So I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend..I enjoy being the wife of the sexiest man alive and a mom to my 6 children..they are the loves of my life and I truly love my family more than anything..well maybe not more than food..until recently anyways..hence the birth of this blog.
Today I find myself heavier than ever before and today I made a promise to my family to finally, once and for all do something about it. It won't be easy and I honestly don't expect an easy road whatsoever, quite the opposite actually. But here's what I know..I know that the very same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead dwells within me and I know that He has promised to go before me and level the mountains. I also know that He has promised to never leave me and that there will always be a way out of temptation..through His power, of course.
I am truly blessed in the fact that my husband loves me and finds me attractive and sexy even at the morbidly obese weight that I find myself at. He loved me when we got married, 17 years and 100+ pounds ago, and I am completely secure in his love today. My kids are the same. No one has ever said anything harsh to me regarding my weight. I am blessed. I am healthy, as much as to be expected. No diseases that I know of, never have had high blood pressure or high cholesterol or even diabetes. But I do know that if I continue on through the rest of my life at this weight or even higher, something is bound to go wrong. There's only so much a body can take.
I'm on my way out the door to a ladies Bible study that I have been attending. We are reading the Made To Crave book by Lysa Terkeurst, and wow..what an unbelievable study this has been! We are on week 4 and I have definitely found some incredible truths that will be with me forever, thanks to this study. Years ago I read another book called, My Big Fat Greek Diet, by Dr. Nick Yphantides, and I have always been in awe of what this man has accomplished. There is a statement that he makes, and I will leave you with it: "Your life and your health are a gift, honor your God by taking care of it". Those words have never left me. Today I make the choice, with an undivided heart to honor my God by taking care of my health.
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