Monday, October 13, 2008

Two Months

My friend and accountability partner Kendra has been on me wanting me to post my two month picture. I'm doing really good - feeling great! I have more energy than I did before. I'm walking at least 3 days a week - almost 3 miles each day. On the other days, I'm lifting weights - doing resistance training to try to fill that excess skin. I had a personal goal that I hoped to lose by Christmas and I've already lost that (in 2 1/2 months).

On Saturday, I bagged up all of my clothes that previously fit - 4 lawn trash bags full!! I'm going to donate them to a homeless ministry. I am not ready to buy a new wardrobe, since I plan to lose even more. I've been so blessed to have a couple friends who've given and loaned me some of their clothes to wear during this transition period. Otherwise, I'd really have NOTHING to wear!!

The coolest (and strangest - for me) part is that I really don't enjoy food anymore. Frequently it is an inconvienence to have to eat. I know I have to eat to get some protein and nutrition - and that is the only reason I eat now. I sure wouldn't have thought that God could work this change in my heart and lifestyle! Of course, He can do anything!!

I want to recommend a book to you. It is the book that began this change in my heart. It isn't a diet. It is a change of heart. Go here and check it out.

Okay, so here is my "before" picture that was taken at the end of July this year:
And here is the picture that was taken 2 months later:

In just 2 more weeks I'll be taking another picture and I'll post it then - that will be my 3 month anniversary on the "Loser's Bench"!


Leeann M. Samples said...

You've always been beautiful inside and out but I'm so happy for you that you are feeling better and have more energy! It's a big difference, huh? Do you find you sleep better? I definitely do!
Love ya!
LA :)

Jennifer said...

You're looking great!

Essie said...

You look amazing! I am so proud of you! You are always in my prayers! Love you!

BETH J said...

You look awesome!!!

KSchnoorRN said...

Girl! I love you new look. I mean the one that glows JESUS! Your weight loss is amazing too! I am so happy for you. Freedom is amazing and beautiful.

Essie said...

Grady and I have all the money we need to pay for this month and start chipping off some of the bigger price tag. Thank God that He has complete control over our finaces! Im not even feeling stressed about it! God keeps blessing me with his grace!