Journey #1: Weight Loss

So, this would be my first ever post on my first ever blog. I’ve been part of blogs before, but I’ve never had one of my own.

Basically, I honestly can’t imagine that many people really caring, but I decided to do this more for my own accountability than anyone else.

Our journey on this earth isn’t easy for anyone. We all need all the help we can get, right? So this is my call for help.

I want to be a better Christian, a better wife to my husband and a better mom to my little boy. So to that end, I’ve decided that my physical and spiritual health are at the center of all those things and that is what I need to concentrate on. I believe I need the physical health before I can truly attain the spiritual health to its fullest, so that is where I will begin.

Anyone who’s known me all my life has got to know just how uncomfortable I am in my own skin being this overweight. This is just not me. God did not design me to be this way, so by being this way, I have let the evil one win. What’s up with that!?

Well, it’s time to do something about it. Is it going to be easy? Nope. Is it going to be cheap? Nope. Is it going to be enjoyable? I’m guessing not! But is it going to be worth it? YES!!! Am I going to be a better wife because of it? YEP! Am I going to be a better mother? MOST CERTAINLY. And most importantly, am I going to be able to more effective for the kingdom of Christ? YES!!!

So how can I NOT do it?

This coming Friday I have my first appointment at Slimgenics. It’s a weight loss program to be sure, but the key for me is that I will have a one-on-one weight loss counselor that I will meet with 3 times a week to help me. I believe that will be the key. If I could have done this on my own, I would have already!!!

I work with a woman whose best friend did this and has had amazing (and more importantly LASTING) results. She finally caved and decided to do it herself 6 weeks ago. It’s not the cheapest route, to be certain, but when is hiring a personal counselor for ANYTHING cheap? Heh.

Only 6 weeks in, the changes in my co-worker have been inspiring. I sat down and talked with her about the plan and came to the same conclusion she did: can I afford to do this? How about asking the better question: can I afford NOT to?

So I am going to use this space to post about my journey and how it’s going. When I’m having good days, when I’m having bad days and everything in between.

What am I asking of you? Click on the right to follow my blog – I need support and prayers that I will stick with this and come out the other side healthier for my family and for God!

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4 thoughts on “Journey #1: Weight Loss

  1. I am so excited that you are doing this… losing weight and starting a blog. Rob told me about it. I'm really psyched for you to succeed. I'll pray for you daily. GOOD LUCK ANGIE! You can do it!

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