Thoughts from a woman managing the daily routine of raising three children, loving her husband while serving along side of him in the ministry and growing in the grace and love of her Lord Jesus Christ.
"Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrew 12:1
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Since November I have lost 25lbs. I had it gone by January and thought I would be well on my way to the 130 lbs. I wanted to be by now. I have not lost anything since January! I started working out to kick it into gear and still have been bouncing back and forth with the same three pounds. I realized that I quit eating as clean when I started working out. I began to have "cheat meals" all weekend and some during the week. Because I was working out I was not gaining though. But, there is nothing like bathing suit shopping to give you the reality check you need to jump back on the diet bandwagon. With each child I would lose back to my start weight and get pregnant again before I could go further. So, now that we are done having kids I am more determined to get to the weight I want to be. My new goal is to lose these last 20 lbs. by the end of July. I wanted to show the progress that I have seen to motivate me into not eating the cheese stick that is my fridge calling me name or the Whataburger I am tempted to have my husband bring home for me tonight at midnight. Here is the picture that started my weight loss journey. I bought this dress last summer and it was big. Then by the time the wedding came in the fall it barely zipped up! I had to squeeze into my Spanks and hope that the back fat was not hanging over too badly. After I saw these pictures I drew the line in the sand a went on a diet.
I am so excited because the ones of me today I did not have to wear the spanks and I my stomach still looks smaller. I am so excited and motivated to finish the last 20 lbs.
This picture is one of my favorites of my friends and I. But I don't even recognize my face in it. Look at my sister in law at the far left and her awesome back and arms. My motivation was that I wanted to look like that! She has worked hard and lost over 20 lbs. too in the last year. I thought if she can do it and look this good then why can't I. This picture was also from November. The other picture is one of me and my husband taken last month. The red shirt was one that has been hanging in my closet for over a year and I could not bring myself to wear it in public. It is comparing these two pictures of my face I see that eating better is worth it! I can't wait to post before and after pictures in July when I am at my goal weight.