I'll admit it. I'm fat. Not just a little pudge at the waist, but...obese...
I wasn't always fat. At a time in my life, I was in shape, able to pass the Missouri State Department of Corrections physical, which included running 1/4 mile, climbing stairs, then going down and finding a ball underneath and placing on top of the stairs, pulling a 150 pound sandbag 18 feet backwards, and so on, and had to do it in a hair over 2 minutes and under 3 minutes. I worked hard and trained to be able to do it--I was never a runner, but strength I had.
I had gotten to a size 26 and worked out religiously, dieted strictly, and dropped down to a size 14/16. I built muscle and endurance, and was in the best shape of my life.
Then life got in the way. Stress. Depression. Gluttony.
So here I am, 15 years later, at that same size or a hair larger. My weight is more than when I started back then. I've gotten older, developed bad habits, let the sin of gluttony get out of hand.
Today it stops.
Today the gluttony ends.
My goal is to drop 200 pounds. Yes, that's a lot. And it will take time. But it has to start somewhere, with that first step, that is officially today.
Today, my diabetes will get under control. Today I will be very careful what is consumed. I will work harder on my housekeeping, as you really can get a good workout just keeping home. There's other activities to do to get exercise in without having to join a gym.
There is no fancy diet to follow. Simply controlling portions, limiting sugars (which a diabetic should do anyway), calories, and drinking more water. Nothing fancy at all.
Today is the day.
It took this picture to get me to the realization I needed to do something. I'm in the gray coach's shirt, peeling a plantain and learning how to make tostones at my father in law's house. I didn't realize I'd grown so big, that I'd let myself get to that point.
But now I know.
And now, I can do something about it.
You're welcome to join along with me with weekly updates. This is week 1 of the journey. It will be hard at the holidays, with making goodies for family and friends, but with God's help, all things are possible. He is in control, He's still on the throne, and He can help me get to where He wants me to be.
Thanks for stopping by!
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