Starting Weight: 156 lbs
Current Weight: 143.5 lbs
I lost 1 pound from last week
I know there is no way I can lose 3.5 pounds in 5 days, and I am not going to trick myself into thinking I can either. This week is crazy with my mom and step-dad visiting, I am leaving Thursday with the girls to go back to Ohio for my niece's graduation party and ceremony, and returning home on Monday. So there is not a lot of time to work out, so I will have to make really healthy choices, and also I plan on eating some yummy treats my MIL is making for Mandy's party. So although I sound totally contradictory, I am okay with where I am. I truly think working out and running is playing a little bit into the number on the scale, too. Maybe I am crazy, which I often wonder, but I have been running a lot, so hopefully I am adding muscle and will lose the fat soon.
At times I feel like I have failed and other times I am as happy as a lark. I know I can do it, I know what I have to do to get it done, and it all will happen. I think these last couple pounds are a great reminder that I still need to rely on God for all things and to remain obedient to Him. I feel pretty good about myself and I have noticed some changes in my appearance too. I still feel flabby around the middle, but my wedding ring is big on me, which it has never been big on me. I am smaller in a particular area that most women would like to be larger in, now that statistic includes me, ha. So I am not sure where all the weight has been distributed, but that's okay.
So whatever journey you are on remember: "I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back." Phil. 3:12-14