Friday, December 24, 2010
Fit Mommy Friday: Week 9~ALMOST There...Well, Sorta~
I continue to eat only what is on my plan of eating. Today makes 11 weeks eating healthy~addressing my obesity. Of course, a ten week challenge of any kind will not take care of my problems nor yours. We will ALL no matter your size or goals, have to address healthy consumptions moment by moment~day by day~so that in this lifetime, our habits and lives will change. I'm on this path. I thank God for it. Just last night I took the kiddos of our youth group out to snowball fight. They had such a good time and my activity was slightly increased by the extra walking and moving I did~and NO~I didn't snowball fight...was afraid I'd fall down..which in all honesty would have hurt me very badly...nope, so no snowball fights for me this year~but prayerfully next year.
This continued path I am on~is for the first time EVER a solid reliable way to live. You see, diets never worked. I've been on them ALL my life. But of course, I'd find myself tempted or excusing or just being blah enough to overeat and the pattern would continue...fat on top of fat...until you sorta KNOW the story...one obese middle aged woman attempting to change her life~without surgery or other worse health affecting methods.
You see, I have to share just quickly WHY obesity surgery is not an option for me. With this amount to lose, you might think that it would be the solution for me. But almost nine years ago I lost my only sibling, my little brother to obesity surgery via a itty bitty medical~surgical mistake that unfortunately was not caught, but cost him his life at age 35. It took eight hours for him to die, and the medical recovery nurses nor ICU nurse nor two doctors didn't catch it..tragic for sure~and what's worse, is that there is NO way that even if he had survived the procedure and lived~while thin~he would've been healthy. Remember all that water we try to gulp down each day? Well, the ppl who've had this procedure like he had find it nearly IMPOSSIBLE to maintain their electrolytes naturally b/c they no longer have the physical space nor absorbtion to handle even NORMAL amounts of volume. Imagine a morbidly obese body that is now stressed by lack of adequate hydration and nutrition (fuel.) Okay, so now ya know...
But my victory will be all the SWEETER! God has been so good to me. I am moving..and another fact you didn't know~I've already lost 90 lbs...yeah, you have that number correct. NINETY...but when I said I have hundreds more to go~getting the picture, yet? I know that God is going to use my testimony if He allows me to live. SisterT isn't usually this morbid, but I want to be more transparent by sharing. I want to encourage you to continue your journey of HEALTH (moderation in all things!) so you don't find yourself like I have done. I am definitely blessed to have found a new way of life...new tools for my journey of life...and HOPEFULLY a new life in a smaller body.
Please pray for me...humiliation comes in so many forms, and fear of failure, fear of loss, fear of just ole fear often tries to consume me. But as I ONE day at a time~walk this new path...no, I'm not able to just go walking around my block YET..but it's coming! Just being able to LIVE LIFE is amazing if you have ever EVER lost that.
Thanks so much for your prayers and support. I have at least this next year or two to KEEP going...so while our challenge will end for some of us~I'm still going to be plugging away~bit by bit~pound by pound~movement by movement. Did I ever share my secret dreams of wanting to be a ballerina as a child? It's such a beautiful art form, and I really wanted to when very young...well, no money and not the correct body...ha! Okay, so you can see there's a dancer here~INSIDE...dancing...in my heart, and ONE DAY in my body!
Hopping off here to head out shopping AGAIN today~what a blessing to have such energy...God is sooo good! Walking the stores is a boost!
Thanks again~sooo how are you doing? Don't give up~EVEN THO it's Christmas! What better gift to yourself and the ppl who love YOU other than taking CARE of the body God gave you? Join me?
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