Welcome to My journey to fit and fabulous. Let me start by giving you a little background of myself. I am 41 years old and have always been overweight. I've tried numerous diets. I have always been up and down but never making a lifestyle change. I am on high blood pressure medicine and have been for years. I have had 2 back surgeries and need a 3rd. I've never been one to enjoy exercising in fact I hate it. lol I got married last October and what do you know, I married a personal trainer. So one would think oh thats easy I should be slim and trim. What I have come to learn is it has to start with me wanting to make a change. It cant come from my husband or other family members but only from within. About 3 weeks ago my husband had his clients go on a clean eating challenge. I wanted to enter but you had to take a picture of your weight and submit. I wasn't comfortable doing, this being the biggest person that would enter. I decided to go all in and took a picture of my weight. It was 280. One of the biggest I've ever been. I wasn't entering to win a prize but to prove to myself that I could actually give up what it asked of me during the challenge. My main obstacle being sugar. Two weeks later I had lost 9 lbs and had started walking daily. I needed to prove to myself that I could do this. Not for anyone but me because I have always had a low self esteem due to my weight. I ended up winning the challenge, but with the win also came the realization of everyone seeing what I weigh and being ashamed. I prayed every morning and throughout the day that God would give me strength and the consistency that I have always lacked. No only did God see me through but during the service last sunday our pastor was talking about how God wants to help us but we have to put forth the effort when we ask for his help. I related to this in so many ways. I know God will stand by me and help me but I have to be willing to do my part and eat right and exercise.
I hope by me sharing my feeling the lows and highs of this journey God uses me to reach someone that felt helpless as I did with their weight. I have a very long way to go and I know there will be bad days along with great days but I hope this journey is lifelong and one that with God's help I will accomplish. I believe I can. Thanks for taking the time to read my story and I hope you will continue to follow me on this journey to fit and fabulous.
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