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goodbye 300's!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We did it! I weighed in this past Saturday and low and behold -- 297.4! I just stared at the number thinking the scale wasn't done adjusting yet. And when it stayed there, my eyes got big and I started crying. It's been at least 6 or 7 years since I've been under 300 lbs. I was so afraid that I'd never be able to get out. But I'm out and I don't ever want to see that number again.

I say "we" did it, because I couldn't have done it by my self. God has been carrying me every step of the way. His love and provision are so immense! I had lost about 42 lbs on my own and my weight loss was slowing down. I was getting so bummed and losing hope. Along comes my mom to suggest trying Jenny Craig. A friend of hers had had a lot of success with it. We met with the staff, I fought it every step of the way..."it's too expensive", "I can do it on my own". They talked me into it and mom paid for a year!

I've been on their program since late June. I was surprised to find that their food is actually pretty good. I just really miss cooking. I was getting so good at cooking healthy meals, I miss it. But I still get to steam, sautee and grill veggies, so that's something. And the kicker is, I'm actually enjoying working out. I still make every excuse in the book not to go to the gym, but I usually end up going and really feel good during and after.

To date, I've lost 82.6 lbs and that's just the beginning. I'm fitting into 14/16 tops and last night I tried on this cute black pencil skirt at Torrid...size 18 and it zipped up, no problem. Looked pretty cute too. I was amazed and delighted. And I was right, I can do it on my own, but Jenny helped kick my weight loss up a notch, and I learned that it's okay to seek out help. The victory is no less sweet when it is shared. God is so good, you guys. If you don't know Him, that's what's been missing, that's the void you feel. All things are possible with Him. There is a song by Israel Houghton that keeps playing in my mind, I think it's very fitting. Here are some of the words...

I'm not looking back, I'm moving ahead
I'm here to declare to you the past is over
In You, all things are made new
Surrender my life to Christ
I'm moving, moving forward

With that said, I'm not going to look back. Adios, Sayonara, So long and Farewell to the 300's!! You will not be missed! I'm moving forward to a healthy, fit body and a better life. In Jesus' name!

Have a great day! XoXo
~ Denelle
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