Yesterday, I stepped onto the scale, and I cried. It read, 179.8. “Thank you, Jesus,” I said. I knew I couldn’t have done it on my own. As of Dec. 19, 2013, I have lost 80.2 pounds.
I’d resigned myself to being heavy. I can’t express to you how much better I feel, how much happier I am with my appearance, how much more energy I have. I have changed. I’m now a person who cares about being healthy – eating well, exercising – those things are important to me now. They weren’t before.
My challenge now is one I don’t think I expected. Ten months ago, I was a habitual overeater. Since then, I’ve been on a diet. I realized yesterday that I have to learn to eat normally because I’ve never done it before. I still need your support and prayers, but I am committed to being healthy. I won’t be the guy I used to be.
Well, after the starch fest that is Thanksgiving (which we were blessed to spend with our friends the Mayers and their family), I didn’t expect to hit this milestone so soon, but as of today, I weigh 184.2 pounds. That’s 75.8 down and only 4.2 to go!
A year ago, I would never have thought I’d be at this weight ever again in my life. (I weighed 185 pounds in high school.) A year ago, I wasn’t even thinking about trying to get healthy! But then a friend pointed me to the app LoseIt!, and it’s ease of use gave me what I needed to get going.
I want to thank all of you who read this blog for continued prayers and support. I wouldn’t have gotten this far without you! Less than 5 pounds to go!