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6 months and 15 days til I finally hit my first goal...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I cannot believe it took 6 months to lose 15 lbs. I tried so hard to get rid of that 2 in front of the number on my scale. It has been almost 3 years since I've seen 1 anything. But you know what? It feels like I've hit the lottery. I kept looking at everybody's spark page and I noticed that everyone was losing 20-30 lbs in 6 months. When I first set my goal, I had no idea it was going to take this long. But I kept on going. I fell off a few weeks, but then I would get right back on it. I even injured myself, but I found other ways to workout. It was hard!!! But I want this so bad. I have had to believe that I can do more than I think I can. I don't think I realized how much I limit myself in life.
I remember every Monday morning since Dec. 1, 2008 (also when I joined SP), I would get on the scale excited to see the numbers go down. Then when it stopped, I was confused. I kept talking with my friends on SP, and family members. I continuously exercised 5-6 days a week. I even had a long, long, talk with God about our agreement (see my intro). But He was quiet. Then I realized what was going on. God wanted to see how serious I was. Sometimes we say we're going to do something and we sound serious, but when the tough gets going, we bail out.
Well Praise God! I didn't bail out. But I sure as heck wanted to emoticon. So here I stand at 199 lbs, and it's on now! I am going to try harder to reach my next goal. Heck I was so focused on the first goal, that i didn't even think about another. I also measure my inches lost and I have lost a good amount since I've started.
The best part about this weight loss is that I didn't use diet pills, and diet plans. I just did what I was supposed to do. That's probably why it also took so long. I believe that this is "permanent weight loss".
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    How proud I am of you. That you didn't give up, even when you wanted to. If it would of taken you a yr., to loose 15lbs, you still accomplished it. For you and I both know that the race isn't giving to the strong or the swift but to the one who endures to the end. You keep enduring and you will be rewarded, physically and spiritually.

    I've learn that it is beyond a food issue or a weight problem but are abilities to matter in are own lives. You continue to be present and God will honor you with his favor. I pray, that you or I, never forget our worth again. You matter so much in your family and friends lives and those of us on sp and especially to God. I know you will continue to be victorious in becoming a better you and all that you are doing. Because in Christ, you are more than a conqueror.

    So to my sister in Christ, today I honor you for not surrendering and for standing on the word of God and believing you can do all things through Christ, who strengthens you. That means if you can do this through Christ, imagine what else you have been in fear of doing and shall do, like speaking in front of the church (smile). You deserve to pat your own self on the back and take a bow and breathe and keep it moving, for the battle is not over. Love, Your sister in Christ, Carla.
    4143 days ago
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