach 70 pounds to date. I went 320 lbs to 250 lbs; through change in diet, activity, mentality and spirit. After having my third baby last fall, I knew this mama had to make the necessary changes to be healthy.
What were my changes? 1) God blessed me with winning an online membership to WW for 3 months and I have continued with it. I journal everything I eat. I eat anything I want; but I control my portions, make choices and plan my meals especially when I go out to eat.
2) I started moving. I did not enjoy exercise. I hated it, especially, when I knew the laundry, dishes and everything else needed done. I just worked a full day, dinner needed made, kiddos bathed, etc. But I did it! I started 15- 20 min exercising with the tv programs and tapes 3 days a week. Before I knew it, 15 min turned to 30 min to 45 min, 3 days to 4 days to 5 days. Hubby started making dinners. He was okay with the beds not made. He was seeing changes in me and realized I needed the time to exercise. He never once made fun of me " jumping around the living room". We exercise together now.
3) There is nothing written that I had to be the fat one of the family. Why was I letting this giant rule my life? The battle was not just with my body but with my mind also. I had to change the way I saw myself, the way I think about food and the couch potato I had become. I was and am a blessed woman. God has blessed me more than I could ever imagine. He is faithful and was going to bless me in this journey also. Which brings me to number four.
4) This is a journey that I could not do myself. Been there, done that, didn't work. My strength for this is in the Lord. I can do all things through him that strengthens me. Thus, my scripture of the week. Every week I stood on the promises of God, his word! It is my sword against the giant I was and am battling.
This all brings me to this weeks weigh in. I have been so focus on keep going, keep going, keep going, toss, toss, toss that the Lord finally brought to my attention how I need to stop, take a good look back where I started and rejoice in my accomplishment and continue to praise him for his faithfulness.
Psalms 30O LORD my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me. O LORD, you brought me up from the grave. You called me back to life from among those who had gone into the pit.
Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.
Now as for me, I said in my prosperity, "I will never be moved." O LORD, by your favor you have made my mountain stand firm. When you hid your face, I was terrified. To You, O LORD, I called, And to the Lord I made supplication: "What profit is there in my blood, if I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your faithfulness? "Hear, O LORD, and be gracious to me; O LORD, be my helper."
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.
320lbs to 250lbs