25 Pounds!

My Bride and I passed the 25 pounds lost mark tonight. Praise be to God!!

Blessings,

David

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Finish Line

This is normally the point where I would give up; where I would say “It’s not meant to be” or “I’m just meant to be fat”. Well, not this time. I started off with a bang in my weight loss journey and in the last 2 weeks I have only lost a grand total of 0.8 pounds. While discouraging it simply means I need to shake things up a bit. Or as I am choosing to look at it, just another challenge. My Bride inspires me daily to keep fighting and I serve the One true God that tells me I’m worth it.

So onward I go, while the finish line may be far away, I WILL cross it. Have a Jesus filled day everyone.

-David

Weight Loss

NO THESE ARE NOT MY FEET everyone lol! In fact, I don’t know if a glass scale would be such a good idea in my case. Anyways, hello everyone and I pray that each of you have a fantastic week and can enjoy some down time this weekend.

Well, here I go again! Trying for number 8,143 to be a successful one at losing this weight. This time I am trying Weight Watchers; now commonly known simply as WW. This would seem to be more in my favor than the rest because everything is done on a point system rather than telling me what I can and cannot eat.

How and what I eat are up to me as long as I don’t go over my point totals. Seems simple enough but as I have already found out, I will need to adjust alot for my creamer has already gotten me in trouble!

My message to all of you is simple today; if you are feeling down about your weight loss struggles, I feel you. I am the poster child for failing to lose weight. The thing is I keep getting back up! I keep fighting and I keep aiming to achieve this goal of getting healthy and being comfortable in my own skin.

See life isn’t necessarily about us winning or losing as the world sees it, but instead in how many times can you get back up after the Enemy knocks you down. I think it says more about someones character that can keep taking hits and keeps coming back for more, than someone who achieves instant success. It shows you can persevere, overcome, and triumph over anything! And while it might take longer to achieve your goals, once you do it will be permanent!

Friends, I ask for your prayers on this new path I am on. Slow and steady wins the race and after all is said and done I WILL be victorious! So will you!

Love and Blessings,

David

Why Not Me?

DO YOU EVER ASK YOURSELF the above question? Why not me? The subject matter relating to that question could be on a range of subjects; Career, Family, Faith, but for me its for something different and maybe you can relate; my weight…

I haven’t always been heavy; when I was a kid I was relatively normal when it came to my weight. In fact, once I got through those awkward teenage years, I looked pretty good. That really was a miracle though because my Mother nor my Father cooked so pretty much my whole childhood was Burger King, McDonalds, or Wendy’s for dinner. The only time I got a somewhat healthy dinner was when I would visit my Grandparents house. Even then though it wasn’t really healthy, just not a bunch of processed junk.

So fast forward to today; as I sit here I weigh a pathetic 385 pounds. I just stopped doing the Keto thing because all it was doing was making me sick and I wasn’t losing anything anyway. One thing I have definitely noticed is that at the ripe old age of 47, losing weight has become much more difficult. There was a time where I could just cut out the crap foods and the weight would fall off; not so much any more.

People tell me all the time; “You just have to want it bad enough!” Well let me tell you, I do. I don’t enjoy looking like a walking watermelon and having every day be in pain all over. I try to hide the pain I’m in but even there I am starting to fail.

I watch these videos where people have lost tremendous amounts of weight, and for a brief moment I will get motivated, then I fall back again. So I ask myself this morning; why not me? Why is it that I always lose the motivation to keep going? Is it because of my love of the taste of food? Is it something else? I don’t know, but the frustration level has reached new heights. I am almost at the point of just saying; “Just forget it David, you’ll always be fat and probably die of a heart attack”. Trust me though, that is NOT what I want…

Friends, I told you there would be days where what I write would not be very motivational; today is one of those days. I just needed to write my feelings out as maybe that will help. Something has to give, that is all I know. For this I place it all in God’s hands and whatever happens will happen.

Thanks for reading everyone,

David