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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Yesterday a very good friend of mine sent out this picture to my Facebook. With this quote attached to it " Way to go Lee! You are an inspiration and have Proven that weight loss can be done!" ...........Keep in mind I had set this goal of 175 thinking that the is no way in Hell that I would ever get there!!! Also I had quit weighing myself for quite some time now. I would get so stressed about gaining a pound here or there. Then it was like a ball and chain was literally removed from my leg!! I relaxed and still exercised most nights and did my morning exercise. Then My clothes started falling of me at size 34 waist!(Before this I wore a size 42) Then I went and bought some size 33 pants (which are very hard to find btw) Wore those for a while. Then I noticed those were getting more loose. So then I was just going to "try on" a size 32....JUST FOR KICKS!! Well that is what Ive been wearing for a few weeks now. Still all the while not weighing myself!! Well back to the pic up top. I went to my garage and literally dusted off the ol girl!!! Then it said 175!!!! I even carried it around the garage and in the house just to make sure I wasnt on an uneven surface!!! ANYWAY!!! If you look at my Goals one of them says "Inspire somebody!!" Well that same person who posted this pic of me has been joining me at the local track for a good while now and has lost a total of 6 pounds!!! All I can say is that I give all the glory to God for giving me the strength and the courage weightloss wagon!!!
1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God... this is your spiritual[a] act of worship. 2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-2
I have read this passage many many many times before I start to exercise/walk......It has given me the courage to just go and Praise God while I am out there!!!
I have had my best conversations with God at the track!!!
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  • GANGEL529
    Lee.... You are awesome!! I am so proud to call you my Big Brother, but calling you big is not an option anymore. You are an inspiration to us all. Keep up the good work!!! Since, Big is not an option any longer I'll have to go with Older. LOL!!! Love ya, Lil Sis emoticon emoticon
    3757 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/31/2009 4:31:52 PM
  • MAV1729
    My friend has now lost a total of 12 pounds!!!!
    3760 days ago
  • JOIJA723
    LEEEEEEEE! OMGosh - you met your goal!!! I'm so incredibley proud of you!! (and jealous too!!) Congratulations Buddy! But WOW.....you look like a completely different person! I am so glad that when others are watching you (cuz somebody is ALWAYS watchin) they are getting nothing but good clean inspiration - spiritual and for weight loss!

    You're AWESOME!
    3761 days ago
  • ANNIEL617
    This whole journey is first about living in a way that pleases God, honoring our creator and not making an idol out of the creation of food. Then it's about losing weight for health and role modeling self control for others. Finally it's about appearance. Congratulations on your success!
    3766 days ago
    Great blog and inspiration a well. It's an awesome feeling to know you've met a goal you never thought possible. I'll never forget when I first found out I'd beat my goal. It was while I was away at my mother in law's. I thought she may have played w/the scale. I was so excited when I found out she hadn't. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3766 days ago
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