my heaviest, taken on 10/07/06 - 4 months after our first son was born
1/11/09 - My brother & sister ...getting closer to goal weight the first go-around
5k run - "Run for Courage" Oct 2011, keeping exercise fun, meaningful, & of course: social!
I want to glorify God in my life, and one of those aspects includes my body. I like to eat, and I grew up dining on my parents' most amazing cooking. In turn I have learned to cook, bake, and share the love in preparing a nice warm meal. I joined spark people after my first son was born, and lost a ton of weight. I think it was close to 60 pounds. I learned that tracking my food, and regular exercise really does make a difference, and self control is a practice.
After I reached my goal for weight loss, we were hoping to have another baby. I got pregnant the first month of trying! Such a blessing! Even though I started off strong in watching what I was eating while I was pregnant, I think I started slipping incrementally about half way through the pregnancy, and ended up gaining a lot of weight back. After our second baby was born about Christmas time 2010, I tried to eat healthy, but there came a point in time where I think I mentally & emotionally retired that idea when circumstances got difficult. Our second son refused to sleep more than 2-3 hours at stretch at night, and he also liked to cry... loudly....a lot. Now with 2 kids, the transition of caring for both, and a sleep deprived mama (for an entire year,) and trying to soothe a baby who liked to cry often & loudly, I found myself turning to food for comfort. Bite by bite the weight crept slowly back on.
January 2011 - New Years Resolution Time - Enough is enough. Time to remind myself of the fruits of the Spirit: love, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, s.e.l.f. c.o.n.t.o.l.... time to surrender this eating struggle...again!
By God's grace, and an ongoing surrender of taking care of this body by putting nice healthy food in it (in proper proportions) I hope to get rid of this extra weight which has been weighing me down...literally. I know Jesus loves me for who I am, and this goal of living a healthier lifestyle isn't to look a picture in a magazine, (air brushed ladies don't count as real) but to glorify God with my body. Lord, please be the center of it all.
Loose 50 lbs in a healthy way.
Record my calories to meet my caloric goals, exercise, & blog for some accountability!
I'm a mom, and a wife, I love Jesus, and want to be healthy. I would also like to stay healthy and active to promote that kind of lifestyle for my family. I want to run the race God has for me.
"For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."
-2 Peter 1: 5-8
| Pounds lost: 49.0