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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

a little bit about myself..

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.

more later..


Colette said...

Kristina, just finished reading all your posts! You are such a great writer! Prayed for you today. Several times actually. I know that you will be successful at this! I'm on the 3rd time around reading Made To Crave! Amazing book filled with undeniable truth! Love tou!
P.s. Your dad has offered you a pretty sweet reward! I keep asking Matt what reward he will give me when I reach my goal. He won't answer me :(

Kristina said...

Thank You Colette!! You have always been such a HUGE blessing in my life and I so thankful to have you praying for me and encouraging me along this journey. I am praying for you too, my precious friend!! I will pray for God to reveal to Matt the perfec reward for you! :) could happen! ;) LOVE YOU so much!! xxoo