WOW! I have been blogging for a few years now, though not consistently, and I have never gotten as much feedback, emails, or messages as I did with my first post about my health journey. I had a comment on my last post about how this struggle will be a blessing and a gift. She was completely right. God will be able to use this and me to help someone else and to spur them on. So, I figured that I would write to bring everything completely up to date.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV) says, Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
This is my ultimate goal with this. I am in no position right now to be able to completely walk in obedience. If He calls me to travel to the mountains in Asia, there is no way I could even think of walking there. So, my current state henders my ability to function at my best. THIS WILL CHANGE! If God calls me, I need to be ready…in ALL aspects.
My starting pic was from May at my sister’s wedding. I had set a goal to be “skinny” for it and needless to say I failed miserably. I actually GAINED weight when I was trying to lose it! I also had started swelling really bad and I joke that I looked like Baymax from Big Hero 6. Since the wedding, I didn’t really do anything drastic to lose until about 3 weeks ago. So, what is my starting point? I topped out at 351.5 lbs. There it is. No hiding it! I do know this though, I have always been on the heavier side weight wise since I had so much muscle mass (I was into sports and such) and I’ve had people tell me that I will show more progress in my measurements than I do in my weight. They were right.
Well, 3 weeks into eating right and 2 weeks into my thyroid med, here are the numbers:
Starting Weight: 351.5 Lbs
Arms: L 24
Current Weight: 351
Arms: L 19.5
From now on I will only post my total losses for the week. Also, my goals. Whether they are for exercise, diet, or other kind of goal. I am pleased to say that the goal I set for this week of walking a mile, I hit that the day after my post. WOOHOO!!! I actually got 3.2 miles in for the whole day with all my steps.
Well, how about an updated pic! I had to see for myself if there was a difference since I was feeling like I looked better and I had people saying so…what do you think?!?
Today is a new day and I will keep going. Thank you for taking this journey with me. I hope that it will bring encouragement and motivation for you! =) Be Blessed!