#1 1/1/2018 - 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Good Morning my fellow sparkers. I thought I should update you on my progress.
I have dealt with a breathing problem since 2005. Due to my health issues I had to use oxygen 24/7, I started using in January 2014. I wallowed around in deep depression. I thought strongly of committing suicide. Thank God I had a friend that talked me off the ledge so many times that I have lost count.
I continued using my oxygen.... I did not use my oxygen when I went to the grocery store because I could walk around as long as I had the cart to lean on. My friend and I came to the conclusion that "maybe" if I lost weight I could walk without oxygen. To be honest with you I was very frightened. I found a diet I could stick to. I started out at 233, which was my heavest weight. Periodically I would perform various lab test on myself. I lost 40 pounds and 30 inches (and I didn't exercise) the first test I took was while I was on oxygen full time. My oxygen secretion dropped down to 83 it took me 15 minutes to recoup but that only brought it up to 96. In May 2017 I stopped using oxygen all together. FAST FORWARD to today, my oxygen dropped to 85 and it took me 2 minutes and 23 seconds to recoup and my oxygen went up to 98. Even WITH OXYGEN I couldn't get it pass 96.
I am so amazed at what GOD has done for me. This is "ONLY" possible because it is jesus Christ who has given me the ability to breath. God has become a major focal point in my life. Without him I would not be able to exist.
This year I have gone back on the diet when I lost those 40 pounds (which I have kept off) I am following that same diet, so far this year I have lost 9 pounds. I have not exercised but I will start adding exercising to accompany my diet. I am anxious to find that small lady inside of me, I know she is in there.
My best friend Katie has a large collection of CDs, over 400 and she is loaning me hers so I can copy them to my mp3. I believe that 150 of them. so, I will have my work cut out for me.
My Bible study has started a new book. It is called the "The Circle Maker" we were instructed to make a prayer book, so we could circle our friends and family. There are a plethora of people needing prayer. I have made a book to include everyone I am praying for. So, if there is something or someone you need me to pray for just tell me what it is and your name. I will be happy to add YOU to my "Circle of Prayer". Katie has just mentioned as I read this blog to her that I must include that I have so many names in my prayer book to pray for that I need a wheelbarrow to carry it in. I still can handle as much as God will bless me with!!!!
May God richly bless each of you (the readed) today and all year.
Anyhow, that is my story and I am sticking to it.
Have a beautiful BLESSED day.